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1903a3 smith corona springfield

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by xm193, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    I have been looking for a 1903a3 in this condition for 25 years for the right money. Bought it for 150$ it holds 1moa . im so happy
     
  2. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Ok? Pics?
     
  3. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Pics or GTFO...
     
  4. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. You know pics are now required or we will give you a hard time until you post em up.
     
  5. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    i will post later today ........
     
  6. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    here it is camera phone sorry, barrel is about 80% good strong rifling and good crown shoots like a dream

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  7. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    RIGHT ON!
     
  8. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Looks like a keeper! Congrats on the purchase, 1903s are great rifles/great pieces of history.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A Smith Corona 03-A3 is one of 2-3 firearms I had to sell off over the years to pay some bill that I really really regret loosing. The other was a tack driver Ruger M77R in 22-250 with one of the first RAM line synth stocks
     
  10. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    A Smith Corona 03-A3 is one of 2-3 firearms I had to sell off over the years to pay some bill that I really really regret loosing. The other was a tack driver Ruger M77R in 22-250 with one of the first RAM line synth stocks[/QUOTE]

    I always had something i needed to spend my money on as well the gun and the price were their at the same time, guy had it in his house since 1954.... I never knew this guy had any guns at all used to feed the birds every day...beware quiet old men!
     
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  11. lonegunman

    lonegunman Eastern Washington Active Member

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    Why grease it down with tru-oil? You could rub a little tung oil on the stock and keep the finish closer to original. That was a smoking price for an 03A3 in decent condition.
     
  12. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    ??
     
  13. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    You should be ashamed of yourself, only paying that much for the rifle...go back and give the old guy more! LOL!!

    Seriously, that is a gem of a rifle, one of my dream purchases.... I'd love an 03A3, an M1 and a 1911A1...but not necessarily in that order. Just have to sell the kids off for medical experiments...
     
  14. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Presumably it means pics or Get The F(bubblegum) Out. S(bubblegum) or get off the pot would also have been appropriate.

    Nice rifle, Sir, and for a super price too!

    Keith
     
  15. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Keith, I got all that before I posted. Im just saying, "GTFO"?
     
  16. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I got ya.

    Keith (Call me 'Dense')
     
  17. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    i bought this rifle with full knowledge of how much this rifle was worth ,The owner 83 years old wanted another vet to get it and take care of it like he did! i have shot American eagle thru it and its true. I will pass it on to another vet when my time comes