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    Default Sportarized 1903

    I was at my local gun store yesterday and they have a restocked 1903 Springfield with a scope on it. Unfortunately I did not note the brand of the scope. The rifle has been reset into a black synthetic stock.


    It seemed to be in nice shape with a smooth action and a clean bore. They are asking $395 for it. Does this seem like a good price or do I need to get more info on the scope for a reasonable guesstimate?


    Thanks for the help.

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    Not bad if it's a real nice scope & the rifle is not badly bubba'd . Has the barrel been chopped or is original front sight still there? If chopped, check the crown.
    I'd ask the shop to confirm headspace. Ask if they have a guage for the throat & muzzle also.

    I'd bet the shop did not give the guy more than $150.00 for it.
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    +2 on Bradrocks comment, there one of my favorite rifles for sporters. And I have 2 of them myself.

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    agree with the above comments, look it over good, they make great truck rifles and deer rifles

    if not overly bubba'd the price seems fair give it the smell test for cold blue if so walk away
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    I have a 03-A3 full military. Will never trade it. One of the finest shoot'n irons I ever shot. Like Braddock said if the barrel is ok grab it.
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    Like the others said,check the crown and guage the throat and muzzle.
    If the scope and rings are decent,its good for that price.
    I picked one up many years ago that just had the rear sight band de soldered and tapped for the rings.It was set in a beautiful Fajen stock.
    Picked it up for $150. The sad thing was it was a 42 dated Remington 03 not an A3.But for the price it was worth it.To buy something new like it would have cost me well over$700.
    Keep the change-I just want my Country back!!!

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    It looked like the original sight on it. Frankly, it looked like all that was done to it was to replace the original stock with a synthetic one and put a scope on it.

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    Grab it. They are nice rifles. If you want to restore it repo "correct" stocks and handguards along with the bands, swivels etc. are around.
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    What STG said. Get down to that pawn shop and do some hagglin'. You may be able to jew them down quite a bit.
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    if the barrel has been cut and re-crowned and that scope mount is tapped into the receiver, restoring it will not help, no collector worth 2 cents will buy it as a collectable 03

    there are still plenty of original 03 parts around, no need to buy repro crap including slings, bayo's they are around

    but again if not budda'd these are great deer /hog rifles and heck range rifles
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