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JB. Books
November 03, 2013, 15:16
I recently had an opportunity to pick up what I think an Original, Complete 1903A3 Smith Corona. It definitely needed a good cleaning as it was loaded with cosmoline,grease, dirt etc.

It cleaned up rather nicely I believe. I've completed a takedown data sheet on it and its shown to be all correct and all Smith Corona
This rifle originated from CMP in 2009 from the North Store and I have
received authenticating document confirming same from CMP.

Rifle Serial# 08-43' and Smith Corona Barrell 07-43'

Here is a link to the full set of photo's: http://imgur.com/a/Jvt2d#0

Comments & Thoughts welcomed .....

Semper Fi ...

tdb59
November 03, 2013, 15:48
Looks good !

The Kerr sling is interesting to see on an 03a3.

yellowhand
November 03, 2013, 20:21
Nice rifle, love all of mine, feels like a real rifle:love: should

shuvelrider
November 03, 2013, 20:50
Real nice, a + on the Kerr sling. Not often you see them and some people never heard of them. I have one on my 03A3 Remmie, been on there since he got the gun in the 60's. I did see some old literature from a training manual that showed them on Model 1917 rifles.

JB. Books
November 04, 2013, 09:57
Thanks for the comments everyone, appreciate it.
She is also a fine shooter and bore is truly in exceptional condition
for its age. As for me, I have always loved the Kerr Sling configuration
most often you see them on the 1917 Remingtons and Eddystones
but they were used on the 1903's as well, I've gotten so used to using
them in my matches, that I have adapted to using them on my Garands

Retired Bum
November 04, 2013, 15:23
The barrel on your Smith-Corona M1903A3 is stamped S-C but it wasn't made by them. It was made by the High Standard Company for Smith-Corona. These barrels were of high quality for war time production and were made with two, four, and even six groove rifling. Most of the ones I have seen were four groove.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

JB. Books
November 04, 2013, 15:57
The barrel on your Smith-Corona M1903A3 is stamped S-C but it wasn't made by them. It was made by the High Standard Company for Smith-Corona. These barrels were of high quality for war time production and were made with two, four, and even six groove rifling. Most of the ones I have seen were four groove.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

True but its still Smith Corona and correct with a SC rifle
as often SC will bear Remington Barrels as well. Most Barrels
were made by other sub contractors during the war for the main
rifle manufacturers and stamp by the main manufacturer, I seen it often
with the 1903 rifles as well