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Sturmgewehre
March 18, 2012, 09:34 AM
The Gibbs Rifle Company is making a nearly exact replica of the 1903A4 sniper rifle built on original Remington receivers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcc99z8PPQw

I think you might be surprised at just how accurate these rifles are, I know I was.

psycho nut
March 18, 2012, 01:02 PM
Very nice.

Slamfire
March 18, 2012, 01:25 PM
Rifle?!, where do you get the scopes?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/M1903/IMG_01550372.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/M1903/M1903A4SerialNumber.jpg

Sturmgewehre
March 18, 2012, 01:34 PM
Either Hi-Lux is selling the M73G2 (replica of the M73B1) scopes individually, or I believe you can buy them through Gibbs Rifle Company along with the necessary reproduction rings.

dvdcrr
March 18, 2012, 01:58 PM
my dad has one and it is shooting sub moa.

TX Hunter
March 18, 2012, 06:37 PM
Im glad that Gibbs is rebuilding these Rifles, alot of really good 1903 A3 service rifles were made into drill rifles. It seemed that it would have been better to turn the early serial numbered single heat treat rifles into drill rifles.
The 03 A3s had strong nickle steel recievers.
Its great that they are making functional rifles out of them again, kind of like breathing new life into them. They are beautifully restored, and Im quite sure are excelent shooting accurate rifles.

Chris_B
March 18, 2012, 06:47 PM
Slamfire, nice Z-stamped 03A4 :)

Gibbs sells them through Old Western Scrounger

http://www.ows-ammo.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=60&products_id=586&zenid=d8fb07b6d98686960482dd8271ec6ce0

They are out of stock though...Creedmore sells the scope, but seems like only part of a kit

http://www.creedmoorsports.com/shop/Hi-Lux-M73G2-Rifle-Scope.html

I don;t know if you can just get them from Hi-Lux, but they are supposed to be pretty good scopes

(I'm currently building a 03A4gery.)

Slamfire
March 18, 2012, 08:51 PM
Slamfire, nice Z-stamped 03A4

Thanks. It is a CMP papered rifle. The barrel is original and so is the pitting .:(

I have not fired it, I will check on the leads for the scope.

I think I bought original rings back in the 90's. Just have to find them in my box of misc gun parts.

Bigbuckeye
March 18, 2012, 10:38 PM
Here is my Gibbs 03A4...

It is VERY accurate....and one of my favorites.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/mgriffin76/IMG_1076.jpg

Bigbuckeye
March 18, 2012, 10:39 PM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/mgriffin76/IMG_1083.jpg

madcratebuilder
March 19, 2012, 06:16 AM
The Gibbs A4 is a bargain, new C stock, new four groove barrel, scope and mount. Hard to build one at that price.

TriumphGuy
March 19, 2012, 08:13 AM
Well, that answers the question of what to buy. Now to figure out who's selling these things.

TX Hunter
March 19, 2012, 09:34 AM
Aim Surplus has them you can order one with a C and R license or have your local dealer order one for you.

Bigbuckeye
March 19, 2012, 10:56 AM
Mine came from Aimsurplus...

Sturmgewehre
March 19, 2012, 11:15 AM
Mine came from Aimsurplus...

As did mine. They have great prices and they ship fast.

dvdcrr
March 24, 2012, 08:33 PM
....

Chris_B
March 25, 2012, 08:12 AM
The real difference in the stock- for a real 03A4- is for the bolt handle cutout

I do not know if the Gibbs' reproduction bolt is faithful enough to an original to necessitate that modification

Jo6pak
March 25, 2012, 09:12 AM
Great, another rifle to add to my wish list:(

Achilles11B
March 25, 2012, 01:00 PM
Just when I think I have my rifle needs all planned out, this comes out. Hope it's not a limited run, I'd love to pick one up.

Ozzieman
March 25, 2012, 01:47 PM
Thanks Sturmgewehre, thanks for the help.:mad:
Now are you going to help me with an explanation to my wife why I need another 03.;)

Ozzieman
March 25, 2012, 01:51 PM
http://www.gibbsrifle.com/1903-a4_sniper_rifle_.html

1100$
I am about to go talk to the wife,,, every one wish me luck.

4V50 Gary
March 25, 2012, 06:32 PM
Good luck Ozzieman.

Ozzieman
March 28, 2012, 06:33 PM
She said yes but I have to sell one first, you see she knows how many I have and the last 2 she bought for me.
Gun shop owner and friend is checking on availability and price.
Anyone interested in a MP5 clone?

emcon5
April 13, 2012, 05:53 PM
Just got an email from AIM:

US M1903A4 30.06 Rifle
US model M1903A4 Springfield bolt action 30.06 Rifles. Built using original Remington-made World War II M1903A3 actions and turned-down bolts. These Rifles feature newly manufactured 4-groove barrels identical to the originals. Each receiver is carefully drilled and tapped using replicas of the original "Redfield" rings and mounts and new improved copy of the M73B1 scope (now manufactured by Leatherwood Optics), used on the 1st model M1903A4's.

Price: $999.95
Now 03 Curio & Relic License Eligible!Emphasis added.

They did not accept C&R FFLs for these in the past.