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    Smith Corona

    I have been trying to buy a nice A303 for a while. Finally lucked in to one. She is a beauty. Going to get a good diet of cast Boolits

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    " If you cant do it with a 308 , you dont need to do it!

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    Yes Sir you have found a real beauty, it you change your mind And want to sell please look me up.
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    Cool.

    You should be happier than a dog with a new stick.

    I had a late production Remington. It did real well with cast.
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    Nice typewriter!
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    I didn't know they still made those. Looks new!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigslug View Post
    Nice typewriter!
    You just showed your age.
    That is a nice rifle. My late brother had a bubba'd Rem 03A3 with a two groove barrel. It would do 3 shots in 1.5" at 100 yards with hunting loads so we treated it to a Timney trigger and a Richard's "Old Classic" stock that was gorgeous. He gave it to a friend in New Mexico who passed and his widow sold it. I've always preferred Mausers but I liked that Springfield.

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    This gun looks new. Not sure if it's unissued or a rebuild. There is no wear on any of the metal parts. It's a 1944 with FJA inspectors mark in the wood. Whether it all original or not doesn't really matter. It's getting feed some Lead. I did order the longer tang screw from Brownells.
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    The receiver was made 1943 and the barrel is a 3/44 date.
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    Looks almost as good as mine! *LOL* Yup! I also have a looks like new SC. Shoots cast great!

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    You did REALLY well !

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    A little bit of bad news. The bolt is a Remington.......
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    Probably an arsenal re-build that was put back together and put on a rack. Still a good rifle if the headspace is correct.

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    I tend to agree that this one being a rebuild. I'm still very happy with it. I loose the history and character but I perfer a gun that is in excellent shape. Since the gun really has no value other than the sum of parts I may turn it into a A3 04 sniper rifle. I'm getting older and sights are harder to see....

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    The Springfield is too nice to shoot. Its all original with about 90% case hardning and 98% or better blueing. 1884 model made 1889
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    Nice rifle, even if it is a rebuild. I have a July 1943 03A3 SC in excellent condition. Its a beautiful rifle and a pleasure to shoot with moderate cast bullet loads.

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    The rebuild does not bother me. I'm a shooter not a collector. I have been wanting a sniper rifle for a while. This one would be a good one to use. I think it would be a lot of fun to use an old Weaver 4x to shoot 600yds
    " If you cant do it with a 308 , you dont need to do it!

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    Nice looking rifle. I have a early '42 Remington 03 and a Fall '44 Remington 03A3. Need to find an SC as well as RI and Springfield 03 to complete the 1903 family. The rear sight on the 03A3 had a spring come out and get lost so I have a NOS sight sitting on coffee table I need to replace it with. The Remington 03 looks nicer, but that rear sight just doesn't agree with my 52 yr old eyes. I have a NOE 311299 40 gr IMR 4350 load that works in Garands so will try it in the 03A3 when I get the sight replaced.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check