extending an 03 magazine

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by degreen, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. degreen

    degreen Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to extend an 03 Springfield magazine? And before you say it, this rifle has already been sportsarized long before I got it. Then I had it converted to 30/338 Win mag. The trigger assembly is the only thing I can see that would stop the magazine from being extended.
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Ya', the trigger assembly, that's what's in the way. You can take a little at the front, but not much. Those are the limitations of using a military action that was designed around a certain cartridge. I trust your Springfield is a "high serial numbered one", serial number above 800,000.
     
  3. degreen

    degreen Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is a higher number. Also I am thinking about threading the pin hole for the ejector, and use a screw instead of the pin. Every time I pull the action out of the stock the ejector pin falls out.