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1903A3 sporterized. 300$ good deal?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rocinante, Aug 30, 2009.

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  1. rocinante

    rocinante Member

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    The pictures look nice except for the stock which is cut off just before the rear barrel band. If it is all he says it is would it be a good buy? I want a 30-06.

    I have a very nice sporterized Remington Arms 1903-A3 in 30-06. The metal is in very good condition as is the wood (other than being sporterized). The bore is bright and shiny. I have been told by various people that the value is between $300.00 and $500.00 so here is a great buy. It would make for a super nice shooter as it is or a fun project to put back to original. It's action is silky smooth and it is dead on accurate.
     
  2. M2 Carbine

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    This is mine. I bought it in 1961 for $14.50. All I've done to it is cut off the forward wood and glass bedded the action.

    $300 is probably a good deal. I wouldn't consider taking $500 for mine.

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  3. Tim the student

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    I think its a fair price. I would put new wood on it when I could.

    So, that second paragraph is the sellers description? Do you have pics you can post so other people can more accurately answer your question?
     
  4. rocinante

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    m2 carbine

    you did a better job of bobbing the stock than the one i am looking at. The top piece of the forearm is black and the stock isn't pistol grip shaped like yours. . Maybe he just painted it to cut down on glare?

    Are there aftermarket stocks available? Just want a good shooter.
     
  5. Tim the student

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    CMP has stocks available, as does Brownells.
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    Yes there are. A friend was looking at a fiberglass one last year. I don't remember the brand.

    In about 1962 I cut down the barrel and put a Bishop stock on this 03A4.

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  7. rocinante

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    Link to the ad

    http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=399340&highlight=1903
     
  8. Tim the student

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    Man, I'd be on that, depending on what the bore looked like.
     
  9. Storm

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    I wouldn't have to think twice on that one. And I'd be at the CMP Store South when it re-opens on 9/9 for a stock, which is only a two hour drive from here in Alpharetta, GA.
     
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    I paid that much for mine and it's in an awesome Fajen stock and rechambered to .300 win mag.
     
  11. rocinante

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    You telling us about your killer deal or you don't think what I am looking at is a good deal at all?
     
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    Ouch! How could you have known that that rifle in original configuration would be worth around $4K?

    You couldn't have, and you've had that VERY nice rifle all these years.
     
  13. Roadkill

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    I think I have three stocks left. Let me know if you need one.
     
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    "I bought it in 1961 for $14.50."

    You can't order a pizza for that nowadays.
     
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    Too much $$$.

    I paid $250 for mine which was a very fair deal for the seller.
     
  17. skidooman603

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    Its only a deal if you want to keep it in its current configuration. Start throwin stocks on and this and that you can buy one in original condition for around $500
     
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