The only holdback I would see on a deal like that, is if you can pull that front mount off and see anything about "National Ordnance". I also have seen a few bad posts about "Golden State Arms" stamped 1903's, but I don't know of anyone having a firsthand experience with them. I have a Golden State 98 Mauser- marked "Santa Fe 1946" so some such. It's been an absolutely fantastic rifle over the years.
Does anyone know what serial number range National Ordnance used?
Rednecks... Keeping the woods critter-free since March 2, 1836. (TX Independence Day)
I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.