1903A3: Springfield vs Remington question

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by JWagner, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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    A friend just bought a Remington 1903A3 and is looking for some small parts. I see 03A3 parts listed for Springfield and also for Remington/ Smith Corona. How different are these guns and do any parts (small hardware) interchange?
     
  2. angryhart

    angryhart New Member

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    As far as I know or have ever seen most parts are interchangeable. Like screws and springs. Sling and barrel bands should be an all for one and one for all.
     

  3. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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    I think part of the confusion is that too many internet sources mention a Springfield 1903A3 when actually none of the A3 models were made by Springfield, as they were too busy making the M1 Garand. Hatcher's Notebook has a pretty good description of the changes and I think you got it right. Lots of little details changed and a lot of parts do interchange. Most of the changes were to speed production and reduce costs. Thanks for the input.