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Last week I traded my neighbor for a very nice Remington 03A3 that was his grandpa's. I gave him a new in box Walther PPK in SS that was a 380 for it.

I love looking at this rifle and thinking of the history it has.

:salute: :soldier: :troops: :thankyou: My neighbor Dave
 

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I got mine from a doctor that lives in Ogden, UT where the rifle was depot overhauled. It has a "C" stock and really shoots. I use it mainly for competitions that require a WWII manufactured firearm. It's a hoot doing rapid fire with it.

Take it out and shoot it because that's what they were made for. Your lucky to get a piece of history like that.

Good luck with it.
 

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Toten Kopf said:
I got mine from a doctor that lives in Ogden, UT where the rifle was depot overhauled. It has a "C" stock and really shoots. I use it mainly for competitions that require a WWII manufactured firearm. It's a hoot doing rapid fire with it.

Take it out and shoot it because that's what they were made for. Your lucky to get a piece of history like that.

Good luck with it.
This one is like new but it was left in a closet for about 25 years with no one touching it. My neibors grandma gave it to him and he gave it to me to clean it for him. I oiled and rubbed the very little rust off it with great succes. I then gave it 4 coats of Boiled lin seed oil. It turned out very nice and it has not been used very much in it life. It has all the proof marks and has never been reworked. It has the straight stock. I had this rifle for over 6 months before I talked it out of him. He is not a gun type of guy and he knowed I liked and collected guns so he gave it to me to clean so he would not damage the value. His grandpa was a World War II vet and retired Army Master Sargent he past away in the 80s.

I wanted this rifle bad because I have a picture of my grandpa holding a 03 in his Army dress uniform when he was in the Army during WWII. My grandpa was a Combat Engineer with the 5th Arm. Div. and he was there on D-day and he landed on Utah beach. :salute:
 

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And all was right with the world..

I bought one at a funshow that appeared to be unfired, until I got it. Definately unissued though.. I love my 03..
 

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I remember when I was in high school we had a surplus store down town that had crates full of Springfields that you could buy all day long for $15. They had 98 Mausers too but they were $5 more. OH for the good old days.When I was a senior they got a whole bunch of enfields and those were about $15 too.If I would have been thinking I would have bought a bunch of all of them.
 
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