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Gutshot John
06-12-08, 17:17
I've loved these rifles for a long time.

I took my dad's old sporter (was a converted military) and reconverted it back to resemble a WWII sniper rifle.

I liked the no-frills, weathered look of the existing B&L optic (My dad bought it new the year I was born) so I kept it. I also really liked the chromed bolt.

I hunted with it a few times, but now it mostly sits in my safe.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll99/GutshotJohn/DSC_1091.jpg

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll99/GutshotJohn/DSC_1092.jpg

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll99/GutshotJohn/DSC_1093.jpg

lowprone
06-12-08, 17:45
Beautiful rifle and 30-06 is serious cartridge, I would put milled front bands on it
as befits such a fine piece of wood and steel.

Gutshot John
06-12-08, 18:44
Like so?

http://cgi.ebay.com/U-S-SPRINGFIELD-MODEL-1903-MILLED-UPPER-BAND_W0QQitemZ370059322640QQihZ024QQcategoryZ4726QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

shooter521
06-12-08, 20:24
A good friend of mine recently bought a Smith-Corona 1903-A3. Beautiful gun, and easily the most accurate of his WWII rifles (though the Enfield bolt cycles faster and recoil is a bit easier on the shoulder). Nice to see a sporter restored at least partially to its as-issued glory. :D

Here's a pic from the impromptu "military heritage shoot" that we had on Memorial Day; the -03 is second from the left:

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/i188/shooter521/misc%20guns/MemorialDay2008_small.jpg

threefeathers
06-26-08, 14:44
I love mine and now that I'm not so worried about losing high cap rights I might order another one of these in a 03A3 config.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/threefeathers/DSC01597.jpg

Perryguy
07-01-08, 13:28
Got mine from the CMP, gotta love Cosmoline!

WRMorrison
07-23-08, 13:41
Here's a teaser of mine (just picked up the barreled-receiver from the 'smiths last night):

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/WRMorrison/hardened.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/WRMorrison/caliberstamp.jpg

More info on my project here:
https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=12725

-WRM

casio02478
08-13-08, 21:27
Beautiful, just beautiful guys.

Gutshot John
08-14-08, 08:38
Here's a teaser of mine (just picked up the barreled-receiver from the 'smiths last night):

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/WRMorrison/hardened.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/WRMorrison/caliberstamp.jpg

More info on my project here:
https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=12725

-WRM

That my friend is the cat's ass.

PLEASE let us know when you get it out to the range.

sl4mdaddy
08-14-08, 09:26
That's a damned beautiful rifle you have there, Gutshot. I restored (sorta) an Enfield years ago and had to eventually sell it, which was painful. After recently acquiring my Garand my war rifle bug has kicked back in.

MarshallDodge
08-21-08, 14:51
I love the old Springfields. Your A3 came out great Gutshot!

Here is my son's sporterized A3 that we picked up at a gunshow last year:
http://home.comcast.net/~fun2shoot/bryansa3.jpg


I have a couple in original condition and will have to take pics of them later.

dieselten
01-13-09, 00:22
Here is my 1903A1 with Unertl scopes

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/dieselten/03USMC10x.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/dieselten/03usmcrtrr75.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/dieselten/03usmctop.jpg

Kaos
01-13-09, 08:02
We have one of these in the shop for like 595 that I drool over, but can never pull the trigger on for some reason. Every time I've broken the gongs at the club...it's been with '06

steppenwolf
02-01-09, 20:40
I've been looking for a "C" stock for my 03A3, as the original is cracked.

The CMP store was supposed to be getting some in, but AFAIK there's none there yet. Anyone know where I might find one, ready to use (not Boyd's). Thanks.

wilshire1412
02-11-09, 20:26
Here is mine, a former basket case sporter that I rescued a while back.
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h253/jetsound/DSC_3839.jpg
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h253/jetsound/DSC_3832.jpg

steppenwolf
02-11-09, 20:56
That's a super-looking 03, Wilshire. Nice rescue! :cool: