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Old 07-14-2010, 08:17 PM
michaeltpo michaeltpo is offline
 
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Default 1903A3 Stock lengths, do they vary?

I have a Remington 1903 03A3 which I've only shot a couple times. Not enough to begin to have a feel for the rifle.
I took it out last week and it seems the stock is a little short for me. Would a scant stock (I think that is what it is) be too small for a 6'2'' individual? Do they have different sized stocks and if so how could I tell?
Would a replacement "C" stock from CMP be a little longer?
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Michael
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:21 PM
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The stocks are perfectly sized for a 5'6" man, or is it for a 5' man....

I'm looking at adding a limbsaver to mine to increase the length of pull and get my nose out of the bolt.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:32 PM
michaeltpo michaeltpo is offline
 
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That's what I noticed. My face was too close to the receiver for comfort.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:54 PM
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As far as I know they only made the one pull lenght.A guy could get one of the repo "GI" rubber slip on butt pads that have the ordanance mark on the bottom,and make a 1 inch spacer that slips in side,then install on the rifle.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:59 PM
hammonje hammonje is offline
 
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Get a c-stock.

I am 6'2" and have c-stocks on three of my 1903a3s. The fourth has an incredible original straight stock, but trying to shoot it gave me a kink in my neck. It's not the length as much as the fact there is nowhere to put your face to get a good cheek weld.

Never any complaints with the c-stock except a slight increase in felt recoil, even though the stocks have the correct bird's nest grain behind the receiver. Most repo stocks never have the correct grain pattern. Good stocks come from a distinct protion of the lumber.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:30 AM
RetiredArmy RetiredArmy is offline
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The Ram-Rod Bayonet models were longer. If you have an unmodified, well marked one of those; It's worth several thousand dollars.
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