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Old 05-29-2019, 06:06 PM
D.F.Ullom1944Garand D.F.Ullom1944Garand is offline
 
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Default Should I buy this Remington 1903A3?

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I have the opportunity to buy this Remington 1903A3 s/n 3366491 for what seems to be a great deal through a friend at a LGS. From my very small amount of knowledge, the finish looks great and the stock appears to be original or at least correct. I hope I took enough pictures of this rifle to help you all help me decide whether I should make the buy. I have been wanting a 1903A3 to add to my collection for shooting and/or collecting purposes. What do you think? Here are the pictures.

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Old 05-29-2019, 06:19 PM
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The stock is a pinned Smith Corona. What are they asking for it?
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:29 PM
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My cost would be around $560.00. What are the features that distinguish it from a Remington stock?
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:31 PM
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The one give away is the 4-sided diamond sub inspection stamp...
https://i.postimg.cc/XJ8DDGQC/SC-Stock-marking.jpg
Not an expert, but at $560 it looks like a good deal....even with the wrong stock.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:41 PM
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Based on my search for an 03A3 this spring I think you will have to look far and wide to beat that price, assuming the bore is decent...
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:48 PM
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The bore upon inspection looks mirror bright and the rifling looks strong. Do you guys think that the Smith Corona stock is any kind of detractor from the value, especially long term?

Thanks a bunch! This is great news!

-Brennan
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:52 PM
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The bore upon inspection looks mirror bright and the rifling looks strong. Do you guys think that the Smith Corona stock is any kind of detractor from the value, especially long term?

Thanks a bunch! This is great news!

-Brennan
No, and could be used for trade bait if you locate a decent RA stock. For the money I doubt you could go wrong.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:30 PM
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Buy it now
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:33 PM
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Buy it now
I agree. I forgot, but the last ones CMP sold recently were $670+Tax. Yours look just as nice if not nicer than the last CMP 1903A3's....
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:46 PM
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$560 is a deal, offer $500 OTD
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