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 Post subject: Sportered 1917 and 03A3
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:09 am 
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Recently picked up a sportered 1917 and 1903A3. Both look like they can be re militarized fairly easily:

The 1917 is an Eddystone, with a High Standard barrel. The bore gauges just over a "0" on the CMP muzzle gauge and is shiny with strong rifling. The bolt will not close on a field gauge.

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The 03A3 is in a nice looking maple stock. Hasn't arrived yet, but is described as being a Remington with metal intact and having a Smith Corona barrel with a "very good bore" . Came with a nice looking leather sling

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Plan is to re-militarize them when I can find the wood.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:06 pm 
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That is a nice looking stock on the 03. Do you think it will be hard to find a stock?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:21 pm 
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03A3 stocks are fairly common. The challenge will be the 1917


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:48 am 
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The 03A3 still has not arrived, but I discovered this additional pic on the auction house website:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:06 pm 
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sexy loooking 03 , very nice 17


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:31 pm 
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The sported 03A3 arrived at my FFL's yesterday and I got a chance to look it over before it went into the safe for the obligatory 10 day "coolin off" period.

It is as described, metal is unmolested, SC barrel on a Remington receiver. Bore is shiny, rifling is strong, muzzle gauges a "1" on the CMP gauge, won't close on a field gauge. The stock is as pretty in person as in the pictures.

Now, to see how it shoots..


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