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03A3 help please.......

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SigfanUSAF, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. SigfanUSAF

    SigfanUSAF Member

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    I've got a CMP demilled A3 I'm finally getting around to "de-de-milling".
    I've got the barrel off, the cutt-off removed, and most of the weld material out of there.
    Does anyone have a good picture of the magazine cutt-off area on an 03A3 that I can use as a pattern to remove material? Preferably with the cutt-off removed from the rifle.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. deadin

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    If I were you, I would have that receiver magna-fluxed before I spent much more time, effort and money on it. A good number of the "de-milled" 03's were meant to be "drill rifles" and sometimes they used unserviceable receivers to make them up.
     
  3. DnPRK

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    All A3s were made of good steel. The only thing that would make the rifle unserviceable is if the receiver ring is cracked or welded. A weld way back around the cutoff shouldn't matter.

    Click the link. Picture #68 is a good shot of the cutoff area.
    http://www.surplusrifle.com/03a3/rifledisassemble/index.asp
     
  4. Sunray

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    Listen to deadin. Milsurp rifles were "de-milled" for a wide varienty of reasons. Being unsafe to shoot is one.
    How'd you take the barrel off?
     
  5. Jeremy2171

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    Also brand new rifles were demilled. However most of the time unserviceable weapons were destroyed and NOT used as drill rifles.
     
  6. glimmerman

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    IF THE BARREL WAS WELDED TO THE RECIEVER DO NOT MAKE THIS INTO A SERVICABLE RIFLE!!!!!! THE WELDING ON THE RECIEVER RING HAS WEEKENED THE HEAT TREATING!!!!!!:banghead:
     
  7. SigfanUSAF

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    Re-heat treating is part of my plan for this receiver. No worries.
     
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