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Bubba...Undeniably evil, but good for a deal...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by .45Guy, Dec 18, 2006.

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  1. .45Guy

    .45Guy Member

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    Well, I sold my Mak and M1917.:( I paid off the work related debts, did my Christmas shopping, and bought this. And with money to spare.:)
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  2. Smokey Joe

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    Beautiful!

    .45Guy--Nice find! That looks to be a beautifully sporterized '03 or '03A3 Springfield! Is it still in .30-'06? And what is the 'scope on it?

    And most importantly, how accurate is it and do you like shooting it?
     
  3. .45Guy

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    Quick rundown of specs: .30-'06 Douglass barrel, Bishop stock, and the scope is the Realist my neighbor Don gave me. It's no m1917, but it's a great shooter.
     
  4. jerkface11

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    That isn't a bubba. That's a sporter. For pics of a bubba send a message to krochus.
     
  5. garrett1955

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    Not bubba at all. This has a nice WOOD stock! I like it a lot.
     
  6. Hoppy590

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    gotta admit, that is some nice looking furniture
     
  7. .45Guy

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    The only thing I'm not too terribly keen on is the "daintiness" of the stock. There isn't a whole lotta wood where stock and pistol grip meet.
     
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  8. MaterDei

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    Nice floor. Is that laminate or hardwood?
     
  9. .45Guy

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    LMAO, it's hardwood. One of the good points of owning an older home.
     
  10. Jim Watson

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    I agree, but I see a lot of stocks of that period with the wasp waist cut behind the pistol grip. Seems the amateur stockmaker of the day wanted a real clearly defined for dang sure Pistol Grip.

    I don't understand why the builder bought a barrel, bought a stock, bent the bolt handle, drilled and tapped, put it all together, polished and blued... and used the ugly stamped A3 bottom metal. A milled 03 trigger guard would not have been very expensive at the time and would have made it look a lot better.
     
  11. .45Guy

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    Isn't the stamped guard a little larger to allow for gloves or what not? Might be a Wisconsin necessity, though I never wear them.
     
  12. NORTEXED

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    My Sporterized 03', shoots great for an old girl:)

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  13. Alaska Dave

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    Nice rifle, glad that you found a home for your 17. Dave
     
  14. .45Guy

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    Here's a better shot of the furniture, since it seems to be getting commented on quite a bit.[​IMG]
     
  15. ArfinGreebly

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    What An Awful Gun

    Horrible.

    Furniture is too pretentious.

    Color is all wrong.

    Someone needs to save you from that piece.

    I volunteer.
     
  16. bartsimpson123844

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    Hmmm....that may be a good deal, but how much did you pay for it??
     
  17. MCgunner

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    Depends on what ya wanna do with it, beat someone over the head with it or go shoot a deer with it. :D Looks GREAT to me!
     
  18. Eightball

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    :eek: I want!

    Best looking non-military rifle I've seen in a while.
     
  19. .45Guy

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    It was definately on par with the prices of used Savages in the area, maybe a tad less. Certainly less than a used Ruger, Remington, or Winchester. BTW Alaska Dave, you wouldn't happen to post by the same name on MWT?
     
  20. lionking

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    while Im generally against seeing a milsurp sporterized because they are becoming increasingly hard to find,I must say your rifle in the photo looks wonderful !

    To bad you sold your M1917 though,it was a good looking rifle but well done!
     
  21. Frog48

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    Beautiful rifle.
     
  22. Shipwreck

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    Nice rifle :)
     
  23. R.W.Dale

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    .45GUY ;Bubba has NEVER laid hands on your rifle. That's a fine piece that ANYBODY should be proud to own.
     
  24. .45Guy

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    Thanks for all the compliments guys. It is one heck of a shooter. Though I must caution on the shooting of Korean surplus. I actually had a round come apart on me:eek: As in fragment upon firing.
     
  25. sixgunner455

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    Beautiful. Makes me even sadder that somebody stole the one my grandfather did. (Stolen from the cousin who inherited it.)
     
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