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    You have a mixmaster - the bolt is a Remington, the stock is a late Remington or early 1903A3; the trigger guard is stamped. The barrel and receiver MAY be the only original parts. The handguard may date from the WWI era.
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    Thanks Rick. So, being a mixmaster, does it still have value? Is it collectible? Would it be worth it to look for original parts? I certainly don't plan on selling it, but do you have any idea the value for insurance purposes? As you can see, I have lots of questions. Thanks for your help.

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    Pre-WWI M1903s are almost impossible to restore, unless you have a LOT of money, infinite patience and a garageful of parts. I could see restoring to a "generic" M1903 - find a grasping groove stock, a milled trigger guard, etc.

    I'd say, as is, maybe $400 parts value.
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    Thanks Rick. Guess I'll just put it in the gun safe.


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