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    sedgley 1903 Sporter

    Found a Sedgley Sporter in not the best condition individual locally is needing to sell.

    Rifle has a cracked stock behind the receiver and what looks like vise marks on the barrel.

    Sedgley stamp on the top of the receiver, Sedgley cocking piece and that is what I have gleaned from the photos provided.
    Price is reasonable.

    Looking for any comments and if you think the rifle is salveagable.



    Thanks in advance
    leggett

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    Sedgley Sporter

    A Big OOPS I posted this in the wrong forum.

    Mr Moderator can you please move it to the 1903 forum.

    Leggett

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    Pretty rough indeed.
    Thatís not the original stock and I donít think the barrel is either.
    Itís not worth a whole lot...$400?

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    Thanks that is pretty much what I thought, just never have seen one except in the '03 books, he is asking $300.

    Leggett

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    Iíd probably buy it for $300. A nicer stock would work wonders on it.

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    I'd grab that in a NY minute!! Especially if the bore is decent. (Of course I'd try to get it for $250).

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    Question...Does the barrel have a date and letters indicating a contract. Those vise marks could be from a pipe fitter's that USMC used to rebarrel 03's with 1938-1942. Shame if that was a low serial number Marine '03 rifle to end up ignominiously buffed and rebuilt as a Sedgley. But I'd snatch it up if that's a USMC barrel, and give it some Semper Fi. But that's me...

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    Sedgley Sporter

    Inspected the rifle yesterday.
    From that it looked to me the only thing salvageable was the receiver & the bolt.

    Barrel only marking was C121

    Barrel dents were not typical of those posted for a USMC, more like a bubba bench vise.

    Failed head-space check on field gauge.

    Maybe wrong decision but more work required than I wanted to do so I passed on it.

    If El Woodman is interested it is listed on Tulsa Armslist.

    Thanks for everyone's input this forum as always has great members ready to help.

    Have a fantastic new year.

    Leggett71
    Last edited by Leggett71; 12-29-2019 at 09:16 AM. Reason: comment added

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    Sedgleyís arenít what Iíd call rare so I think you made the right choice.

    You can get a VERY nice one on GunBroker for $800 or so.
    I just sold one that had some side mount scope holes for $750.
    I bought the one in my collection from there for $900 and itís pretty dang close to perfect.

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    For reference, my Sedgley

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