1903a3 Serial Number Lookup

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  1. 1903a3 Serial Number Lookup
Hello,
My friend's Remington 03A3 has the serial number 4,097,XXX, and a Remington barrel dated 9-43. I found this:
RA3 40969xx RA 9-43
RA3 40975xx RA 8-44 2g
RA3 409792x RA 12-43
RA3 4098281 RA 11-43
RA3 4098456 RA 11-43 4g
RA3 40989xx RA 9-43
Here: http://www.vishooter.net/RA3.txt
Do you think that my friend's rifle is correct, meaning that it has not been rebarreled? It seems to be very near the numbers for the correct date, but I would like some opinions from people who know their Springfields (I do not). If you need any more info I will try to get it to you.
Thanks,
Jim

1903a3 Serial Number Lookup

Smith corona 03a3 serial numbersLookup

Springfield 1903 Serial number date ranges. Two of the 68 were made at Springfield Armory and had serial numbers in the 950,000 range. Of the remaining 57 receivers 33 were manufactured by Springfield Armory and 24 by Rock Island. Hatcher provided the serial number and the date of failure for all 33 Springfield Armory receivers. Sep 28, 2019  Hello, My friend's Remington 03A3 has the serial number 4,097,XXX, and a Remington barrel dated 9-43. I found this: RA3 40969xx RA 9-43 RA3 40975xx RA 8-44 2g RA3 409792x RA 12-43 RA3 4098281 RA 11-43 RA3 4098456 RA 11-43 4g RA3 40989xx RA 9-43. Interestingly, Remington “over ran” some of Smith-Corona’s first block of serial numbers. Consequently, there were an estimated 3,600 Remington ’03A3 rifles produced with numbers initially.