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Went on a search for an in stock Springfield Armory Range Officer in 45acp. I found plenty of the 9mm ones locally but well a 1911 is just supposed to be 45 acp. After calling around I finally found one about a one hour drive away.
When I got there not only did I get the Range Officer (a very nice pistol by the way) but I also found this.



It is of coarse a 1903a3 built by  Remington in as far as I can find late 1943.
I've been searching off and on for one of these that wasn't way out of reach price wise for quite a while and had frankly given up. I was very surprised when I saw this one for what looked like a very decent price compared to what I have been seeing them go for lately.
 



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Nice find.
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

Nice find.

Indeed. That's the first high powered rifle I shot as a kid. 
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" We used to call them Army Rifles. Eduardo's dad bought a 1917 Enfield for about $20 about fifty years ago. "   



I have an old sporterized ( probably 1960s job ) VZ 24 Czech Mauser that is as slick as a pre-war Model 70.    Thunbs Up










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WOW! A Remington 1903 A3, cool find. Is the barrel a 2 groove or a 4 groove? They are great shooters, I like to shoot a CMP match with one.
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It has a nice two groove barrel. I'm looking forward to shooting it. I wont get a chance for at least a couple weeks though.
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I've heard the 2 groove barrels shoot cast bullets better than the 4 groove barrels, and I can't tell any difference between 2 groove and 4 groove barrels when shooting jacketed bullets.
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Changed the stock. The scant stock didn't fit particularly well and I don't really care for the look.

I got a C stock from CMP. I much prefer the full pistol grip and the thinner wrist.

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Originally posted by BobC BobC wrote:

Changed the stock. The scant stock didn't fit particularly well and I don't really care for the look.

I got a C stock from CMP. I much prefer the full pistol grip and the thinner wrist.


That looks like the rifle I shoot now. That stock is stronger than the original 1903 stock. I've seen a lot of 03 stocks that have hair line cracks in the wrist. As much as I hated to, I replaced an original 03 stock with a repo scant stock from SARCO so I could shoot the 1903 and not worry about getting a sharp stick in the eye.
Have you had a chance to shoot it yet?

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Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. All I have for 30-06 right now is some Remington 150 grain Core Locks. Not the most accurate stuff out there. Time to load up some  I guess.
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If you can get some of the Greek CMP 30-06 it's pretty good stuff, and accurate for surplus ball. Comes in M1 clips.
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I have some 168 grain Hornady A-Max bullets and some 4064. All I need is some cases and I'm in business.
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