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MJ1
February 13, 2016, 12:28
Pre war

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/DSCF0074_zpsc87c7252.jpg

VALMET
February 13, 2016, 13:55
Beautiful rifle. I have an affinity for early '03s. Thanks for sharing.

W.E.G.
February 13, 2016, 14:04
Won't be long to hunnernt


http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/rifle%20pics/1903%20Springfield/frontsightsmaller_zps44d40622.jpg

W.E.G.
February 13, 2016, 14:05
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/rifle%20pics/1903%20Springfield/selectorsmaller_zpsa8eac94d.jpg

W.E.G.
February 13, 2016, 14:06
We hold a 200 yard match for these rifles 3rd Saturday of November.

MJ1
February 13, 2016, 15:52
I like'em

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/DSCF0019_zpsd30df19c.jpg

K. Funk
February 13, 2016, 18:46
OK, question for the group.....I have a 1917 s/n'd Springfield with a 1917 barrel date. Clearly a low number rifle. It's still in one piece after 99 years. Shoot it?

This one is my third. I have 2 03-a3's, a Remington and a Smith Corona.

krf

randy762ak
February 13, 2016, 22:37
I like em too-- I have seen low number rifles with the bores shot out !


http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q81/randy762ak/RIFLES/RIFLES002.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/randy762ak/media/RIFLES/RIFLES002.jpg.html)

I have a SC 03A3 with no serial No# and a 2 Groove barrel-SC never used 2 grove barrels ..



http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q81/randy762ak/RIFLES/RIFLES008-1.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/randy762ak/media/RIFLES/RIFLES008-1.jpg.html)

Im going to have to come to Gary's 200 yd match !! sounds like fun !!

ArtBanks
February 14, 2016, 11:28
Mine is still wet behind the ears #1400XXX. Receiver born 1931, HS 5-44 barrel and Lyman 57 sight. If it weren't for my repro 03-A4, this would be my favorite shooter.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_0762_zpsd5a2d6f2.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_0762_zpsd5a2d6f2.jpg.html)

Semper Fi
Art

palmettomoon
February 15, 2016, 10:31
I traded into a low number unmolested or refitted '03 Springfield manufactured in July of 1914 last year. It has a mirror bright bore with strong rifling although the outside is obviously oxidized. I shoot this rifle all the time although I do slightly download the 155 grain A-MAX bullets to about 2400 fps, but that's mostly due to a crack developing in the wrist behind the receiver :mad: The cocking knob is likely a later replacement. I didn't mean to "balloon" the thread with these gigantic pics.

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=81868&stc=1&d=1455549978

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=81869&stc=1&d=1455549978

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=81870&stc=1&d=1455549978

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=81871&stc=1&d=1455549978

SteelGreyML
September 19, 2016, 23:51
My "new" 1903:
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t596/SteelgreyML/1903/DCDFF5EB-5267-42FA-8EAD-0508189CDAC1_zps5h3ekkjc.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/SteelgreyML/media/1903/DCDFF5EB-5267-42FA-8EAD-0508189CDAC1_zps5h3ekkjc.jpg.html)
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t596/SteelgreyML/1903/291F2C05-470D-469E-B19D-05BE894A0344_zpsofrqfyng.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/SteelgreyML/media/1903/291F2C05-470D-469E-B19D-05BE894A0344_zpsofrqfyng.jpg.html)

1911Ron
September 20, 2016, 13:04
My post WWI Rock Island
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s368/1911Ron/Rifles/DSC_0038_edited-1_zps5a106e1d.jpg

And my Smith Corona
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s368/1911Ron/Rifles/DSC_0040_zps0d0b4a00.jpg

ramiller
September 22, 2016, 14:44
Just think, the way these old girls shoot is unbelievable. They keep up with and out shoot rifles 85 years newer. so much for new technology, the old craftsman that manufactured them were a credit to their trade.

Stoney
September 22, 2016, 16:02
sorry i sold mine, but i made $700 profit

ICOM7800
September 27, 2016, 19:08
Just think, the way these old girls shoot is unbelievable. They keep up with and out shoot rifles 85 years newer. so much for new technology, the old craftsman that manufactured them were a credit to their trade.

Hell Yes.Ive got a Remington 03A3 44.I love shooting that rifle more than my MGs.

VALMET
September 27, 2016, 19:43
...some beautiful 03s in this thread!

randy762ak
September 27, 2016, 20:08
I have a Springfield 03 receiver Sn==1302 It had to have been made in the first few Months production and was most certainly a Rod Bayonet gun in cal 30-03,,,I wish someone would make the proper barrel and bayonet parts so I could remake it to look original .. No way I could ever afford an Original .

03,s are my Favorite Bolt gun !!
Last one I got was a Mk-I 1918 with the cut for the Pederson device ...

PASHOOTER
September 29, 2016, 01:05
Thats is very nice. I have a Remington and a Smith Corona 03A3. I need the 03 to complete the set.

yellowhand
April 05, 2017, 01:07
Came into a couple of NOS walnut stocks and hand guards for the 03A3.
Brand new, no finish on them at all.
Not marked in any way.

Wonder how I should finish them, light or dark???

And yepper, love my own 03's and 03A3's.:biggrin: