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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?
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>>28722253

My buddy has one and its fun as hell to shoot. $600 is bretty good so go for it OP.

As far as bear hunting goes it can take down a black bear.
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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.
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>>28722580
Just got a RIA at 100k. Was someones durr rifle with no complaints. All they did was cut on the stock. Am looking for a new one now. Best WWI-II rifle in my collection IMO.
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>>28722253
I would jump on it, I've been looking into getting one for a while now, lowest I have come across was 900
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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.
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>>28722657
Nigger what? Id take my 1903 over my MAS anyday, and I love the MAS
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>>28722677
Not me. My Mas is lighter, handier, and more accurate. Plus it's just more fun.
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>>28722654
I need to find a new stock for my as well, Im looking at CMPs C-Stock
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>>28722253
$600?! You can rarely find one for less than $1,000. Jump on that shit son, unless bubba practiced his metallurgy on it.
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How good of a rifle was it for its time?
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>>28722708
>More fun
I mean they arent that differnt but I mean to each his own I guess. I love both very much but I have always had a softspot for the 1903
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>>28722717
They do look pretty damn snazzy. Either those or there's one I ran across on Numrich, but not much info on. I'll probably go with CMP and get some Greek .30-06 while I'm at it.
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>>28722425
A 30 - 06 won't do in a grizzly?
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>>28722253
it may be a national ordinance 1903a3 for that price. if so, make sure you check for signs of too much stress on the receiver and be aware that it has no historical value.
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>>28722761
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.
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>>28722782
The fuck is a National Ordinace? Post War sporters?
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>>28722834
pretty close. post war receivers mated with surplus 1903 parts. the receivers are considered by most to be garbage but everything else is supposed to be pretty quality parts.
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>>28722795
Same, the groove is just too damn pretty.
Holy URL Batman
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/USMilitary-33541/Rifles-42386/SpringfieldModels-40111/Springfield1903-42093/StocksHandguards-42064.htm
Found these, surprising bottom barrel for a decently popular rifle. Also ShotgunNews has a nice section on 1903 stuff.
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>>28722878
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
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>>28722253
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
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>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
>Flawless furniture
>Mirror barrel
>Grab the first bid at $200
>No one else is bidding
>...wat...
>going
>going
>GONE
>I just got a fucking perfect 1903A3 for $200 plus $20 auctioneer fee

mfw
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>>28723035
>mfw my LGS just got 250 M1903s and about a 100 other US Service rifles
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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
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>>28723035
>GREAT SCOTT!
>YFW you go home
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>>28723071
hehe, wat state? i have actually noticed a few of them popping up around town as well
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>>28723192
california ._,
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>>28723284
fuuuuk im in california, what city? unless you plan on buying all 250?
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>>28723071
>>28723284
>none of those rifles hold more than 10
>most are bolt action
why the frowny face? old service rifles are a /k/alifornians dream.
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>>28723340
i think he posted a horny jackoff face, not a frowny face
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>>28723336
Nigger I aint telling you shit. There mine ALL MINE
ALLL MINE
AHAHHAHAHAHHA

M I N E
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>>28723071
Gotta let us know the store name. I feel the need for some govt surplus rifles.
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>>28723372
plz, i need one, im in norcal, is it close by?


plzzzzzzz
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>>28723395
NO STAY AWAY

S T A Y A W A Y

btw are you going to the meetup this weekend
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>>28723412
>going to a meetup with /k/ommandos

nigger you think i have a deathwish?
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>>28723439
id feel safer shooting with pic related
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>>28723452
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>>28723465
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>>28723465
plz give 1903 sauce i can drive an hour anywhere from the bay area
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>>28722253
$600 is a pretty good price, I'd do it.
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>>28723602
>an hour away
>mfw its an hour and a half away
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>inb4 op buys a Bannerman reweld lownumber and shoots nothing but shitty surplus and is surprised when a bolt goes through his eye
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>>28722654
SarcI has a breddy good deal on 1903 stocks.
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>>28722658
Incorrect stock and sights for that mag.
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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.
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>>28722639
Mhh I love me some nice chink milsurp
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>>28723714
plz ill drive 2 hours
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>>28725273
What if he finally told you.

Would you really trust him?
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>>28722795
why was the unertl so fucking long?
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>>28725322
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>>28722253
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?
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>>28722253
Probably a refurb if it's $600...that or it's an original in abysmal condition. Do some research before jumping on it.
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>>28725360
>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.
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>>28725368
There are also a run of serial #'s that have receivers known to KB easily. Look that up as well, you may end up buying a $600 wall hanger.
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Honestly guy's what's the bother the M1917 is better in many, many ways
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>>28725410
+1
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>>28725410
>your whole post
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>>28725387
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
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>>28725387
also, you can fix that issue by installing an adjustable gas block, and tuning the amount of gas to whatever ammo you use
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Question! I have a 1903 that dates to 1910 to 1915-ish. What's this about weak barrels I keep hearing?
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>>28723452
For the dindu in the black long johns, why even bother with the jeans at that point?
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>>28725806
lol
>questioning tribal customs of the natives
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>>28722253
my humble Smith Corona
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>>28722253
Sounds like a great price unless there is something significant wrong with it.
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>>28725755
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.
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>>28725273
>>28725322
>>28725352
Its Foothill Firearms in Newcastle in Placer County. There are you happy now?

>>28725410
Literally how? The sights are better on the 1917 but thats about it
>inb4 cock on close

>>28725755
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
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>>28722657
Wow you're a massive faggot
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