1903 A3 Recoil pad


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CZguy
June 14, 2007, 12:14 PM
I have a 1903 A3 Springfield that I would like to shoot more often, but I have arthritis in my hands and shoulders.

The new recoil pads help on my newer rifles. But I don't want to modify this classic.

I though about a slip on pad, but the dimensions (4 3/4 x 1 3/4) don't seem to fit any pads (that I can find). I was wondering if anyone else has run across this problem, and how they solved it.

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MachIVshooter
June 14, 2007, 12:19 PM
Get one of the pads that attaches to your shoulder. Simplest solution I can think of.

PAST recoil shield (http://www.battenfeldtechnologies.com/past.html)

glimmerman
June 14, 2007, 02:36 PM
Go to ebay and type in 1903a3 in the search, every once in awhile there is a grenade launching slip on recoil pad for sale on there. You can keep the gun orig. and authentic and have a recoil pad that is made for the rifle.

Sunray
June 14, 2007, 03:01 PM
I have a Pachmayr slip-on that fits on my '03A4. Had to cut the sleeve a bit to fit around the sling swivel though. Mind you, I doubt any pad will lessen the pain you'll have with arthritis. You may want to look into reducing the load.

Art Eatman
June 14, 2007, 03:07 PM
Or, find another "beater" stock and modify it to your needs.

Art

wrench
June 14, 2007, 06:04 PM
+1 on the PAST recoil pad. I wear the magnum one when shooting heavy recoiling rifles, and it damps it right down.
They are excellent.

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