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    Springfield 03 scant stock question

    I have an unmodified and unmessed with Springfield '03 Scant stock. It has the S in the cutoff cutout. I am tempted to inlet it for the 03a3 handguard ring but hesitate for fear of reducing it's collector value or commtting some kinda bubba crime. I really don't know if it has any special value as is but I have an 03a3 I'd like to put it on. What do you think?

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    I picked up a few scant stocks here and there because I like them.
    Only one of them wasn't inlet for the handguard ring.
    So I wouldn't do it.

    I think if you ever wound up with a lot of 03's at some point or another.
    You probably would wish you hadn't.

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    The 1903A1 scant stock was manufactured starting in 1941 and I would consider it a collectors stock, I sold one for $250 with late handguard
    and it was stamped RIA and FK

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    The "S" stamp means made at Springfield. Not sure when, but well made. Not right for the 03-A3 and will not look right. Gun Parts Co. has wood for sale, try them.

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    To all--Thanks for the replies. I will leave it alone to live as originally intended! Salt Flat

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    found a photo

    My scant stock was "new" never had the front barrel band hole drilled and S in the cut off



    besides the RIA FK it had two P proofs too

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