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Old April 16th, 2008, 01:49 AM
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Talking Remington 1903A3

My latest aquisition is a beauty. Serial #38xxxxx, barrel is stamped 8-43. Wood is great, bore is shiny, shoots like a Mauser but is more accurate with better sights. Put a nice repro sling on her, very impressive. Searching for a correct bayonet and stripper clips and bandolier. Bought some Lake City AP ammo, and 2k of that Greek stuff. May have to move some Mausers or get another safe.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 08:38 AM
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Default Re: Remington 1903A3

i have two remchester 1903a3's. one of them has become my favorite military match rifle.

did you get a 2-groove, 4-groove or 5-groove barrel?

shoots like a Mauser but is more accurate with better sights.

the british enfield is a battle rifle.
the german mauser is a hunting rifle.
the american springfield is a target rifle.

the fine front sight is conducive to accurate shooting and i find the rear aperture of the 1903a3 to be better for target work than the 1903 notch sight.

Put a nice repro sling on her,

i use the turner saddlery reproduction leather 1907 sling on mine. it's great for match work, although i think the the web garand sling makes an equally good position shooting target sling and it is equally historically correct.

i think you'll find the greek ammunition to be very consistent.

i got some brass stripper clips from: http://www.reesesurplus.com/miscellaneous.html

i also bought ww2 era steel strippers and a bandolier from another outfit for something like $5, but i forget the name of the company.

for match use, a pair of stainless steel stripper clips from champion's choice: http://www.champchoice.com/detail.php?item=STC10SS not cheap, but slick, fast and durable.

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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: Remington 1903A3

Where'd you get the ammo and how much? I've some greek 1973 ammo on strippers and in bandoleers I like to shoot in my 03A3 and M1 Garand.

Wouldn't mind some of the AP as well.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 01:11 AM
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Campy, It's a 5groove barrel. I also bought the Turner slings(got one for my new Garand w/new CMP Krieger barrel). I'll have to order those strippers. Seeking repro bayonet/scabbard.
ED4, I get all my ammo from James at SurplusAmmo.com. He has a ton of the Greek stuff. I get all my LakeCity stuff from a guy at one of our local gun shows. He always has AP stuff.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 07:43 AM
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i bought a reproduction 1905 bayonet from sportsmans guide: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/searc...k=1903+bayonet

it's a 'good' copy right down to the faked stamping info, but not a 'great' copy. it won't fool an experienced collector and being almost 100% and incomparable to the quality of my RIA, even i can spot it as a clone from 6' away.

i bought a reproduction 1910 scabbard/sheath from AEF supply: http://www.aefsupply.com/Equipment.htm

i see they are back ordered now, but this scabbard is a very well made copy of the original item. i couldn't be happier with this clone. supposedly, it is made in singapore. at least that is what one importer told me at knob creek a couple of years ago.

AEF's 'early type' 1905 bayonet is also a sought after item for re-enactors, but it has been on back order for over two years.

IMA also carries a 1910 scabbard: http://www.aefsupply.com/Equipment.htm

they also stock a copy of the 1905 scabbard:
http://www.ima-usa.com/product_info....oducts_id/1045

and m1942 16" garand bayonet clone: http://www.ima-usa.com/product_info.php/products_id/844

in addition to the 1905 bayonet:
http://www.ima-usa.com/product_info.php/products_id/842
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Old April 18th, 2008, 01:34 AM
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Icon41 Re: Remington 1903A3

Those are both good sites. Thanks. I have seen the bayo's from Sportsman's Guide in person. They look cool and are probably the right price. Thanks, Campy. I appreciate all your insight and knowledge.
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