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1903 A3 Recoil pad

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CZguy, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    Get one of the pads that attaches to your shoulder. Simplest solution I can think of.

    PAST recoil shield
  3. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Or, find another "beater" stock and modify it to your needs.

  6. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member

    +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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