Trapper L said:I couldn't tell from the pics but does the stock have all of the cartouge marks? How about proof marks on the action and barrel? What's the date on the barrel and serial number range on the action? I have been known to be a collector of 03 Springfields and have quite a few of them. Some are pretty rare such as an 03 carbine with a 16" barrel. These were only issued in small quantities for the Phiilipine invasion to see how the shorter barrel performed in tight quarters. They have been reviewed in the NRA mag. many years ago. Mine was in cosmoline when I got it. Yours looks to be real clean but don't take it as fact that it is a rebuild unless you that for fact. I got a couple from CMP a few years back that were unissued Smith Coronas. I also got an unissued Garand Sniper complete with correct scope and mounts that has Winchesters name all over it from them. There are an occasional unissued rifles out there.
whompuss said:There's nothing wrong with a referb or pieced rifle, shoots just as good.