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BigEd63 01-10-2022 07:36 PM

Competition Legalities of a Drilled and Tapped 1903A3?
 
A couple of years ago I bought and have been "un-bubbaing" a Remington 1903-A3.
The biggest issue is that as the title says is it being drilled and tapped.
Questions:
1. Is it a totally lost cause for competition use?
2. Is just installing plug screws with a high strength/heat adhesive smoothing out refinishing good enough?
3. If No to #2 would filling in the holes with either a proper welder and re heat treat and finish work?
4. Or make a 1903-A4 wannabe out of it?
Or...???

mwf203 01-10-2022 08:02 PM

It's fine. Provides no advantage so they won't say anything.

USriflecal30 01-11-2022 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mwf203 (Post 2105899)
It's fine. Provides no advantage so they won't say anything.

That's right. I've seen M1903A4 used in Springfield matches, no scope obv..

navyrifleman 01-12-2022 02:24 PM

Since your rifle is already drilled and tapped, I would suggest only putting flush screws in the holes if you want to "restore" the rifle to an "as issued" condition for use in matches. This way you would have the option later of adding a scope to it.

Drilling and tapping alone should not cause the rifle to be disqualified for the type of matches you want to shoot in.

BigEd63 01-14-2022 12:04 PM

Thanks for all the comments/feedback.
Now on to getting it fitted with a better stock. Believe it or not she's shooting fairly decently with irons and PPU FMJ while in a drill rifle stock. I'll go and invest in either an original or replacement wood stock fairly soon.


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