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Posted: 11/18/2001 7:17:20 PM EDT
Does anyone have info about gunsmiths who specialize in refurbish/sporterize Springfield 03A3's? TIA, Dennis
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 5:42:38 AM EDT
"Sporterize" used in this context is a sacrilege! Buy a Remington or Winchester bolt gun if you want a sporting firearm.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 8:06:22 AM EDT
Please, do not destroy that 03A3. If you really want a sporter type gun, sell the 03 an buy a modern rifle.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 8:18:25 AM EDT
Sporterizing was for when these rifles were plentiful and sold for $11.00. Don't do it. You can get a Savage 110 .30-06 with a scope and sling for under $400.00 retail.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:19:26 AM EDT
Gentlemen, I appreciate your insight and comments, particularly to the traditional configuration of the rifle. It may be a case of semantics with my previous post, and my intention was misconscrued - the Springfield needs more of a "tune-up" and parts than "sporterizing." I was looking for a gunsmith who was familiar with the workings of the O3A3. Thanks, Dennis
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 10:49:05 AM EDT
Oh, in that case, wheeeewwww.

The Springfield has been around forever, 98 years, and you list yourself as from Arizona. I would think there should be someone local, or in AZ, that can do what you need.

You can also ask over at the Jouster board. They are ole' time battle rifle dudes there.


http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/03/03config.pl?

Link Posted: 11/19/2001 11:04:50 AM EDT
Since it's based on the Mauser any Mauser mechanic should be able to help.
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