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1903 A3 Recoil pad

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

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  1. CZguy

    CZguy Member

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    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 Member

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

    PAST recoil shield
     
  3. glimmerman

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    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

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    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

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

    Art
     
  6. wrench

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    +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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