+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 14 of 14

Thread: M1903a4 Restoration Project

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Contributing Member ssgross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Last On
    Today @ 09:59 AM
    Location
    Virginia Swamp
    Posts
    835
    Local Date
    10-19-2021
    Local Time
    10:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by champ0608 View Post
    I'd like to find the correct parts.
    The a4 I'm doing now, and the conversion I did last, were lucky enough to be older sporters and had their original Redfield Jr. bases on them. All I had to do was find split top rings. I found 2 sets of slit tops, one in 3/4 and another in 7/8. The rings were blued, and the bases had been blued too. An easy fix if I every decide to go original parkerized.
    Right now I only have repro scopes. but, with new wood, I don't see the point of springing for original glass.


  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    Manufacturer of various vintage rifle scopes for the 1903 such as our M73G4 (reproduction of the Weaver 330C) and Malcolm 8X Gen II (Unertl reproduction). Several of our scopes are used in the CMP Vintage Sniper competition on top of 1903 rifles.LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #12
    Member champ0608's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last On
    10-17-2021 @ 01:19 PM
    Location
    Arizona
    Age
    34
    Posts
    82
    Local Date
    10-19-2021
    Local Time
    07:42 AM
    Real Name
    Jamie
    Thread Starter
    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    The a4 I'm doing now, and the conversion I did last, were lucky enough to be older sporters and had their original Redfield Jr. bases on them.
    Very lucky indeed. I'm surprised how hard it is to find the original parkerized base, or even a commercial blued version from the time period with the same stamp and contours. Surprisingly difficult.

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #13
    Contributing Member ssgross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Last On
    Today @ 09:59 AM
    Location
    Virginia Swamp
    Posts
    835
    Local Date
    10-19-2021
    Local Time
    10:42 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by champ0608 View Post
    or even a commercial blued version from the time period with the same stamp and contours. Surprisingly difficult.
    They are all on rifles made up in the late 50's . Fortunate for me, many of them were neglected and abused, and being sold off now for cheap as relative scrap.
    Here is how the a3 I converted came to me...
    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread....l=1#post496214
    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread....l=1#post496244

  6. #14
    Member champ0608's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last On
    10-17-2021 @ 01:19 PM
    Location
    Arizona
    Age
    34
    Posts
    82
    Local Date
    10-19-2021
    Local Time
    07:42 AM
    Real Name
    Jamie
    Thread Starter
    I thought it would take me longer to get an M73b1 and an original Redfield Jr mount, but I just won this scope, original mount, and original rings on ebay. The auction had 34 watchers, so I bet some of you were following along. It wasn't cheap, but it looks like its in great shape, and its the first original mount I've seen anywhere, so for what I paid, and for what I have into the rifle, I think it was a bargain.


  7. Thank You to champ0608 For This Useful Post:


+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. '42 BSA No4 Mk1 restoration project
    By AT7WE2 in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-08-2019, 02:10 PM
  2. No.4 Mk1 (T) restoration project
    By peval65 in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 10-25-2015, 11:22 AM
  3. 1903A4 restoration project
    By Tahunua001 in forum M1903/1903A3/A4 Springfield Rifle
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-14-2012, 01:43 PM
  4. My NPM Restoration Project
    By Rustship in forum M1/M2 Carbine
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-29-2010, 05:40 PM
  5. Anyone Looking for a restoration project?
    By Lance in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-05-2010, 10:52 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts