Check this piece of Ameircan military history out

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    Check this piece of Ameircan military history out






    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. using original 1903 Remington receivers with down-turned bolts. The rifles get a replica 2.5x M73B1 Weaver scope made by Hi-Lux. The rings are replica Redfield rings manufactured by Gibbs. The newly manufactured 4 groove rifled barrel is identical to the original except it is marked with a 2011 date vs. a 1940's date. The stocks are also a replica of the "C" configuration which is also accurate for the 1903A4 rifle. While it's a near perfect copy of the original 1903A4 no attempt has been made to conceal the fact it's a replica. The scope is clearly marked as are the rings letting the owner know it's a replica. You won't accidentally buy one thinking it's an original if you take a look at it fairly closely.

    I will be posting a review of this rifle in the near future, stay tuned!
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    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.
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    how much?

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    Hubba-hubba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat View Post
    how much?
    MSRP $1099.

    1903-A4 Sniper Rifle
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    Criterion barrels?

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    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
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    MSRP $995. seems reasonable if it performs.

    we await your test results
    ...or im gonna flip a coin

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    Nice rifle!
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    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.
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    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.
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