Two 1903 Sporters

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by damienph, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. damienph

    damienph Member

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    1943 Smith Corona 03A3 and 1928 Springfield Armory 1903
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  2. royinidaho

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    Sweet!!

    The peep sighted one appears to be a man's rifle. And I'm not that kind of a man.:)
     

  3. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    Yeah nice!

    Mine is just like the bottom one, but your wood is nicer and has a cooler front sight.
     
  4. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    You got my attention..KC+Springfields = true love.
     
  5. kc

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    You must have put a shitload of money into these rifles, I got close to 2k into mine and
    now my Dentest has a stick of walnut for a stock. Its been in his attic for well over 40 years
    on the cheek peice there is a round ball in the stock the size of an infent football.
    It goes through both sides I saw his dads Springfield with one of his stocks and It is a mind blower. the forarm area has turned to a marble.

    10 stars from this Man.
     
  6. overbo

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    Love the Classic lines.My kinda stuff
     
  7. darkstar

    darkstar New Member

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    2 nice set ups! I like the springfield with the lyman rear sight the best.

    Im a big fan of micrometer irons myself and run a redfield micrometer rear sight with hunter style knobs set up on my Win 70 30-06.
     
  8. Fred Ea

    Fred Ea Well-Known Member

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    These two guns are very nice, love both set ups. My father sporterized one like the bottom rifle with Lyman peeps and a bishop stock probably 50+ years ago, your rifle has a much better look, his wood is a lot lighter in color.
    Dad had an old RockIsland 03 on the rack for years he never finished. I asked him To let me have it and I would finish it. He reluctantly gave it over and I finished it out. I made it a 100% working gun with a bell and carlson stock and mounted a one piece Leupold base mount on it and put a Leupold on top. The old thing will stack 110-150gr. Bullets, 165's ok, but any above that, it's not too good. The barrel was stamped 12/43. It was definely a barrel for 150 ball rounds for WWI- WWII.
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  9. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Damn nice rifles! COngrats.
     
  10. grit

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    Nice! I can smell campfire, saddle leather, and fall just lookin' at 'em.