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Old 12-20-2012, 01:32 AM   #41
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Sounds like an experience I had Sunday at a gunshow. My wife pointed out an 03A3 and offered to pay half, guess what I came home with? I also got a stock blank for a sporterized Spanish Mauser and a Spike Bayo or my Enield. I didn't sporterize the Mauser or any other Milsurp except a Mosin that can go back origional in minutes.

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I ordered the rest of the parts I need to complete my rifle from sarco today. When I put the stock on and try to dry fire it the trigger stays back and will not go back to the forward position. It only does it when I have the screws in. I put it back in the sporterized stock and it works fine. Does anybody have a idea why this happens?

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Inherited a 1903 mark 1 from my grandfather. Absolutely love it! I added a replica bayonet and sling.

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I was very fortunate to become the owner of one of these great rifles...My grandfather was a paratrooper in WWII, and passed his 1903 to me when he died. Still shoots GREAT! I absolutely love getting to go out and fire this thing when I am home on leave, I am a Marine and the gun is being held by my dad while I am stationed in Okinawa.

I know that I had nothing important to contribute to this conversation, but just wanted to say how much I Love this gun.

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Ryan. Thank you for your service, and Semper Fi. My dad was in for over 20 years, retired in '90.

My grandfather's 1903 Mark I is downstairs in my uncle's cabinet. He picked it up in the early 1950s, and imediately set to turning it into a hunting rifle. He shortened and bedded the stock, added a Lyman peep sight, added a recoil pad, and set it up with an Echo II quick detach scope mount. Long story short, he killed it's kistory, but he made on incredibly accurate hunting rifle. He used it to hunt deer in Cattaragus County NY, and in the Adirondaks. I carried it afield for 5 years myself, and took 2 deer, and more woodchucks and coyotes than I can count with it. The 1903 Sprinfield is a great piece of history, and they make a decent deer rifle as well.
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I ordered the rest of the parts I need to complete my rifle from sarco today. When I put the stock on and try to dry fire it the trigger stays back and will not go back to the forward position. It only does it when I have the screws in. I put it back in the sporterized stock and it works fine. Does anybody have a idea why this happens?
How finished was the stock that you ordered? It may have only been rough fit, meaning you will have to adjust the fit yourself. Check how close to the trigger the wood of the stock is. It may be binding against the firing mechanism, and it may need a little bit of the wood caved away to allow it to move freely.
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Sounds like an experience I had Sunday at a gunshow. My wife pointed out an 03A3 and offered to pay half, guess what I came home with? I also got a stock blank for a sporterized Spanish Mauser and a Spike Bayo or my Enield. I didn't sporterize the Mauser or any other Milsurp except a Mosin that can go back origional in minutes.
If you would like to sell the sporterized Mauser stock when you are done restoring it, let me know. I'm in the market for one, and I will not cut up the original that is on mine.
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How finished was the stock that you ordered? It may have only been rough fit, meaning you will have to adjust the fit yourself. Check how close to the trigger the wood of the stock is. It may be binding against the firing mechanism, and it may need a little bit of the wood caved away to allow it to move freely.
I never got around to messing with the stock. The weathers been nice so ive been riding my motorcycle. But when I took it out to the range. It was a bitch to open the bolt. So I took it to a relative an he had headspace gauges and checked and it was off. He had a replacement bolt and it was GO. So it's a lot smoother now.
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I have one remington 03a3. All original. I have never fired it. It sits with my all matching CE Nazi Mauser K98. I dont know how many of you know how hard it is to get an all matching K98 from WW2. The Germans numbered even many screw heads. Both are in very good condition.

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I have a sporterized Remington 03-A3 my grandfather passed on to me. It has a Lyman rear sight.

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Went into a Houston area Gander Mtn store early this week that now has a used gun room. Gander had a couple of 1903 Springfields. Only handled one of them. Fairly decent condition and price was $1900.....other was a Mark I 1903 and it was priced $2800. Got amused when the Gander clerk tells me the $1900 1903 Springfield, serial #857XXX is a 2nd generation one and the $2800 1903 Mark I was a first generation Springfield. Had to correct his info on the rifles.

Kinda pricey aren't they.

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