She's finally in her forever home.

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    She's finally in her forever home.

    "You're married to this Piece. This weapon of iron and wood. And you will be faithful!"


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    A classic piece of history, if only it could talk. Nice find.
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    Awwww... happy honeymoon!

    My memory suggests this is an '03 based on the rear sight location. Is this a Springfield?

    I sure hope you take her out for frequent exercise!
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    A Springfield 1903, yes? Nice looking piece of history, there.
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    New it the minute the picture poped up. Very nice. Have ALLWAYS wanted one, but haven't found a decent one at a pretty fair price. Thanks for the link, with pics.
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    Sweet.
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    Ok...

    ...Remember, I have not been on the trigger of a rifle in 10 years. Longer than that with irons. I have never shot an M1903.

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    I see this getting expensive fast.

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    So beautiful. If only these old rifles could talk.
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    Did I see this on NES earlier today?
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    Very good choice! Whats the year on the barrel?

    I shoot these in a lot of matches, mainly the CMP games at Camp Perry, we found they like 168 grain A-Max Hornady. These rifles can be " tack drivers" It can also be a bit much if you shoot lots or rounds off the bench. I find it easier to shoot this weapon prone.
    Glad to see it found a good home!
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    She's a beauty sir, enjoy! It's a shame the CMP surplus 30.06 went up this year, but still the cheapest way to keep the rifle fed.
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    What a beauty - always wanted one! Congrats...
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    Hopefully your kids hang on to it.

    I always get irritated when I see some punk on Pawn Stars bring in a gun that he says his great great great Grandad used to fight off the British or something and he wants to sell it do he can go buy an iPad!
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    Awesome. Enjoy.
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