Who hear loves this gun?
One is going for $600 at my local gun store. Should I jump on it?
Anybody here bear hunt with one?
OP you have no idea how much I love the M1903. I cant fucking get enough of them. My first rifle was a Rock Island made around 40,000 before the proper heat treatment was done to recivers. Thats really about the only thing you have to watch out for with M1903s. If its a Springfield under like 800,000 something and a Rock Island under 280,000. But I look at it like this, if a low number 1903 is still around its a pretty good bet that its fine to shoot. If its sporterized thats an even better indicator. While I wouldnt go shooting 220g Nosler Elk loads out of a low number 1903. M2 Ball should be just fine.
Other than the sights and the caliber it's overrated as fuck. Honestly it's my least favorite milsurp rifle that I own. The bolt is gritty as fuck, the trigger is meh, and it's heavier/longer than my Mas 36 while having the same barrel length.
Honestly I'd rather have any of the major wartime rifles than a Springfield. But that's just me.
I need to find a new stock for my as well, Im looking at CMPs C-Stock
The only thing I dont like about the C-Stock is the lack of the finger grove in the forend. I mean it doesnt fucking help at all but I think it looks pretty good.
The fuck is a National Ordinace? Post War sporters?
Same, the groove is just too damn pretty.
Holy URL Batman
Found these, surprising bottom barrel for a decently popular rifle. Also ShotgunNews has a nice section on 1903 stuff.
I was debating if I should get an original stock but I would rather get a CMP since my 1903 is a cluster fuck anyway
Another kommando that lives near me owns one, we go to the desert n blow some stuff Up occasionally. I have a video of me hitting some tannarite with it, but I'm too lazy to convert it to webm
>Be at an estate sale being conducted by a local auction house
>Man who passed had a sizable fudd collection
>People are paying disturbing prices for common shit
>Guy buys 5 bricks of .22lr for 20 cents a round
>Some lady buys two base model 10/22's for $500 DOLLARS A PIECE
>Feel like I'm going out of my mind
>1903A3 in perfect condition comes up to the block
>Grab the first bid at $200
>No one else is bidding
>I just got a fucking perfect 1903A3 for $200 plus $20 auctioneer fee
>mfw my LGS just got 250 M1903s and about a 100 other US Service rifles
depends on condition...500 is going rate for ratty ones used as drill rifles in ROTC programs with dark pitted bores from blank firing and such, 900 is going rate for nice clean used examples
NO STAY AWAY
S T A Y A W A Y
btw are you going to the meetup this weekend
>going to a meetup with /k/ommandos
nigger you think i have a deathwish?
plz give 1903 sauce i can drive an hour anywhere from the bay area
>an hour away
>mfw its an hour and a half away
I just won a barreled receiver on ebay. National ordinance receiver with a smith corona barrel. My stock from sarco should arrive in a few days. once all my pennies are pinched, I'll be picking up a parts kit.
Not sure if I should make it a 1903a4 or not.
What if he finally told you.
Would you really trust him?
These usually go for a grand, fucking jump on that shit son.
also, as far as m903a3s go, do they have problems with modern commercial fuddy ought six like the garand, or is it ok?
>do they have problems with modern commercial fuddy ought six like the garand
The Garand only has that issue because of gas from commercial ammo.
You'll have a bolt action and that means you can shoot literally any 30-06 made ever.
it's actually the weight of the projectile, it creates pressure at a different rate. the heavier the projectile, the higher the pressure initially until the projectile accelerates. this pressure curve is why you dont want to shoot heavier bullets than 150 in a garand, you will beat up the OP rod and eventually bend it
Sounds like a great price unless there is something significant wrong with it.
During production they were cooking them too hot. In essence they were removing carbon bonds in the high heat and creating a brittle receiver. The process was changed for RIA around SN 285507 and springfield somewhere around 800000 as stated previously.
Its Foothill Firearms in Newcastle in Placer County. There are you happy now?
Literally how? The sights are better on the 1917 but thats about it
>inb4 cock on close
I dont recall hearing anything about bad barrels, you need to just keep in mind about the whole heat treating thing. Dont let that scare you though, like I said earlier. Especially if it has been sporterized. There is a good chance that its safe to shoot. Just shoot M2 Ball and similar loads just to be safe though