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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    You know the band spring lives in there...
    Now I do and is the same on my 1903-A3 stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Nice clean looking rifle, is that an '03A3 stock? Cut for the handguard ring?
    It's a WWII C-stock and, yes, it has the cut for the handguard ring to be used on the 1903A4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR View Post
    It's a WWII C-stock and, yes, it has the cut for the handguard ring to be used on the 1903A4.

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    My bad ... scant stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAR View Post
    scant stock
    Yes, not a "C". I think those look great, these not so much.
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    Not a "few" were bad. Actually production was quite consistent and almost all were over-heated in the Forge House. Use moderate hand loads with new brass. Good luck.

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    Far as price goes, that serial number is a swift kick to the groin. On low number actions as long as the rest of the rifle is period correct they have collector value and can fetch a decent price. Not the case with yours when it's a mix matched rifle on top of a LN receiver. In your case it's only worth what the parts are worth and in those regards odds are greater it was not an arsenal product, specially with no arsenal marks on the stock (which itself could have been changed too). Not saying it's not arsenal built but to this day NOS HS barrels are still on the market so anyone could have built this rifle, does it have a Hatcher hole?
    The stock does have provision for A3 HG retaining ring but could would need to see pics of the left side to tell manufacturer? I guess while I'm delivering bad news... it was Steve McQueen and I too like that movie, love the shots of them/ him using the 03. I like the fact that despite Hollywood's usual shortcuts he actually uses the rifle correctly, flipping the sight up and adjusting to take the shot on Po-Han.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy A View Post
    I like the fact that despite Hollywood's usual shortcuts he actually uses the rifle correctly, flipping the sight up and adjusting to take the shot on Po-Han.
    AND THEN THREW IT IN THE BLOODY RIVER .... Oh, the agony, the pain !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy A View Post
    he actually uses the rifle correctly, flipping the sight up and adjusting to take the shot on Po-Han.
    I liked the BAR scenes better...
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy A View Post
    it was Steve McQueen and I too like that movie
    Oh yeh, I was wondering if someone would catch that! Good job. Now I know that I'm not the only one who was a fan! LoL Glad I only paid $225 for this miserable piece of of parts on a knawed out log! Guy said he carried it around all day, at the gun show, and was tired and wanted to go home. He's happy, I'm happy so all is good in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LX Kid View Post
    Glad I only paid $225 for this miserable piece of of parts on a knawed out log! .
    At that price, the cash would have given me friction burns from flying out of my hands so fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    At that price, the cash would have given me friction burns from flying out of my hands so fast!
    Funny you should say that cause I only had $30 in my pocket and I was flying around the show, getting wind friction, begging people to loan me $200. Fortunately I found a friend that loaned it to me and I gave it back the next day!
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