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    Hell yea.... I guess like anyone would, I got all excited reading up on the history. Got a little caught up in it. So the 03A3 Was a Late '43 gun. The bolt has R's on it twice. The scope is shot, but now the thoughts go to New Scope? New Stock? How much? Do I go back in time? Or just try and make a decent shooter out of it. I think a little time might tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamps6 View Post
    I like the fact that it was made by the typewriter company. My brother has a few different Garands that are made by different companies than gun companies. He has a Rock ol la, the juke box company. One by National Postal Meter, one by IBM and one from International Harvester.
    All US military M1 Garands were made by only four entities.

    SA (Springfield Armory)
    WRA (Winchester Repeating Arms)
    HRA (Harrington & Richardson Arms)
    IHC (International Harvester Co.)

    Many entities made M1 .30 Carbines, including Rock Ola, National Postal Meter & IBM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemanmg View Post
    Hell yea.... I guess like anyone would, I got all excited reading up on the history. Got a little caught up in it. So the 03A3 Was a Late '43 gun. The bolt has R's on it twice. The scope is shot, but now the thoughts go to New Scope? New Stock? How much? Do I go back in time? Or just try and make a decent shooter out of it. I think a little time might tell.

    You could put that back to original BUT it's been drilled and tapped so it's lost most of it's collector value. These are probably one of the most sporterized military guns out there. I have one and love it but i want an original too. You can buy stocks, sights, bands etc but by the time you buy all the parts you need you would be further ahead to buy a unmolested version. Depending on maker and condition they can be readily found in the $800-1000 or so range for a decent shooter. You will also see many into the thousands that are numbers matching, certain minor variations, guns that have some sort of provenience etc. but the plain jane shooters are still fairly reasonable if you look around.
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    What type of Scope is that?

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