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Old March 8, 2017, 11:37 PM   #1
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SpringSpringfield WW1&2 1903 with high serial #1439856 trying to find the value

Springfield 1903 set #1439856 trying to find the value
Springfield 1903 I have 2, one serial #1439856 the other I will supply if requested. Trying to find the value. Excellent condition, no rust. My dad had them from WW 1 & 2. He took very good care of them. No rust. I would like to know what the current value on the two rifles. I would like to sell them.

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Old March 9, 2017, 08:01 AM   #2
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How many original parts?
What finish? Blue or parkerized?
Date on barrel?
Stock style?
Has there been any sporterizing?
Value could run from $300 thru $1,000 depending on condition. An unmolested gun with all original parts is very rarely found. There was a lot of these sold thru the NRA and Sedgley(sp?) some were accuratized.
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Old March 9, 2017, 09:25 AM   #3
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It is my understand that although there may have been some 1903's used in WWII, that by the time WWII came around, the Springfield 1903A3's had taken its place. So, which do you have...03's or 03A3's, or one of each?
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Old March 9, 2017, 11:31 AM   #4
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Go to the CMP Forums they will tell you everything you need to know about those rifles and their value; which in my opinion, since they are your fathers, the are priceless.

Just for info, if your Rifle is a Springfield, it was made in 1933.

Rock Island didn't make '03s during that period and Remington didn't start productions of '03s 1940, and Smith Corona started in 1942.
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Old March 10, 2017, 02:17 PM   #5
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" the time WWII came around, the Springfield 1903A3's had..." The U.S. military entered W.W. II with '03's. No such thing as an '03A3 until 1942. Remington began production of the M1903 in September 1941 starting with S/N 3,000,000. They immediately started redesigning the rifle for faster production. The result of that became the '03A3, officially adopted in 1942. Remington 1903A3 production started in 1942 at number 3,348,086.
The USMC didn't adopt (USN actually)the M1 Rifle until the Fall of 1942 and used the '03 in all early Pacific battles.
The value of any milsurp is entirely dependent on its condition, who made it plus a certain amount of 'where you are'. Prices vary from place to place. In excellent condition they'll start at around $800 and go way up. A lot depends on where the thing gets listed. Retailers like Cabela's think they're worth a lot more than the assorted auction sites.
Any chance you can post pictures?
"...I have 2..." Yep, but not a 'set'. Consecutive S/N's would make 'em a set though.
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Old March 10, 2017, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thread originally started in T&T. Moved here since it's not a topic appropriate for T&T.
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