1903 Springfield Safe to Shoot?
I probably should have known or researched this sooner, but I understand that a Springfield with a serial # under 800,000, is not safe to shoot. I have been shooting mine on and off for 40 years, probably only 150 rounds or so during that period. Serial # is 585XXX, manufactured by Winchester. I remember a gunsmith replacing the bolt many years ago. Shot many deer with it and a couple of moose. I am thinking I may have to sadly retire it. Maybe I have been lucky that it has not exploded? Any of you gun guys have any info? Thoughts? Thanks.
Last edited by 35 whelen; 12-06-2018 at 07:26 PM.