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Old 02-09-2017, 06:24 PM
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Default 03A3 Drill?

I should probably know this, but haven't been for quite a few years. What are the prices and conditions on the 03a3 drill rifles. When I was there in 2015 durring the National Matches they were $175 and decent condition. I have a sporter I am putting back to military condition. Thanks

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Old 02-09-2017, 06:48 PM
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Last I was there they fluxed between $175 and $165. The drillers are one of the bright beacons of light out there for rebuilding sporters. (other good uses, too). Couple weeks ago, the wood was starting to look crummy, but still good enough. The metal was good... that being said, last I saw in the forum here was that they were REAL picked over and there weren't many left. You'll have to get info from someone who's been out there more recently than me.

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Old 02-09-2017, 07:25 PM
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Thamk you

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Old 02-09-2017, 07:49 PM
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Drill 03a3's are $150.00 at both stores.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:40 PM
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Thank you

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Old 02-11-2017, 10:30 AM
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Being a noob to all this I'm going to ask a dumb question. What can and can't be salvaged from one of these as a donor toward bringing back a sporterised rifle?
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:32 AM
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I am hoping everything except the barreled action. Stock and stock metal.

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Old 02-11-2017, 11:03 AM
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If you're crafty and pick a good one, you can save everything except the bolt body, cutoff, firing pin, and barrel. Some have usable rear sights, some are trashed. Most have good front sight bases, but if there is a sight blade it will most likely be bent. We threw those rifles all over the place in ROTC. They hit the floor a lot during exhibition drill practice.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:33 PM
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I reactivated a M1903A3, and now have a nice shooter.

Here's a video my son made about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by3ankBC5sU

Look for a "lazy welder". By that I mean a drill rifle with only one side of the mag cut-off lever welded. That means less grinding and less of a scar. I picked this out at the North store, during the 2015 National Matches.

You can use everything except for: The barrel, bolt body, firing pin, mag cut-off lever.

The CMP will NOT rebarrel a drill rifle unless you pay for re-heat treating (Liaibility). But local Gunsmith's will, and do, all the time.

I have about $490 total into this rifle, including a new Criterion barrel.

Oh yea...I also have a desireable "C" stock.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:42 AM
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I reactivated a M1903A3, and now have a nice shooter.

Here's a video my son made about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by3ankBC5sU

Look for a "lazy welder". By that I mean a drill rifle with only one side of the mag cut-off lever welded. That means less grinding and less of a scar. I picked this out at the North store, during the 2015 National Matches.

You can use everything except for: The barrel, bolt body, firing pin, mag cut-off lever.

The CMP will NOT rebarrel a drill rifle unless you pay for re-heat treating (Liaibility). But local Gunsmith's will, and do, all the time.

I have about $490 total into this rifle, including a new Criterion barrel.

Oh yea...I also have a desireable "C" stock.
The CMP will do a reheat? How much?
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