Remington 03A3


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Tim KO
December 2, 2012, 09:00 PM
Hello,

My family recently inherited a Remington 03A3 serial # 4058***. I am curious about the possible history and value of this fine firearm. It is in good condition and looks stock except for the front sight. Instead of a front post it has a peep sight. We took it to Gander Mountain and the salesman did not know much about the rifle, but a different salesman walked by and said the front sight might be something special. I am waiting on a good picture of it and will post the picture of the sight as soon as I can. Any information about it, where I an get more information about it, the value of it or of the peep sight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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hso
December 4, 2012, 01:05 AM
the possible history

Once it left the factory there's not much chance of telling you where it went and what it was used for.

If I understand you correctly you're saying the front sight is not a post and is instead some sort of peep?

If the picture below is what it looks like you're seeing a front sight cover over the front sight.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1HTJeR-FVH4/TlUpwsDgCQI/AAAAAAAAEFI/2QQyXoVWO0A/s320/_DSC9397.jpg

If it looks like the one below someone put an old Lyman sight on the front.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/BobS1/Springfield%2003s/Classic%2003A3%20MR/Classic03A3MRfrontsight.jpg

BADSBSNF81
December 5, 2012, 08:24 PM
Your receiver was made in 1942. The barrel will have a month an year on it that should be close.

The Springfield 1903 Rifles by Brophy is one of many books that has more information

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