Just bought CA's 03A3. I'm going to make it a shooter and shoot the snot out of it. Barrel looks good but will have it checked out by local gunsmith. If barrel is not totally up to par it will recieve a new Kreiger barrel. Have been looking at the Timney trigger for it as well. The stock is not only beautiful, but it is in perfect condition. I believe it is an aftermarket stock and if it is, someone before CA acquired it, paid a few bucks more for it than for a O.E. replacement stock. The pull legenth is a little short for me and will have it corrected and add a 1" thick decel pad to the butt. Both CA and I are not sure about the bedding job that it has. It looks a bit more than a little sloppy. If it's a "Bubba job" it will be corrected. Muzzel brake will be changed out to a timed brake if the exsisting barrel is good to go. If the barrel has to be replaced I'm not sure that it will have a brake. Probably will scope it out with a Leupold VXIII 4.5-14X40mm scope that I have laying around, but not quite sure yet. I have another scope that I may use instead with 3-15X50mm in mills. Existing holes in stock look like they are made for flush cups which is the way I'll go for sling mounts and bipod. Not deciede to have it parked or blued yet. I kind of perfer parkerizing but a blue job may be what this rifle needs to really "pop". All in all for a sporterized rifle in existing process, I feel that it is nice piece to finish. Especially with that wood stock it has.