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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GRAYRID3R, Jun 12, 2009.

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    GRAYRID3R Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Lawrenceville, Georgia
    I didn't see this posted any where else, so if it is I'm sorry. It looks as if CMP is out of 1903 "shooters" I never got one, kept putting it off.:banghead:

  2. benzy2

    benzy2 Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    Yeah they had been out of them at the North store the last few times I went in. All they had were low numbers. I came to the CMP game too late for that deal.
  3. GBExpat

    GBExpat Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Rural, far beyond the beltway, Northern Virginia,
    To be more accurate, the @SUBJ should probably say something like, "CMP 1903s SOLD OUT ... AGAIN!" ;)

    I think that this may be the 3rd time for that rifle flavor at the CMP.

    I held off for a long time because their inventory was not graded, so it was a REAL crapshoot. Finally, I decided, several years ago, to order a Mk1 just before they ran out of stock on them all ... the 1st (2nd?) time.

    I received one with some Been-There-Done-That-Looking wood ... and a little-worn, mirror bore, which is the most important to me. Cleaned & "refreshed" the wood and the rifle looks wonderful to me.

    Sorry to hear that you missed getting one.
  4. krs

    krs Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Tall Trees
    I've got three, or five depending how you look at it, but wish I had the opportunities that preceded my interest in them.

    I'd love to have one of the 1920's National Match versions, for example, that were sold primarily at Camp Perry to competitors or other interested travelers and were given as trophies to assorted class and match winners. Those rifles were the cream of the entire crop - the finest rifles that Springfield Armory, the nations arms manufacuters, could build and each one is a work of art.

    I do have two C stocked 1903a1's one is a MK I with Petersen device ejection port that I bought from CMP a fw years back.

    I have one 1903a3 Remington made for WW2, I listed the rifle in Gunbroker very recently with no takers at $600. I think it's clean enough that it's worth that or more - noone's ever said I held too high a price on guns I've sold after they have them.

    And I have two 1903a4's, the snipers, one of which is as delivered from Remington with most parts hot oil blued including the Redfield scope mount, the rings, and the Weaver 330c scope. The other sniper has been rearsenalized after return from duty and is parkerized completely except for the later added Weaver scope.

    I used to take the parked gun out shooting but have never had the nerve to fire the nicer more original of the two. It's really stunning - so much that I'm not sure what to do with it. It should be in a museum, I think.
  5. Nugilum

    Nugilum Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Texas Panhandle
    Boy I'm glad I snagged mine earlier this year. I made the mistake of letting them slip away twice before. :eek:
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