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Posted: 9/12/2005 8:21:32 PM EDT
Don't get me wrong, I love garands, they are fine peices of craftsmanship. But of the WWII rifles, I fancy the k98 and the 1903a3.

Are they any companies that make 1903 rifles brand new? I don't feel comfortable buying a used one from WWII..
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:24:59 PM EDT
Do it, man. You will never regret it.

I have two originals, and three parts puppies that I rescued from "bubba's" handiwork.

Keep your eyes open, and you can find these rifles in outstanding condition.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:25:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By w4klr:
Don't get me wrong, I love garands, they are fine peices of craftsmanship. But of the WWII rifles, I fancy the k98 and the 1903a3.

Are they any companies that make 1903 rifles brand new? I don't feel comfortable buying a used one from WWII..



the CMP ones are in very good shape.

you should worry about it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 10:09:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 10:12:08 PM EDT by Sheldon]
I got a Remington 1903A3 from the CMP earlier this year. It got a nice Greek black refinish with some pretty beat up wood. I refinished the stock after steaming the dents and sanding it. There were no cartouches on this stock so I didn't feel bad about sanding it.

A friend of mine got one a couple weeks ago and got a real beauty. It had the nicer grey/green park and nice cartouched wood. Makes me want to try for another.

I believe the 1903A3 rifles are Greek returns and a lot were reparked before being stored and returned to us. I get the impression the 1903 rifles are rougher in shape......not sure if they were from the Greek returns.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 10:44:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JBowles:


the CMP ones are in very good shape.

you should worry about it.




snicker


Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:57:38 PM EDT
Dont worry about it...

I have a couple, they are tuff little battle rifles, and have been through more beating than you will ever give them.
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