Check this piece of Ameircan military history out
This is a discussion on Check this piece of Ameircan military history out within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; This is a replica of the Model 1903A4 sniper rifle used by the U.S. in WWII. This rifle is being made by Gibbs Rifle Co. ...
Post By MilitaryArms
February 28th, 2012 12:22 PM
February 28th, 2012 12:22 PM
February 28th, 2012 12:34 PM
That's quite nice.
As a sub-collection tangent within the greater assembly I once collected 1903 Springfields. Had 16-18 of them. Most variations other than the early rod bayonet. Even picked up a real '03A4 sniper from CMP back in the 1990s for what is now dirt cheap. It would shoot 5-shot groups crowding an inch at 100 yards from the bench rest. Foolish me, sold it to purchase a 1893 S Morgan dollar which was a good deal at the time and fed my other collecting addiction. Wish I'd kept the rifle. Now I'm down to four '03 if one includes the .22 variant Model 1922AII.
“No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
February 28th, 2012 12:38 PM
February 28th, 2012 12:45 PM
February 28th, 2012 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat
1903-A4 Sniper Rifle
"The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper
"Diligentia Vis Celeritas"
February 28th, 2012 12:50 PM
February 28th, 2012 12:52 PM
sold it to purchase a....
bmc, i emphasize. though i've not sold from one hand to buy with the other,
i have sometimes delayed one hobby's purchase for another that felt more 'pressing'
but would quickly self-justify the other; and than have both
MSRP $995. seems reasonable if it performs.
we await your test results
...or im gonna flip a coin
---my local SGS expects 2 on thurs.
both are now spoken for.
Be aware, be deliberate in your actions and be accurate.
Why do those elected to positions of power than work so hard
to deny those same opportunities to the same people who empowered them
February 28th, 2012 04:25 PM
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
Retired DE Trooper, SA XD40 SC, S&W 2" Airweight
dukalmighty & Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro "Trooper" Holsters, DE CCDW and LEOSA Permits, Vietnam Vet 68-69 Pleiku
February 28th, 2012 05:35 PM
But, but, but...
You can't have a sniper rifle without black stocks and bipods and rails all over the place!
That is sacrilege!
Wood is just for hunting rifles!
That isn't near hi-speed, low-drag enough to snipe with!
Sorry, some gunstore commando tried to commandeer my keyboard.
Beautiful rifle, most of the older designs just have so much more aesthetic appeal. Rifles like that are from the day when putting hard work into your creation meant something, and things were build to last. I want one.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
February 28th, 2012 05:39 PM
I think it's kind of sad in a way. I remember not too long ago, 10 years maybe, when a gun costing over $1000 was something REALLY special.
This is just a reproduction, not even the real thing. It looks cool but IMO is not even close to being worth $1K.
Maybe I'm just a cheap skate but I expect more out of my money.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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