1903 parts lot.

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1903 parts lot.

Postby Calfed » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:53 pm

I recently won this parts lot at an on-line estate auction.

The 1903 barrel was described as a "Springfield Armory dated 4-42 barrel for a 1903 Springfield rifle" with an excellent bore.
The stock was described as a "GI-issue walnut stock and upper handguard for an 03-A3 bolt action rifle" with "light dents and dings and "oil staining and professional military type repair".

I notice that the stock is a "pin" type rather than having cross bolts and wonder if that will be a problem in terms of stock cracking. If so, is there anything to be done to minimize it? Also, I have several 03A3's that are in sporter stocks and need a military type stock like this one. What is the time period that the "pin type" stocks were used?

The Mauser is a .308 with a 24" barrel that apparently fits the Maple sporter stock shown. It appears to have a Timney trigger.
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Re: 1903 parts lot.

Postby oldironsights » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:29 pm

I believe the pins were substitutes for the more expensive crossbolts during wartime production.
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