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    Posted: May 26 2021 at 12:28pm
In 2005,I bought this rifle as a present,for my brother,for Christmas,in full MILSURP.
After he "sporterized" it,he decided to never hunt,again,so I traded him my 1942 Femaru .380 pistol,and a friend brought it to me,from Michigan.
Fortunately,he never cut the barrel,just the butt stock,and fore arm,and he kept all the hardware.
So,I'll restore it.
I am curious,as it seems to be a '48 Fazerkely ,used by the South African Defense Force.
The bore slugged at .310 ,and all numbers seem to match.
What I'm curious about,is the front sight marking,as I was told it would have a 3-digit height number.
Any ideas?
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if your talking about the front sight blade height, I think I’ve seen  “.03” and .”.030”,  so not necessarily three digits.  I’ll have to check my spares to confirm this. 

Is .310 the measured groove diameter?  That’s fairly tight for a .303 barrel, more typically .313 to .315.  Typical bore was .302 to .303. 
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Yes,according to a gunsmith,.310 is the groove diameter.
I tried to post  pics,but keep getting :error" message.
The frint site has an "F"on the top left side(looking down at it),and "06",on the right side. On the flat of the barrel,it has a stamping of a rifle,and sword crossed,with "S" on the left"A",on the right,and a "U"with chicken track,above.
On the receiver top,it has a "O"with a chicken track,inside.
I plan on finding another butt,and forestock,and the ring that retains the top wood,at the receiver.
I have everything else.
On the bolt head is a zero.
It shoots great.

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Left side,of receiver is electro-etched"48PF(in a 3 sided box),23956 the same numbers(23956)is on the right side of the barrel,and the rear of the bolt handle. 



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I have to chuckle a little but no offense is intended. It's your description of the "chicken track". That is actually a "broad arrow". The "U" with the broad arrow inside is the South African ownership mark.
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Well, ..that confirms my hunch about it being  an SA rifle ,then.
It really is in good condition,so I'll plan on restoring it to milsurp.
Thanks for the input .
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Very small extremely heavy chickens? 
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It depends on the deviation from 00. Some are 3 digits, but others are 2 only.
0-.060" is marked -06 & +0.030" is marked 03 for example. The third ".05" digit is used for ones like the 0.015 sights.

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Out of curiosity, I used a lead "oo " buckshot ,and slugged the barrel.( .333")
Low spots(lands ?) were  .3032.
High spots(grooves?) were  .3105
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