Time to share one of my firearms I picked up last quarter for a great price. Props to ObKrieger for the request. Here is my 1942 Remington 1903-A3. According to oldguns.net the receiver is a 1942 manufacture. The barrel is 4-43.
The receiver section showing late war features of stamped trigger housing and machining marks.
The barrel and front sight.
The rear sight and sight picture.
The late war butt plate.
The bolt w/ all its R's.
The stock cartouches. The end of the stock looks to be stamped with a 2 (upside down in the picture). I'm used to seeing an S for Springfield. Any idea what a 2 might mean? Also why is there no RA cartouche? I've seen some people say RA is for Remington Arms and others that say Raritan Arsenal. But I've seen several Remington stocks with FJA and RA cartouches. I'm also a little confused with the OG (Ogden Arsenal) stamp. Was this used only on rebuilds or did Remington send rifles to an arsenal before issue?
Finally all the other little R's I could find.