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sight warner & swasey 1908 FM Hotchkiss M1909 Benet-Mercie ?


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#1 airborne53

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:57 AM

hello
received this week this 1908 sight serial number 1655 and used on rifle 256 , with this number l think is not for springfield 1903 , perhaps for 1908 machine gun Benet-Merciť ?
leather scabbard made by RIA in 1912

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:55 PM

Yes, the first M1903 optical device ever issued. Following:
"By about 1911, all branches of the U.S. armed forces were primarily armed with M1903s.The accuracy, fire-power and reliability of the '03 soon made it very popular with the majority of its users. The '03 also proved its mettle as a competitive target rifle as well, including use in Olympic matches. The first standard-issue U.S. Army sniper rifle, an M1903 fitted with a prismatic Warner & Swasey Model of 1908 "Musket Sight" was adopted during this period. Prior to World War I, the M1908 W&S sight was replaced by the slightly improved M 1913 variant, which was the primary U.S. sniping arm of the war. The U.S. Marine Corps did not adopt the Warner & Swasey scope and, rather, utilized M1903s fitted with Winchester A-5 scopes. "

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#3 OLD RSM

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:37 PM

Yes, the first M1903 optical device ever issued. Following:
"By about 1911, all branches of the U.S. armed forces were primarily armed with M1903s.The accuracy, fire-power and reliability of the '03 soon made it very popular with the majority of its users. The '03 also proved its mettle as a competitive target rifle as well, including use in Olympic matches. The first standard-issue U.S. Army sniper rifle, an M1903 fitted with a prismatic Warner & Swasey Model of 1908 "Musket Sight" was adopted during this period. Prior to World War I, the M1908 W&S sight was replaced by the slightly improved M 1913 variant, which was the primary U.S. sniping arm of the war. The U.S. Marine Corps did not adopt the Warner & Swasey scope and, rather, utilized M1903s fitted with Winchester A-5 scopes. "

Check also

http://www.usmilitar...d...9&hl=swasey

HI
Canada used the Warner & Swasey Mod 1908 Musket Sight on MkIII M 10 Ross Sniper Riflec in .303 Cartridge.
The A5 Winchester was used as well.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:09 PM

hello
received this week this 1908 sight serial number 1655 and used on rifle 256 , with this number l think is not for springfield 1903 , perhaps for 1908 machine gun Benet-Merciť ?
olivier


No, your scope is for the M1903. Your scope fit the 2nd lowest SN 1903 known to be equipped with a M1908. Good luck finding SA 256, as it most likely went to France (as did that scope). For more info, email me.

Jim


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