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The best gun money I've ever spent - 1903 Remington Restoration

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by racenutz, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. racenutz

    racenutz Member

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    My father bought this rifle back in the fifties. When he bought it it had already been sportized. The bubba that did it made the most god awful looking stock I've ever seen. It looked like it had been carved from a block of wood with a pocket knife. The issue sights had been replaced with a receiver mounted peep & bubba had tried to mount a scope on the left receiver wall. Basically if you could imagine the most butt ugly 1903 this was it. I just wish I had taken before photos.
     

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  2. racenutz

    racenutz Member

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    A few more pics
     

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    Beautiful job!!! Where was the scope mounted? I don't see any holes?.?.?
     
  4. racenutz

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    I had all the holes filled. There were 2 on the right side of the rear receiver bridge for the peep site. There was one hole drilled next to the vent hole on the left & two mode places where a hole had been started, I guess these were for some type of side mounted scope.
     
  5. homeka45

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    Looks great, it would have been nice to see the before. Who did the work and how much (ballpark figure) did it set you back?
     
  6. patentmike

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    I hear ya, but mine's a 1917.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. secluded

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    Both you folks did some fabulous work. Good job on saving the "Bubba's" and getting them back the way they were supposed to be.
     
  8. Mossyrock

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    1903 Restoration

    Racenutz,

    Is that a military replacement stock or a Boyd's? Who did the Parkerizing job? I am in the middle of doing the same thing to a nickel steel Springfield 1903. Fun, isn't it? :D
     
  9. enichols

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    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Congrats on wonderful restoration jobs and gorgeous rifles.
    Where's the green with envy smily, again?
    -Nic
     
  10. racenutz

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    It's a military replacement. I bought it from the local gunshow mil-surp guru.

    I had it done locally by the guy the guru recommended.

    patentmike, that's a nice rifle.

    When my father saw the rifle he told me, “That’s a nice 1903 you bought." His jaw hit the floor when I told him, "No dad, this is your old 1903"

    My next project will be resorting his Pre-64 Model 70 220 Swift but that will take a lot more work as its missing parts (most importantly the bolt)
     
  11. BusMaster007

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    That's a really cool story.
    You're a Good Son... :)
     

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