Springfield 1903... In love, very special firearm for me. Pic heavy.

Springfield 1903... In love, very special firearm for me. Pic heavy.

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    Springfield 1903... In love, very special firearm for me. Pic heavy.

    My grandfather on my father's side used one of these on Guadalcanal. My grandfather on my mother's side trained and was a decorated Army marksman with an '03

    From what I've ascertained, 382xxx Rock Island Arsenal, double heat treated receiver, built in February, 1918, re-barreled in September, 1944 with a High Standard barrel. Ladder sight with no volley notch. Stock is marked "77 3 1". Swept bolt handle. Anything else you can tell me would be appreciated...












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    That rifle right there was the very reason for the only impulse buy I have ever made. Some linseed oil and perhaps some ballistol and that rifle will tell a story or two

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    I have an unused one from 1943 that was intended for the marines but never made it. It's looking good but the packing grease ate away at the finish a bit
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    I'd take that thing home, give it a good treatment of the wood and treat it well. One day I believe the history of the gun will be so tarnished and there will need to be people who has restored these pieces of history for people to learn from them. A museum may pay a hefty price for a piece like that in the future.

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    The store received it for consignment yesterday evening. I stopped by after work and by some alignment of the universe, saw it. As of this morning, she was on layaway. Available for a grand total of 18 hours. She'll be all mine as soon as the tax return comes through.

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    That sweet rifle is what we used for 12 weeks in boot camp. I wonder if I can still do the 16 count manual of arms? Not a chance.
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    Beautiful.
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    Thanks for nothing , now I'm in lust.. Where's that Rosie O'Donnell photo when you need it?
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    EN MI VIDA AL MAL NO TEMERÉ, POR QUE EN MI CORAZÓN Y MIS DOS .38 SUPER COLT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisATX View Post

    Stop that , you mean thing!
    EN MI VIDA AL MAL NO TEMERÉ, POR QUE EN MI CORAZÓN Y MIS DOS .38 SUPER COLT.

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    The first place I head when I hit my LGS is the used rifle rack, the military section specifically. They had an M-1 carbine there--$800--but I didn't bite on that. No M-1 rifles or Springfields yet, but I'm hoping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RKflorida View Post
    That sweet rifle is what we used for 12 weeks in boot camp. I wonder if I can still do the 16 count manual of arms? Not a chance.
    I bet you can if you think about it for a minute. We did a sixteen count while marching at our Basic Training graduation at Fort Polk in early '75.
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    Well, can't tell you anything that you probably don't already know, but I can say how envious I am! That is a very cool rifle you got there...treat it with TLC!
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    My admiration to those who were well trained to do this. See particularly the last half of this video.

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    The 1903 was the first rifle I ever bought K or Wal mart I forget which $55.00 I remember they also had Ruger Blackhawks your choice .357 or .44 mag $69.00. If I knew then what I know now.

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