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Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:28 pm
by Hippycrowe
Picked up a nice 1903 Springfield 1928 barrel that is perfect I think this one was a Forestry service rifle because of the repair on the stock.

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:58 pm
by Hippycrowe
Pic

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:54 pm
by lloydiam
Nice !............

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:16 pm
by Rapidrob
Very nice.

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:14 pm
by Hippycrowe
I think its Elmer Keith marked as well boxed OGEK but stamp is very light

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:40 am
by luigi
Nice!

Is the S/N in the "safe to shoot" range?

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:03 am
by Hippycrowe
Ya made in 1925 with a 1930 barrel a 0 on my muzzle gauge

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:32 pm
by M14man
You did well!

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:36 pm
by Hippycrowe
I paid $750 so it was plenty but the barrel is aweet.

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:06 am
by luigi
Hippycrowe

Not sure but I thought the Springfield "S" stocks had finger grooves? Could be a Remington stock 1903 stock? What do you think?

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:18 pm
by Hippycrowe
It's a replacement stock only Elmer Keith stamp no p mark. From what I have read that little repair is were a device was put on so Forestry service randgers could mount the rifle to the place they shot from and kill bears and wolves in the parks. Not sure if its true can't believe everything you read but many 1903 rifles were sent to others in the Govt like forestry post office and prisons.

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:36 pm
by luigi
Hippycrowe wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:18 pm
It's a replacement stock only Elmer Keith stamp no p mark. From what I have read that little repair is were a device was put on so Forestry service randgers could mount the rifle to the place they shot from and kill bears and wolves in the parks. Not sure if its true can't believe everything you read but many 1903 rifles were sent to others in the Govt like forestry post office and prisons.
Ahhh. Thanks for the clarification!

I like the ladder sight w/ peep and the windage knob!

Very accurate and of course......you need to get the 1905 bayo ( if you don't have one already )

Rifle looks to be in great condition.

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:12 pm
by Hippycrowe
I think I have a 1905 16 inch long I think I have t no need for I will pm you a pic. I put the rifle in a brand new C stock so the other one would not get messed up

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:13 pm
by Hippycrowe
New stock

Re: Picked up a 1903 Springfield

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:31 pm
by Hippycrowe
Is this a 1905 bayonet marked 1920 Bayonets I know nothing about