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Old 01-12-2018, 03:37 PM
flatlander flatlander is offline
 
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Default Remington 1903A3 Questions

What do I have here? I bought this rifle at an estate sale many years ago and it has been sitting in the safe since. New stock that has no markings, no reweld marks, silver park on the receiver, most blued parts appear like new, overall the rifle looks new many parts have the "R" stamp for Remington, two groove barrel that reads minus one at the muzzle, numbers on the bolt do not match the receiver, the scratches on the front sight shroud are where a sight hood was installed. I just want to get and idea of what I have here and a ballpark price on it's market value, thinning the heard and this one is next.
Many Thanks in advance.

http://public.fotki.com/holeksiak/1903a3/?view=roll#22
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:04 PM
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You have what appears to be a re-stocked CMP Greek rifle. The rifles are valued mostly as shooters. Most had excellent bores. With the new Keystone Type C pistol-grip stock, your rifle is valued in the $900 - $1000 range.

Good Luck!

J.B.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:06 PM
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looks like a greek return cmp bolt to me.
you might want to check the headspace on the bolt before offering it for sale.
check the receiver underneath for signs that it could be a recovered drill rifle.
the new stock bothers me as well.
if not a drill rifle, between $650 to $900.
just my take on it.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:17 PM
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Did the Greek rifles regularly come with that bright silver park?
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:52 PM
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Did the Greek rifles regularly come with that bright silver park?
No. Most CMP Greek rifles came with a dark blue-black finish applied by the Greeks. The stock appears to be one of the new Keystone stocks sold by the CMP about 12 years ago. The bolt is definitely from a CMP Greek rifle. So I assume the entire rifle originated from the CMP.

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:01 PM
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You have what appears to be a re-stocked CMP Greek rifle. The rifles are valued mostly as shooters. Most had excellent bores. With the new Keystone Type C pistol-grip stock, your rifle is valued in the $900 - $1000 range.

Good Luck!

J.B.
John, Thank you and to xroads also. Maybe, I should wait to sell it after I contact the CMP for a serial# search even though safe space is at a premium here.
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