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Old 05-16-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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I've been thinking about getting some WWII rifles lately. The m1903 looks like a beautiful weapon, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the average price for an original, not replica rifle would cost. And would I need to reload myself or is there still some decent surplus ammo around for cheap? Any help y'all would be really appreciated

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:52 AM   #2
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Should be able to find a matching number 03 for around $800

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Not an 03 Springfield, but IMHO, these were very good rifles- this is a good price, seller has good feedback, and there are 10 hrs to go on a no reserve auction.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=285831909

Yes, there is still some 30-06 MILSURP, but it is getting scarce. The CMP has some Greek for sale- http://odcmp.com/Sales/ammo.htm

If you are looking for a 1903, be sure to read the caution on low serial number rifles from the CMP-
http://www.thecmp.org/Sales/m1903.htm

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Ooh I almost forgot about the receiver hardness issue. Good input.

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Thank you guys for the advice, I would have never known about those bolts. And the rifle itself, I was thinking I would have to pay a $1000 to $1300 dollars.

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I'm actually waiting on word back from a guy that came by with a barrel and receiver. He either wants to have me build the gun or sell me the parts. Actually been about a week now. Kinda ridiculous.

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The 1903A3 is a little less expensive. The 03A3 has better sights.

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Now I need a 03A3 and a P17.

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30.06 ammo aint that hard to come by,

what, specifically, were you seeking ?

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I was looking for a good bolt action, pre 60's.

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