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Maybe this is appropriate for Memorial Day Weekend

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by critter, May 27, 2006.

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  1. critter

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    Couple of months ago, I found a 1903 Springfield at a gun show. Guy said it had been in grandmother's clauset for many years. It looked it! Full of dust bunnies! Also had some OLD cosmolene in it dried very hard.

    I cleaned it up and found it to be made in 1918 with a 7-18 barrel. Bubba had butchered the stock no end, but had not bothered the metal. I bought it for $200 and JUST TODAY got the last pieces to put it back to 1918! Got a stock and the missing stock hardware, a new front sight blade, etc.

    Looks like an old warrior with a bunch of tales to tell! I had a great uncle who was in WWI with one of those. I knew an old marine who was in the first bunch of troups to land on Guadalcanal with a Springfield-not sure if it was an '03 or an '03A3.

    We owe all those old soldiers, as well as the recent ones, a great debt of gratitude AND we owe it to them to NOT give away or let die the freedoms they won for us!

    May just have to go out and shoot that old war horse on Monday!
     
  2. oneshooter

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    Old Warrriors

    I don't know anything that would be more appropreate!!!
    +1

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
  3. hps1

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  4. critter

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    Thanks for the warning on the brittle receivers. I am aware of the problem and while mine is above the cutoff number by a safe margin, I still will not 'hot rod' it at all. I'll use quite moderate loads just in deference to its age. Too much history not to shoot a little though! Just gotta 'feel' it!
     
  5. Dave Markowitz

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    This thread is worthless without pics! :D

    Looking forward to the range report.
     
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    That's great! Hated to mention the possibility, but better safe than sorry.

    Have a ball shooting your piece of history.

    Regards,
    hps
     
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