Re: Springfield 1903 30-06 What is its value??
That rifle is a Model 1903, not a Model 1903A3, and was made in 1920. At some point, probably during WWII, it was refinished by Parkerizing, and the stock replaced with a "scant" type WWII stock. Were it a 1920 rifle in original condtion, $900 would be a steal; as it is, and IMHO, it is worth around $400.
That rifle is not a "low number"; assuming it checks out for headspace, etc., it should be perfectly safe to fire.
The "carvings" might be inspection marks put on the stock when the rifle it was originally on was inspected at the Remington factory.
Last edited by Jim K; 12-09-2011 at 09:07 PM..