HELP! w/1903 remington...

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by m72law, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    i just won a remington 1903 rifle off gunbroker...it has been sporterized & i'd like to put it back to org. configuration...will the stocks from the springfield rifles interchange w/the remingtons?...will the upper & lower bands interchange?also will the rear peep style sights interchange also?for some reason i cant find any remington parts online,only springfield:confused:
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Pics and an approxiamate serial number would help. Not all parts interchange and its based off model which can be determined by date from the serial number.
     

  3. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    i dont have the rifle yet...but the serial# 3184***
     
  4. Montanacowboy

    Montanacowboy New Member

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    M72LAW, You need to swing on over to the " Civilian Marksmanship Program " also known as the "CMP" and you will get all the info you need on your 1903 rifle. When you get to the web site click on "Communications" and then on the left hand side of the screen click on "Forums". They have a treasure trove of info there and good knowledgable people. MC
     
  5. Oohrah

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    Higher number 03A, that hopefully hasn't been metal altered. Rear sights original should slide on a dovetail base toward the rear of the receiver. If drilled and tapped for either a scope or aftermarket sights, it will be difficult to restore to it's original condition with extra screw holes that would be present. With no pictures, second guessing what you have
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I'd like to help, but...

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  7. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    lol CA357...

    im still waiting on this rifle...

    i sent postal money order to the seller last week...anticipation begins:(

    i purchased a 1903A3 stock & handgaurd off gunbroker...has a lil crack on the side but an easy fix.yay 42bucks shipped...im not complaining;)

    this rifle has a williams rear peep sight,...i found all parts to get it back to as org. as close as i want to spend...when all is said & done,i hope to have as close to original 1903 w/out rear leaf sight shooter as possible...i dont care about collectors value,i have always wanted a 1903 springer type rifle...& now for less then 250bucks i'll have a 1903remington wannabe clone springer shooter rifle:D
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Good pick up!! Still wanna see pics when you put her together!!!!
     
  9. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    will do jp!

    as credit cards are on back burner for a while...

    hope to have this mix-breed shooter up & going in about a month :/

    those 1918 BAR kits @ sarco wiped me out:eek:..sorry no pics from them:D
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Please keep us in the loop. :cool:
     
  11. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    yay!the rifle came today...after tearing down & cleaning the bolt,stock,ect..all is in great shape!

    barrel is marked RA/flamming bomb 7-42 4 groove..& its in new condition:)

    the bolt is super smooth on closing or opening...no signs of lug set back,bolt will not close on NO-Go gauge :)

    the williams peep sight doesnt have the sight aperture :/ but have a .93 coming from numrich

    when i took the barrel action out of the stock & what do ya know...theres a timney sportsman trigger in place of the org. mil trigger group...:/ guess its a good thing,being its not all org. anyways?

    sorry no pics yet but i will have before & after gun porn for everybody:D

    thanks again to everyone with your help
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2011
  12. m72law

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    its done!....im happy with my cheap mixbreed 1903/1903a3 remington

    sorry,no before pics...i was in a hurry :)
     

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  13. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Good job and fast too. Dangit, now I'm jealous.
     
  14. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    thanks CA357...the camera sucks,the stock turned out very nice...i should have a range report tomorrow:)
     
  15. TheOldMan

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    Hey M... you wouldn't happen to have any ammo boxes lying around for sale would ya ?? DANG BOY!:eek::eek:

    BTW.. Nice job on the '03
     
  16. m72law

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    lol...nah,all those in pics are 95-100% full...those are the small arms ammo boxes:D

    my last 2 dozen .30cal ammo cans came from a guy off craigslist, 3bucks ea.;)...check out craigslist in your area,ya never know?

    oh yeah,no range report yet...but im off work tomorrow & cleared out a longer firing range path behind my house,so will get it up ASAP!
     
  17. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Nice looking gun. Looking forward to seeing a range report.