View Full Version : OT: 1903 Springfields
March 11, 2002, 20:00
Lets say the CMP started offering Springfields for general sale. What would be the most desirable as a shooter?
March 11, 2002, 22:21
I have a Smith Corona s stock that will shoot .5 at 100 yards...now I want one with a c stock...and a springfield and another Remington all with s stocks...
March 12, 2002, 00:11
Now now, lets say they already have announced they are going to be selling them! I heard they have about 45,000 they got in from the army arsenal http://www.odcmp.com/
check thier web site. you can get up to 16 a year one of each type they offer! I know of 6 I need! but want all 16! I think the most desirable would be a low 3,000,000 # remmington 03, not 03a3 only about 25,000 remmington transitional 03's made! jmho :D
March 12, 2002, 06:22
The Remington 03 is one of the more collectable items.
The transitional had no finger groves and round sight bases. I have one in original condition that I do not shoot. Came from England but without import marks. Nice guns, essentially Rock Island guns made on the same machinery.
March 12, 2002, 06:47
Which manufacturer's guns are considered to be the highest quality? Both for '03's and A3's?
March 12, 2002, 08:35
My personal preference for shooter (i.e., the one I'm going to order from the CMP) would be any A3, because of the better sight. I don't know enough about the Springfield's to guess on collectability. My only question for a shooter is whether it would be worthwhile to get the C stock, which I understand to be the pistol grip version.
Blood of Tyrants
March 12, 2002, 09:48
Okay, what kind of demented joke is this? I can't find any info on the CMP website. Please post a link.
Edit. Never mind, found it. http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/m1903.htm
Woohoo! It says that those registered for the 1903 lottery would get first dibs and on the off chance that I might want a 1903, I entered my name in the lottery! Should be getting my letter any time this week!
(Insert Snoopy happy dance here.)
I wonder how much a healthy kidney is bringing these days....
[ March 12, 2002: Message edited by: Blood of Tyrants ]
March 12, 2002, 14:38
The 03A3s were made by Smith Corona and Remington. They are about the same quality.
C stocks were replacement stocks. Most are what were called scant stocks.
Stick with the S stock version for collectability.
March 13, 2002, 11:18
yeah, I am a former lottery non winner :confused: but I got a letter in the mail from CMP saying that the lottery non winners get first dibs, everyone else can buy after 1 MAY 02. I guess the cat is out of the bag
[ March 13, 2002: Message edited by: bigdadytid ]
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