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Old 06-27-2020, 09:53 AM
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Default 03A3 out for a spin.

Had some time before the rain moved in this morning to shoot a couple of vintage rifles. This one is a Rem. 03A3 as issued, straight from the CMP. Correct with RA - 42 barrel and original wood.
Ammo is HXP brass loaded with Sierra 110 gr varminters over 45 gr of Varget set off with 210m primers. Looks like this dope needs to adjust his dope for a better score next time. It's all fun.





Guess I should have cleaned this rifle a little better. Carried it in from the range on the sling over my shoulder. Wife noticed, I now have a Veteran for Trump T shirt that is soaked down the right rear side with a thick coating of cosmo. Warmed the rifle up and the stuff ran out like crazy.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:23 AM
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I have 6 safe queens Iím taking out and cleaning. I have Sierra 125 HP that Iíll load for them, do you have a starting load?
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:26 AM
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I have Sierra's latest book on my desk. What powder?
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:40 AM
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What a mess to try to clean up. OOPS!

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Old 06-27-2020, 02:08 PM
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Remember, as everyone knows, completely dis-assemble every rifle, clean and lube before firing. Somehow I missed this one. Do you suppose there is enough grease on this.





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Old 06-27-2020, 03:11 PM
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Rifle is a Jan 1943 production and appears new internally. Not scratch or wear area anywhere. Looks to have been loaded with grease for long term storage.
Barrel gauges between 0 and 1. 12 - 42 barrel would be original.

Stock has OGEK in a box over FJA in box with ord crossed cannons just forward. Circle P on wrist. 5 in circle and 5 in a box on stock ahead of the trigger group. There is a B standing next to a B reclining on the aft part of the buttstock. Areas of the stock are quite rough. Top of the wrist area looks as though it was finished with a draw knife.
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Old 06-27-2020, 04:14 PM
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Be glad it was stored like that. Your rifle is as nice as it is because of it.
Half the fun of Milsurp rifles is the initial cleanup.
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:27 AM
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Those were the good old days. Couldn't wait to get a rifle with all the stuff on it and spend the afternoon scrubbing it all off. too bad they started cleaning them all up, it was fun.
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Old 07-02-2020, 07:12 PM
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Those were the good old days. Couldn't wait to get a rifle with all the stuff on it and spend the afternoon scrubbing it all off. too bad they started cleaning them all up, it was fun.
Right you are. If you are expecting it it's fun. I've done a bunch of rifles over the years. Just seems this one, which I thought I had already cleaned up, somehow escaped a bath for some time.
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