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M1903 Mk I

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M1903 Mk I

#1 Post by Modelo Chileno » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:03 pm

Picked up a Springfield M1903 Mk I today. It had been sitting on Armslist locally here for a month or so. Price kept dropping, so I waited. Decided to pull the trigger today.

This Mk I appears to have gone through an arsenal rebuild. SN# is in the 1,08z,zzz range. Barrel is stamped R.A. 12-41, bore is ever so slightly dark, but with strong rifling. Looks to be (to my untrained eye) a 4 groove. Other parts are stamped "R" as well. Trigger is a two-stage.

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Bolt is different color than the parkerizing on the receiver.

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Receiver is fitted with aperture for Pedersen device.

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#2 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 am

Very nice.
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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:41 am

That is a clean nice rife.. And great to hear good things coming from arms list :).. Now all you need to do is find a Pedersen device and a few boxes of ammo and you are complete... Thats a darn fine rifle.. congrads

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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:34 am

Great rifles,and great shooters. you got a keeper.
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#5 Post by Modelo Chileno » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:25 am

indy1919a4 wrote:
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Now all you need to do is find a Pedersen device and a few boxes of ammo and you are complete...
Well, might be a bit harder than that. When it was rebuilt, it appears most parts were swapped out with Remington parts, including all trigger parts. I believe I'd have to, in addition to finding a Pederson device (and ammo) source out the proper trigger parts as well. For the time being, I'm happy to simply have a M1903.

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#6 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:40 am

About a decade ago there was a fellow making a Peterson Device as a kit for these rifles. If I remember correctly it was in .32ACP or the like and was $2,500 to purchase. I saw one at a gun show but never really looked at it closely nor knew anyone who had shot the device other than the seller. I never read a Range Report.
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Re: M1903 Mk I

#7 Post by Calfed » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:00 pm

That is a fine rifle. Post a range report when you can.

And don't give up on finding a Pederson device. I've seen a couple at auction. They usually go for only about around $50,000 ;)

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