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Are Low Number '03 Rifles Unsafe?

It's long been debated that M1903 rifles under a certain serial number are unsafe to shoot because of issues with their initial heat treatment. Some people swear by this and steer clear of these guns except as collector's items. Other people take it with a grain of salt and take them to the range.

Here's my first-hand experience with low-number '03s:

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