Originally Posted by armedandsafe
Those 03 and 03-A3 Pederson actions were very nice to use for build-up. Hell-for-stout and smooth as silk boxers. Grinding the follower was a very common thing and some of the early DCMP ones came from military armories already ground. I can't think of a commercial action I would prefer, unless it would be an FN Mauser of '50s era.
One correction Pops, if I may.
There were no 03A3's made with the ejection port for the Pederson Device. The 03's with that feature are called the Mark I, and are a bit rare, but not nearly as rare as the Pederson Device itself. The last I heard those were selling in the range of $20,000 to $ 25,000 each.
Your right though, '03 actions of any model are fantastic for building on. I've been saving an unused '03 barrel, still wrapped in the paper, waiting for a good action for rebuild.
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