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Old 02-20-2018, 08:54 AM
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I have an opportunity to purchase a Remington 03A3 in the 4 million range. The seller said he bought it from the DCM years ago. The rifle is in great shape except for the installation on a Lyman peep sight.

1. Can the rear sight assembly be replaced?

2. What is the going rate for a service grade 03A3?

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Old 02-20-2018, 09:22 AM
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Should be restoreable if the rear sight dovetail has not been modified. Unfortunately you will encountered A3's that have had the dovetail ground down to accomodate a Lyman sight that was not 1903A3 model specific.

A typical SG quality rifle is bringing $750-$800+. Bear in mind the rifle in question will be valued less than this amount as it has been drilled and tapped for the aperture sight.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:23 AM
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1. Probably. Even if the sight base is altered, the rear sight can be attached by some means. 2. Prices seem to be trending upward with really nice A3s reaching $800 in some (real) auctions. Today, a drill rifle, new barrel, stock, new bolt plus parts will add up to around $500....you can figure from there. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:53 AM
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I appreciate the replies. I've added some pictures.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:03 PM
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Rifle looks good, with rear base intact. I have a bag of rear sights...PM me if you need help. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:36 PM
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Sight is a Lyman 57. The received bridge is drilled and tapped for two screws on the side. One is visible on the rear of the sight base, the other will be under the slide when you remove it.

I replied to your PM, but not sure what you are trying to do.

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Old 02-21-2018, 08:23 AM
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Bob,

Thanks. I want to replace the Lyman sight with an original. My major concern is the dovetail. Do you think it has it been removed? I've read that the front sight is usual changed to work with the new rear sight.

I'm trying to determine a fair price offer.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:02 AM
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Part of the reverse dovetail is visible in the left picture. Looks intact. Good Shooting. .
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:04 PM
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Bob,

Thanks. I want to replace the Lyman sight with an original. My major concern is the dovetail. Do you think it has it been removed? I've read that the front sight is usual changed to work with the new rear sight.

I'm trying to determine a fair price offer.
I agree with Ceresco ... it appears that the dovetail is intact. Good luck with your restoration.

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Old 02-23-2018, 10:21 AM
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OK, I've determined that the market for a service grade 03A3 is around $650. What would be a fair discount for a drilled and tapped receiver and the fact that I will need to purchase a rear sight and possibly need a front sight?
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