1903 Springfield

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  1. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat New Member

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    Found a 1903 Springfield on a rack today. Phenomenal condition - CMP Collector Grade per the dealer. The thing looked brand new. Asking $1,100. (Wow!) Is that a for real asking price? How would one know if the rifle is the real deal? (Its not a A3, its marked 1903 and it has the mag cut off.) Are they bringing those prices these days?
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!
    Here's what the Standard Catalog of Military Firearms says:

    Springfield M1903...

    1907 to 1921 Production (Ser. # 269000-1225000)

    Exc. - $3500
    V.G. - $2750

    1921-1929 Production (# 1200000-1280000)

    Exc. - $3000
    V.G. - $2250

    WWII Remington (#3000 - 3365000)

    Exc. - $400
    V.G. - $350
  3. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat New Member

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    I'll try and get a closer look at it. It is not marked Remington on the front ring - is that where I would find it?

    I'm worried that is "real" in terms of serial number, but its a refinish/restoration versus really in that good shape. The thing looks like its been well cared for on a rack since 1903.
  4. Unfortunately they are, 45. I would dearly love to have one, but I just can't see that much money for a military rifle. I could damn near buy a custom Mauser or Ruger African for that.
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    Back in the early 80s I "passed" on an 03 that somebody who answered my ad " 'Want to buy' Military guns" in a newspaper offered to me for $150...I had been seeing them at recent shows CHEAPER... :mad: :mad:


    That was the SECOND most stupidest thing I ever did in my life since I was 12...the FIRST was selling my DCM Garand with chamber tool, stock cleaning kit, bayonet, original 10 pocket WWII belt, and a bandolier of M2 ball for $475 in 1992.... :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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    45Smashemflat New Member

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    I guess I'm recalling the "good ol' days" when they had these and Mausers at Roses for something like $50 all stacked in a barrell. "Just go pick out the one you like best." They were doing that with Mosins and SKS's not all that long ago.
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