"Buy the gun, not the story."
"If only this could talk"
What if you can prove the story?
And sometimes the firearms can talk, you just need to speak the language.
This all started with matching rifle serial number 325,901 to a USMC Quartermaster survey report that stated: "The board finds that rifle 325901 is in serviceable condition , and is of the opinion that the defects noted are due to normal wear of firing, and recommends that Pfc. Mills be relieved from pecuniary responsibility."
A rifle was discovered matching our database and our Marine Quartermaster reports paired with some phone calls filled in the rest.
A genuine thank you to Jonathon Krisko for his hard work on this project.
How far would you dig once you make the connection?
In this article, we take a look at some of the history and distinguishing features found on Marine Corps Model 1903 rifles, along with one Marine's connection with a specific rifle.