My Favorite Rifle !

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      Talking My Favorite Rifle !

      My old 1903A3 Springfield (Remington, 1943) This started in full military trim. I have been chastised for desecrating a very nice old "03" but guns do nothing for Me sitting in the safe. I own them to use them. I've actually had it for about 40 years, but I finished it about six years ago.
      This is what happens after 3 1/2 years work, & a lot of sweat, a little blood, a lot of machining, woodworking, polishing bluing, new parts, etc. At the time I wasn't too sure it was worth it all, but now, there isn't enough money to buy it. The straight grained French Walnut stock, started out life as a 2" X 10" X 5' board. I had an old friend, who has since passed away (at 88 Yrs. old) who did the machining on the barrel etc. It was a "lot"of work ! Everything is high polish blued, & the bolt is the high nickel steel, & just polished bright. I'd like to have the bolt engine turned, but don't know who does that type of finishing. The scope on it is just a 2 1/2 power Tasco compact, which is plenty, for where we hunt. The trigger is a Timney, set @ just under 2#, & very, very smooth & crisp. For Me, it's nearly perfect.
















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      I don't have a solution, but I admire your problem.

      Shoot often, Shoot straight, Be safe !

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      That looks nice. How does it shoot.

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      Looks like it was well worth the effort.

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      Fine job on that firearm. You should be proud.

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      Thumbs up Took a while !

      Quote Originally Posted by K Bob View Post
      That looks nice. How does it shoot.
      It took quite some time to figure out a load that both performed & was accurate with the 18" Bbl. I spent some time on the phone with "Sierra's" tec's. Finally settled on the 150 Gr. spitzer, & IMR-4895, & CCI primers. Just beautiful now.

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      What'd you leave the full stock for? You could ahve gone half-length, saved yourself a couple lbs of weight, and come out with a more handsome gun, too

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      Thumbs up A winner.

      Man that is a beauty for sure Mr 41Magnum. Sure would like to bench that a few rounds myself. You done yourself proud and good luck with it.

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      I have always liked full stocked rifles. That is beautiful! There is something about the cocking piece on the Springfield that makes it look like a "real" rifle.

      Thanks for showing us.

      Hairy

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      Sweet manlicher style stock!!!!

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      Looks nice man. Great looking rifle. If it shoots as good as it looks you got a real honey there.

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      The full stock is impressive.

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