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Old March 30, 2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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need info on 1903a3 remington 30-06 rifle

i can get 2 of this rifles for 400.oo in good condition but how does this rifle shoot? I see gun broker has some going for 500 thru 1000
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Old March 31, 2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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the remington 1903A3 have a reputation for the most accurate military rifle of WWII combatants. a lot of military shoots have either special categories or higher scoring criteria for springfields for that reason.
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Old March 31, 2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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400.00 for the two of them or 400.00 each? If it is the former, that is a steal, and you should definitely get them even if just to sell. I haven't gotten to shoot mine yet because my wife bought it for me while I'm away doing Uncle Sam's work for the Marine Corps, but I can't wait to get home and fire it! If nothing else, it is a great piece of history that a collector would snap up from you if you don't want to keep it.
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Old March 31, 2013, 03:40 AM   #4
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My 1903 was dead on nuts accurate. Buy em both. And DO NOT SPORTERIZE THEM
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:22 AM   #5
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1903a3

Thanks Guys for the info. Will get it soon
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Old March 31, 2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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I do hope they are NOT reworked drill rifles!
CMP has sold a whole bunch of them for about the same price and there is a reason these rifles have been relegated to parading.
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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Make sure to post some pictures!! I have a Remington 1903A3 and it is incredibly accurate.

P5....how do you tell if you have a drill rifle?
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Old April 2, 2013, 04:45 PM   #8
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Drill Rifles

A drill rifle has been made inert by welding the bolt closed or welding a rod in the rifle's bore. Some are chromed. A very close inspection is needed to insure the rifle has been rehabilitated.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=88298

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Old April 4, 2013, 10:01 AM   #9
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the remington 1903A3 have a reputation for the most accurate military rifle of WWII combatants. a lot of military shoots have either special categories or higher scoring criteria for springfields for that reason.
Something I have never seen. Nothing "special" about them, typical bolt gun accuracy. The Springfield Service rifle is a good shooter in '03 or '03A3. Depends on how good the particular barrel is. In competition the Springfield was replaced by the Garand, then followed the M14, 5.56 AR and now the 7.62 AR.
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Old April 4, 2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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I see gun broker has some going for 500 thru 1000
"Going" or "Asking" - big difference. Be careful associating the asking prices on Gunbroker with actual value. Because there is no financial penalty for listing a gun that never sells, there are a huge number of overpriced guns listed there just waiting for some sucker to come along and pay the outrageous price. The only way to get an accurate measure using Gunbroker is to search their completed transactions. That way you can get a measure of what was actually paid for each gun.
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Old April 5, 2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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Here is a Remington:


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Old April 8, 2013, 09:35 AM   #12
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Drool!
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Old April 8, 2013, 09:46 AM   #13
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I have three 1903a3's. The first one I bought may have been an ex-drill as there is, what appears to be, weld marks at the magazine cut-off.

I got scared when I realized this, not knowing at the time, and took the rifle apart. No signs of welds anywhere else and the beautiful C stock was appoxy bedded. It has a Smith Corona receiver and a 2 groove 6-44 Remington barrel. This rifle is without a doubt my most accurated 03, giving a little over 1 MOA with my old eyes and my handloaded ammo.

So, apparently, not all ex-drill are bad as it depends on the amount of de-milling carried out.

Oh and if the two rifles are in good condition, I'd buy them both.

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Old April 8, 2013, 10:46 AM   #14
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I have two, which my Father bought in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

One is in military finish but has had the stock cut back to a sporter configuration. One of these days I'm going to replace the stock with a proper military one.

The other one my Dad had reworked into a VERY nice sporter hunting rifle.
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Old April 8, 2013, 11:39 PM   #15
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My Remington made 1903a3 shoots .84'' groups at 100yrds with my 155gr Sierra Palma Match King's. It has a better stock and has been drilled and tapped and topped with a Burris FFII scope. I gave a $100 for it 6yrs ago. Wouldn't mind getting another Remington made 1903 some day.
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Old April 10, 2013, 10:50 AM   #16
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There was at one time a lot of fuss about the those rifles with two-groove barrels. Then experience and testing showed that not only did the two-groove barrels shoot as well as the four or six groove ones, but quite often shot better.

(Later, the Army went back to four groove barrels because they were less subject to erosion than the two-groove.)

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