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Sportered 1917 and 03A3

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mustang51, Nov 15, 2009.

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  1. Mustang51

    Mustang51 Member

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    Recently picked up a sportered 1917 and 1903A3. Both look like they can be re militarized fairly easily:

    The 1917 is an Eddystone, with a High Standard barrel. The bore gauges just over a "0" on the CMP muzzle gauge and is shiny with strong rifling. The bolt will not close on a field gauge.

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    The 03A3 is in a nice looking maple stock. Hasn't arrived yet, but is described as being a Remington with metal intact and having a Smith Corona barrel with a "very good bore" . Came with a nice looking leather sling

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    Plan is to re-militarize them when I can find the wood.
     
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  2. dirtyjim

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    not to bad & it looks like all they need is wood.
    that 1903 stock has potential. rasp off the monte carlo, sweep the grip back & properly fit a new pad to it & it would look alright
     
  3. Mustang51

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    The 03A3 still has not arrived, but I discovered this additional pic on the auction house website:

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  4. jcwit

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    I would like that '03 back to look like a military, but dam that sure is a nice looking maple stock on it. WOW!
     
  5. CZguy

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    I agree...............but I think I would sell it to fund the GI wood.
     
  6. Mustang51

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    Well, the original plan was to re -mil it when I found a stock.

    I won't do anything till I've had a chance to look it over and shoot it. If it shoots well and looks good in person, I may have to leave it alone and enjoy it for what it is.
     
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