Bubba...Undeniably evil, but good for a deal...


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.45Guy
December 18, 2006, 01:33 PM
Well, I sold my Mak and M1917.:( I paid off the work related debts, did my Christmas shopping, and bought this. And with money to spare.:)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g27/aguy123/poo002-1.jpg

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Smokey Joe
December 18, 2006, 01:54 PM
.45Guy--Nice find! That looks to be a beautifully sporterized '03 or '03A3 Springfield! Is it still in .30-'06? And what is the 'scope on it?

And most importantly, how accurate is it and do you like shooting it?

.45Guy
December 18, 2006, 02:03 PM
Quick rundown of specs: .30-'06 Douglass barrel, Bishop stock, and the scope is the Realist my neighbor Don gave me. It's no m1917, but it's a great shooter.

jerkface11
December 18, 2006, 02:08 PM
That isn't a bubba. That's a sporter. For pics of a bubba send a message to krochus.

garrett1955
December 18, 2006, 02:32 PM
Not bubba at all. This has a nice WOOD stock! I like it a lot.

Hoppy590
December 18, 2006, 02:47 PM
gotta admit, that is some nice looking furniture

.45Guy
December 18, 2006, 02:59 PM
The only thing I'm not too terribly keen on is the "daintiness" of the stock. There isn't a whole lotta wood where stock and pistol grip meet.

MaterDei
December 18, 2006, 03:02 PM
Nice floor. Is that laminate or hardwood?

.45Guy
December 18, 2006, 03:10 PM
LMAO, it's hardwood. One of the good points of owning an older home.

Jim Watson
December 18, 2006, 03:17 PM
There isn't a whole lotta wood where stock and pistol grip meet. I agree, but I see a lot of stocks of that period with the wasp waist cut behind the pistol grip. Seems the amateur stockmaker of the day wanted a real clearly defined for dang sure Pistol Grip.

I don't understand why the builder bought a barrel, bought a stock, bent the bolt handle, drilled and tapped, put it all together, polished and blued... and used the ugly stamped A3 bottom metal. A milled 03 trigger guard would not have been very expensive at the time and would have made it look a lot better.

.45Guy
December 18, 2006, 03:35 PM
Isn't the stamped guard a little larger to allow for gloves or what not? Might be a Wisconsin necessity, though I never wear them.

NORTEXED
December 18, 2006, 05:27 PM
My Sporterized 03', shoots great for an old girl:)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/NORTEXED/Springfield.jpg

Alaska Dave
December 18, 2006, 06:22 PM
Nice rifle, glad that you found a home for your 17. Dave

.45Guy
December 18, 2006, 06:53 PM
Here's a better shot of the furniture, since it seems to be getting commented on quite a bit.http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g27/aguy123/poo004.jpg

ArfinGreebly
December 18, 2006, 07:58 PM
Horrible.

Furniture is too pretentious.

Color is all wrong.

Someone needs to save you from that piece.

I volunteer.

bartsimpson123844
December 18, 2006, 08:48 PM
Hmmm....that may be a good deal, but how much did you pay for it??

MCgunner
December 18, 2006, 08:59 PM
The only thing I'm not too terribly keen on is the "daininess" of the stock. There isn't a whole lotta wood where stock and pistol grip meet.

Depends on what ya wanna do with it, beat someone over the head with it or go shoot a deer with it. :D Looks GREAT to me!

Eightball
December 19, 2006, 01:50 AM
:eek: I want!

Best looking non-military rifle I've seen in a while.

.45Guy
December 19, 2006, 10:59 AM
Hmmm....that may be a good deal, but how much did you pay for it??
It was definately on par with the prices of used Savages in the area, maybe a tad less. Certainly less than a used Ruger, Remington, or Winchester. BTW Alaska Dave, you wouldn't happen to post by the same name on MWT?

lionking
December 20, 2006, 07:30 PM
while Im generally against seeing a milsurp sporterized because they are becoming increasingly hard to find,I must say your rifle in the photo looks wonderful !

To bad you sold your M1917 though,it was a good looking rifle but well done!

Frog48
December 20, 2006, 07:58 PM
Beautiful rifle.

Shipwreck
December 20, 2006, 11:03 PM
Nice rifle :)

R.W.Dale
December 20, 2006, 11:18 PM
.45GUY ;Bubba has NEVER laid hands on your rifle. That's a fine piece that ANYBODY should be proud to own.

.45Guy
December 21, 2006, 04:55 PM
Thanks for all the compliments guys. It is one heck of a shooter. Though I must caution on the shooting of Korean surplus. I actually had a round come apart on me:eek: As in fragment upon firing.

sixgunner455
December 21, 2006, 05:02 PM
Beautiful. Makes me even sadder that somebody stole the one my grandfather did. (Stolen from the cousin who inherited it.)

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