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Un-Bubba'd 1903

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Raptor08, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Raptor08

    Raptor08 New Member

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    Recently I bought a Bubba'd 1903 for $100. I figured it would make a good project gun. Well I got it home and figured out just how much was wrong with it. I decided to see if I could undo some of the damage that was done. I have included some before photos. In one of the pictures you can see bailing twine that was used as a spacer on the front sling swivel and the high quality front action screw. I did the best I could with what I had. I know it's not perfect but I am pretty satisfied with the end result as you will see in my follow up posting.

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    Raptor08 New Member

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    UPDATE Un-Bubba'd 1903

    Here are the Updated photos of my Un-Bubba'd 1903. It's not perfect but it's mine.

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  3. pinecone70

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    Nice work! It looks so much better with traces of Bubba removed.
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    Very nice. Glad to see you get her back into some decent clothes. I bought one one time with the intention of putting her back in military trim, but made one mistake. I could help myself and took her to the range. Dang, this baby would stack 'em in one hole. I mean an unusually good shooter. So, to this day she still resides in my safe wearing her new sporty attire. And, she is one of my very favorites. So, I guess all is well. Not to mention, I already had one in full military dress and changes can still be made later, if so desired.

    But, it still makes me smile to see one restored in such a nice fashion as yours.

    Keith
  5. gdmoody

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    You did a great job of taking care of Bubba's fix!!
  6. Nicely done, Raptor, and the rifle in question was well worth the effort! :cool:
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    Thank You Gentlemen.
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