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Rifle value question, Rock Island 1903

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dasmi, Mar 6, 2009.

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  1. dasmi

    dasmi Member

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    Local shop has a Rock Island 1903. It's been sporterized. Has an older scope on weaver mounts. It's in pretty OK shape. Bore looks good. They want $249 for it. Does this sound like a good deal? I don't want it for any collector value, more of a base for a reach out and touch something rifle. Probably replace the scope with something nicer down the road. Thoughts?
     
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    Never heard of it. If you like it and want it, haggle for it and take it home!
     
  3. jim in Anchorage

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    If its a real 03 with a milled trigger guard[not a A3 stamped] buy it and send it to me.
     
  4. jim in Anchorage

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    PS to above-any RI Springfield under serial # 285,507 is a "low number" action and you may want to avoid it.
     
  5. dasmi

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    Thanks, someone on another board just said the same thing. Why should low numbers be avoided?
     
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    Different heat treatments on the steel. The early guns were very hard,and brittle. That meant they would break rather then stretch. How dare you go to a different board?
     
  7. dasmi

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    That's good to know. I don't really want a .30-06 bomb going off in my face. I'll check the serial number before I buy it. Assuming it passes the serial number test, does that seem like a fair price? I don't know much about 1903's.
     
  8. jim in Anchorage

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    Lets put it this way. If its a high # RI 03,and you buy it at that price,you can always sell it to me at a $ 100 profit
     
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