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1903 Remington

M1903, M1903A3 and M1917.
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1903 Remington

#1 Post by Candyman » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:32 pm

Friday is the start of my weekend, and like most Fridays I head out in the morning to get breakfast and do a little gun hunting. At one of the shops that I stop at I help out if they are a little busy and sell a gun or two. Well one Friday when I stopped by I stepped behind the counter to help out and sold some ammo and then started looking at guns. I spotted something that cought my eye. It was dirty and on the lower rack with the old military guns that Bubba had had his way with.
I picked it up and smiled when I saw that it was a 1903 Remington. The only thing missing was the stacking swivel and one of the handguard clips. There was a little surface rust here and there, the worst was on the bottom of the front sight.
I smiled even more when I saw that it was marked $429.95. For those of you that know me, you know that I always try to get a better price on a used gun no matter how good the marked price is. I will just say, I did good on this one.
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The front sight is Remington marked.
Front band/bayonet lug is Remington marked.
The follower is Remington marked.
The bolt is Remington marked.
The rear band is unmarked.
Floor plate is unmarked.
Trigger guard is unmarked.
The butt plate is unmarked.
Other then the small spot on the nose of the stock, it is unmarked.

The Remington M1903 was originally developed for the British in 1940. The order was taken over by the US Government in mid-1941, before any rifles had been made.

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Re: 1903 Remington

#2 Post by AJMBLAZER » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:25 pm

Nice. I haven't seen a 1903 anything under $700 unless it was fully (you can't easily resore this) Bubba'd.
1950-ish FN M1930 Carbine in .30-06
Variety of other, nonsurplus, guns.

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Re: 1903 Remington

#3 Post by Rick the Librarian » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:10 am

Replacement stock and apparently a few other parts, but price was right!! :)

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#4 Post by Candyman » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:55 pm

Rick the Librarian wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:10 am
Replacement stock and apparently a few other parts, but price was right!! :)
Just about every US rifle that was sold by the US government was re arsenaled. When this was done any part that was worn , damaged or broken was replaced. No reguard was given to the manufacturer of parts that were replaced. So the chance of a re arsenaled U S rifle having all correct manufacturers parts is just shy of 0%.

I would like to think that my rifle is as it was the day it left US service. But, does it really matter?

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Re: 1903 Remington

#5 Post by Rick the Librarian » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:27 pm

Not particularly - just passing along my observations.

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Re: 1903 Remington

#6 Post by burban89 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:37 pm

Wow that's a nice piece! It's just like the one I have that I made a post about here. I got it for $350 because the seller didn't know the back end of the bolt hadn't been fully assembled thus a much lower price. Glad to see some deals are still out there.

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Re: 1903 Remington

#7 Post by Point-man » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:19 am

Thanks for sharing . I would have jumped on that to. I`m still looking.

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