Probably the best and most economical way to convert the Springfield to a decent deer rifle is to find someone interested in the the gun and sell it to them and use the proceeds to buy a deer rifle. $500 probably wont be enough to do it right. You have to spend a ton of money on it to make it worth what it is now if it is in any kind of shape better than fair. 1903 A3s are a commodity right now.
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