In the early 70s my father ran across a deal on a few Springfield 03A3s from a VFW post that had been in a fire, he purchased a few of them (as a donation) and resold all of them. 1 was purchased from him by my God father who has passed since and left to me one of them. It was the one being in the best condition with no fire damage. Its a VERY accurate rifle for what it is. I just for s@#ts and giggles killed a groundhog with it at 400yds with factory Wally World ammo just to say I had shot it. I was very impressed with the military flip up elevation sight. But anyway thats off subject, what makes this gun neat is the fact its action is cut for a Peterson Device! Im not a big fan of military weapons nor do I have much knowledge of them but I do know this is a rare piece of history. Not ever being issued to combat my question is: has anyone had the opportunity to fire a 03A3 with the .30 carbine conversion?