No problem, really. The receivers, when sent in for overhaul, were often refinished the same "tone" as the barrel. It is hard to say for certain when the barrel was fitted - barrels were often stored for weeks, months or even years before they were used. I can say that the SA/GAW was only used for overhauls i the 1943-44 time period and was not "original" to any M1903. Keep in mind that the philosophy at Springfield and other arsenals was "Part is parts". There is a possiblity the 1932 barrel could have been in storage since it was manufactured or taken off another rifle.
Last edited by Rick the Librarian; 01-07-2011 at 09:22.
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