Sportered 1917 and 03A3


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Mustang51
November 15, 2009, 01:15 AM
Recently picked up a sportered 1917 and 1903A3. Both look like they can be re militarized fairly easily:

The 1917 is an Eddystone, with a High Standard barrel. The bore gauges just over a "0" on the CMP muzzle gauge and is shiny with strong rifling. The bolt will not close on a field gauge.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s194/Calfed/1917-3-1.jpg


The 03A3 is in a nice looking maple stock. Hasn't arrived yet, but is described as being a Remington with metal intact and having a Smith Corona barrel with a "very good bore" . Came with a nice looking leather sling

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s194/Calfed/maple03A3.jpg

Plan is to re-militarize them when I can find the wood.

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dirtyjim
November 15, 2009, 10:26 AM
not to bad & it looks like all they need is wood.
that 1903 stock has potential. rasp off the monte carlo, sweep the grip back & properly fit a new pad to it & it would look alright

Mustang51
November 16, 2009, 02:37 AM
The 03A3 still has not arrived, but I discovered this additional pic on the auction house website:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s194/Calfed/03a3sporter1.jpg

jcwit
November 16, 2009, 03:20 AM
I would like that '03 back to look like a military, but dam that sure is a nice looking maple stock on it. WOW!

CZguy
November 16, 2009, 11:12 AM
I would like that '03 back to look like a military, but dam that sure is a nice looking maple stock on it. WOW!

I agree...............but I think I would sell it to fund the GI wood.

Mustang51
November 16, 2009, 10:05 PM
Well, the original plan was to re -mil it when I found a stock.

I won't do anything till I've had a chance to look it over and shoot it. If it shoots well and looks good in person, I may have to leave it alone and enjoy it for what it is.

CZguy
November 16, 2009, 11:48 PM
Here's a link to new wood from the CMP.

http://www.thecmp.org/stocksets.htm

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