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    Default Need help identifying this Bolt action rifle

    I took this gun in from someone needing money years ago. I'm think I remember him saying it was a 30.06. This guy was in Nam. The entire gun metal is O.D. green and has a very unique Bolt and bolt release. The safety is different as well. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    It is an M1903 Springfield. One that has been sporterized at some point. Noting the parkerized finish on the receiver it is probably an M1903 A3 action.
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    Thank you!

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    M1903A4 Modified at some point in its life
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    Yea...I've been digging through info and I think it's an A4. It's got the dove tail mount in the rear receiver. There's a redfield scope mount and a cheap SPI scope on it. Looks like someone modified the stock. I'm taking the scope off today to get a better look at the numbers. It has /SC then a proof stamp that looks like a bomb with flame coming out the top. Then 9 43 all stamped on the top end of the barrel. Two grooves where the front sight mount should be. There's a P stamped on the bottom side of the barrel at the end.

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    It still has original sling with the brass claws and sling mounts. Pretty ratty but it's all there

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    yes the stock is heavily modified. This is what it would have originally looked like.

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    I really like that original stock.

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    There it is! U.S. SMITH-CORONA MODEL 03-A3 , 4789730

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    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.

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