As anyone who has followed my Boyd's saga knows, the rifle I put into that stock set is an SA M1903, 1.27 million serial, which dates the action to 1926. It has an SA 1-30 barrel on it, as it came to me.
The Poll has 3 questions, and you may vote an answer for EACH of the questions - there are 2 seperate questions regarding barrel originality and replace it or not.
I am tempted to believe the 1-30 barrel is original to the rifle - the action made 1926, but assembled as a rifle later. or perhaps rebarrelled for NM in 1930's - we will never know I guess unless it scores a hit in SRS, which so far it has not (yet all serials AROUND are NM or DCMP sales). The rifle stayed in US military use.
The problem with the barrel is a 1/2 inch counter-bore. The bore is otherwise quite nice. Of course we can never tell who or when the counter bore was done - most doubt US military repair.
I have tentatively purchased a 6-27 barrel in VERY fine shape. Would YOU rebarrel it, or leave it as is?
Poll has the questions