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Thread: Just picked up a Gibbs 1903A4

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    Just picked up a Gibbs 1903A4

    I just picked up a Gibbs 03A4 from Aimsurplus and I thought I would share some thoughts.

    First impressions:
    This is a very nicely put together package. As you are probably aware, the rifle comes with a hard case, a "GI" bag and a leather 1907 sling. Fit and finish is excellent. My receiver has a few minor pits near the mag cut off, but otherwise, the metal is in great shape with a very nice repark.

    The receiver is stamped REM-03A4 and the serial # is 40117XX. The bolt is also stamped "R" which I assume is fer Remington?

    Scope and mount:
    Are rock solid! The mount is marked Gibbs Rifle, Martinsburg WV. the scope was the biggest surprise, I had set my expectations low, this being a remake afterall. The scope has bright clear glass and out of the box, I was on paper at 100 yards. The turretts have a nice feel and make nice positive clicks. Adjustment was easily made and this rifle was one of the easiest to zero that I have ever had. Eye relief is excellent and again I was surprised how useable this scope is. I was expecting this to be a bit of a show piece rather than a seriously accurate scope.

    Overall, I am thrilled with this rifle.

    My reasons for purchase:
    1) I will never spend the $ for a real one
    2) Even if I did buy a real one, It would never leave the safe
    3) I wanted a shooter
    4) I think the 03A4 is one of the best looking rifles of all time
    5) I was satisfied enough with Gibbs claims about drill receivers






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    I would love to know how well it groups.

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    I had the best 3 round group of my life with this rifle. 3 shots that would have fit behind a quarter....maybe beginners luck, can't wait to try again this weekend.

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    Pretty good shooting. How about for a 5rd group? What range were you shooting at?

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    Beautiful rifle. Original or not, I love seeing them. Incredible piece of history and I'm glad there are companies making them yet today.

    Thanks for sharing!

    I'd love a detailed range report, and maybe a box test on the scope.
    Greg Dykstra
    Primal Rights, Inc.

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    Congrats on a very nice rifle!

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    That's pretty cool and I agree about the looks. How's it shoot? What's the glass like?

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