Picked up a 1903 Springfield

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Picked up a 1903 Springfield

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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.
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Nice !............

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Very nice.
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I think its Elmer Keith marked as well boxed OGEK but stamp is very light

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Nice!

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

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Ya made in 1925 with a 1930 barrel a 0 on my muzzle gauge

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You did well!

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I paid $750 so it was plenty but the barrel is aweet.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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New stock
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Is this a 1905 bayonet marked 1920 Bayonets I know nothing about
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