Re: Springfield 03-A3 never fired?
Same thing I found here. Old codger came into the shop i was smithing for last year and sold an estate. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer and given 2 months so he was chippin away at his bucket list and needed the funds.
Among the threasures he brought in was the remington arms 03A3 in a C stock. I snatched it up and put my name on it. All numbers on it match on everything, date codes all match 9/43, not ever arsenal refurbed. Still covered in cosmo. Only thing crap about it was the ol timer scribed his DL # in the side of the reciever.. Dangit.. But its faint in the greenish parkerizing that covers the entire rifle. He said he bought it from the DCM many years back shortly after he discovered the existence of the DCM. And kept it hoarded away in his gun vault for 50ish years. It is one of my favorite rifles. It isnt everyday you get the priveledge to snatch up a new original 03A3
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!
Last edited by JLA; 10-07-2012 at 07:27 PM..