My Newest Mil-surp

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Trez, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I traded a SKS for this today....
    Its a Springfield 1903, serial is in the 1,400,000 range, the barrel has the date 5-33. Looks like everything is matches. The stock has a few stamps in it, looks to be inspection marks? Does anybody know what variant this is? Whats the deal with the rear sight? It looks like theres a aperture and 2 notches on the ladder sight when fliped up ( one is above the aperture in a "triangle" cutout, the other on the bar that raises the sight on the ladder)

    Shot a few rounds outta of it today, and its very accurate. I would have to say its one of the nicer mil-surps ive shot... It kinda puts the Mosin and Arisaka to shame... ;)

    I will post better pics tomorrow.....
     

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  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Used to drill with one of those in Boot Camp! Yea, I know how old that makes me!!
     

  3. JonM

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    the purpose of the rear site is for volley fire into massed troops at extreme ranges in order to cause wounds. entire companies were supposed to set slightly different ranges aim at a general area and launch volleys like ancient archers at ranges up to nearly 3000 yards.
     
  4. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Congratulations on the excellent purchase.
     
  5. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Traded an SKS for it....dang your 1 lucky fellow. Congrats on an awesome rifle.
     
  6. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    But why does the ladder have 3 different "notches" in addition to going up and down? I could see a aperture and 1 notch... but why are there 2 notches?
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    You scored Trez. That '03 is worth much more than an SKS.

    I can't help on the sight question though.
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I love my Mosin, but I'd really love to have one of those. American made, and just the turned down bolt is enough by itself. I found one for $300, but I passed because it was just too bubbafied. Chopped up like crazy.
     
  9. Trez

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    Now if I could come across that damn IHC M1!! :p

    I love the sights.. I dont know how to describe it but they are "easier" to aim than foreign mil-surps.. It just seems the US put a little more effort into their guns.....
     
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  10. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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  11. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    I wish I could trade my SKS for one :D You scored big time.
     
  12. Trez

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    Does anybody know what comes in the cleaning kit for a 30's 1903? I have a brush and a pull though string threaded for the brush, is there a rod? What accessorys am I suppose to have?
     
  13. JTJ

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    I always thought you drilled with a trapdoor.:D
    I remember when you could buy 03's and 17's for $10. Later on you could get an SKS for $100. The gun shops had them in barrels or drums. I dont even want to think about the price of 7.62X39 was then.
     
  14. ScottG

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    Mine didn't have any cleaning kit with it, but my information seems to indicate that it came with a pull through and an oil can. A very small oil can. But then again, mine's from 1919....
     
  15. Johnny357

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    Well done! You certainly made out on that deal.
     
  16. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Thanks... I guess I have it all
     
  17. m72law

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    i'll trade you two SKS's & 500rds of 7.62x39's for it:D

    good dealing Trez;)
     
  18. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Better Pics...

    Heres the better pics...
     

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  19. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I already had the bayonet for my "future" M1..
     

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  20. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    I think the long bayo looks better on the M1903. Get a shorter one for your future amor...... ;)