My wife and I went to a gunshow Sunday and came home with an 03A3 my wife pointed out. I've had what I thought was a Bubbaed 03 springield sitting in the back of my safe so I got it out to compare. The action is quite similar but the bolt handle resembles the handle on a 1917 Eddystone. Is this typical on a regular 1903 Springfield or was there a model made for commercial distribution? Can someone expound on the differance? BTW the wife wanted me to buy the 03A3 so she paid half. Makes me wonder what she has up her sleeve!