1903A3 sporterized. 300$ good deal?


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rocinante
August 30, 2009, 10:33 AM
The pictures look nice except for the stock which is cut off just before the rear barrel band. If it is all he says it is would it be a good buy? I want a 30-06.

I have a very nice sporterized Remington Arms 1903-A3 in 30-06. The metal is in very good condition as is the wood (other than being sporterized). The bore is bright and shiny. I have been told by various people that the value is between $300.00 and $500.00 so here is a great buy. It would make for a super nice shooter as it is or a fun project to put back to original. It's action is silky smooth and it is dead on accurate.

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M2 Carbine
August 30, 2009, 10:52 AM
1903A3 sporterized. 300$ good deal?

This is mine. I bought it in 1961 for $14.50. All I've done to it is cut off the forward wood and glass bedded the action.

$300 is probably a good deal. I wouldn't consider taking $500 for mine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/03A3ontable.jpg

Tim the student
August 30, 2009, 10:55 AM
I think its a fair price. I would put new wood on it when I could.

So, that second paragraph is the sellers description? Do you have pics you can post so other people can more accurately answer your question?

rocinante
August 30, 2009, 11:00 AM
m2 carbine

you did a better job of bobbing the stock than the one i am looking at. The top piece of the forearm is black and the stock isn't pistol grip shaped like yours. . Maybe he just painted it to cut down on glare?

Are there aftermarket stocks available? Just want a good shooter.

Tim the student
August 30, 2009, 11:04 AM
CMP has stocks available, as does Brownells.

M2 Carbine
August 30, 2009, 11:05 AM
Are there aftermarket stocks available? Just want a good shooter.
Yes there are. A friend was looking at a fiberglass one last year. I don't remember the brand.

In about 1962 I cut down the barrel and put a Bishop stock on this 03A4.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/03A4CMP.jpg

rocinante
August 30, 2009, 11:15 AM
I think its a fair price. I would put new wood on it when I could.

So, that second paragraph is the sellers description? Do you have pics you can post so other people can more accurately answer your question?

Link to the ad

http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=399340&highlight=1903

Tim the student
August 30, 2009, 11:18 AM
Man, I'd be on that, depending on what the bore looked like.

Storm
August 30, 2009, 11:46 AM
I wouldn't have to think twice on that one. And I'd be at the CMP Store South when it re-opens on 9/9 for a stock, which is only a two hour drive from here in Alpharetta, GA.

jerkface11
August 30, 2009, 11:59 AM
I paid that much for mine and it's in an awesome Fajen stock and rechambered to .300 win mag.

rocinante
August 30, 2009, 12:21 PM
I paid that much for mine and it's in an awesome Fajen stock and rechambered to .300 win mag.

You telling us about your killer deal or you don't think what I am looking at is a good deal at all?

krs
August 30, 2009, 12:48 PM
M2 Carbine: "In about 1962 I cut down the barrel and put a Bishop stock on this 03A4".


Ouch! How could you have known that that rifle in original configuration would be worth around $4K?

You couldn't have, and you've had that VERY nice rifle all these years.

Roadkill
August 30, 2009, 01:07 PM
I think I have three stocks left. Let me know if you need one.

cchris
August 30, 2009, 03:55 PM
"I bought it in 1961 for $14.50."

You can't order a pizza for that nowadays.

SlamFire1
August 30, 2009, 07:02 PM
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

What cost $14.95 in 1961 would cost $106.46 in 2008.

I could buy at least five pizzas for $100.00, but not a all military 03A3.

jaholder1971
August 30, 2009, 10:14 PM
Too much $$$.

I paid $250 for mine which was a very fair deal for the seller.

skidooman603
August 31, 2009, 05:03 AM
Its only a deal if you want to keep it in its current configuration. Start throwin stocks on and this and that you can buy one in original condition for around $500

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