I would get a garand and find a German k98. The k98 is the basis for the 03 action. The 03s are a little more refined, but they are both about equal. If I didn't have a k98, I wouldn't have sold my 03. K98s are a little cheaper than 03s at the moment.
not entirely the case, there are just as many features in common with the 1898 krag as there are with the 1898 mauser.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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