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Old 10-11-2012, 07:51 AM
BigBuckeye BigBuckeye is offline
 
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Default I want one....help

I have been looking at these in the North store for years wondering what you do with them, and after seeing this forum.....I want one!

However, the gun smithing involved is way over my head. Can someone recommend a smith that could set up the device for a scope? I can handle the stock.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:55 AM
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I'n not sure why you want to spend money for a gunsmith.
These finely crafted guns were designed to test 7.62x51mm ammunition and they need no modifications to do that.
Granted, they have no gun sight and they only a pistol grip stock but read through this forum and I think you will find a scope mount that will work with the 1903-A3 receiver provided and no modifications required.
And I believe you would get very good results just resting the barrel at any point on a rifle rest like a $30-$40 Caldwell and shoot it like a pistol.
Even though the barrel will not be free floating I think it will still perform very well.
The massive weight (12 pounds) will certainly minimize the recoil.
So jump in and get your feet wet and let us know what you think.
You will need NATO (+) head stamped ammunition but you can make your own too using a 308 small base sizing die.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:25 AM
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I thought you needed to tap the front of the receiver area for the scope mount?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:45 AM
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I am planning on using these scope mounts and avoid the whole issue of tapping/ruining/history

http://www.scopemounts.com/index.html?main.html
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:12 PM
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Can't wait to see that completed...please post pics
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:11 PM
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Default M1903-A1 Springfield Rear Ladder Sight Instructions

I just took delivery of a reconditioned CMP M1903-A1 Springfield through Creedmoor Sports. This rifle is in excellent condition with a new stock, new barrel, and original ladder rear sight.
I am a traditionalist, preferring the older wooden stock type service rifles, which is why adding the M1903 finishes my collection which includes the M1 Garand, and M1A. All three are from Springfield Armory.
However, use of the ladder sight is new to me. Does anyone have instructions for use of the ladder sight in .pdf format that I can obtain?
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