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Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:31:05 am »
I found a big brother for my remilitarized Springfield carbine. It was a sporterized Mk1 from 1919 with a 1933 bbl. it does have 3 scope mount holes on the left side that will need to be addressed. The stock has no marks. I milled the grasping grooves on both stocks. I didn?t do much to this stock only went over it with some bronze wool and many coats of birchwood caseys military red stain and a couple coats of truoil.  It?s together but not done as it needs some Mk1 parts, a blued upper bbl band and a few bits of pieces. The kerr sling is original.

The bright screw on the carbine buttplate in the photo made me take it back out of the safe and look. Polished it but never blued, duh. It?s blued now.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2020, 08:23:52 am by Baltimore Ed »
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 04:04:25 pm »
nice job ...love these bolt guns
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 04:21:18 pm »
Got my Mk1 cutoff today and built a Mk1 looking spindle out of a tang screw from my Marlin parts box. Bluing it tonight.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 07:23:54 pm »
Cutoff done.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 08:23:38 am by Baltimore Ed »
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 03:47:17 pm »
good job.... stock looks real good too
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 04:13:30 pm »
Very nice!  I've got one built in 1911 myself.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 06:26:30 pm »
I freely admit Mil-surp Bolts guns are like potato chips ....having just one is nearly imposable

The Krag & American Mausers top my favorite list.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 08:26:13 pm »
I agree, I?ve got 3 Krags and 3 Springfields now. One of my Springfields is a 1922 M2, a dead on sweetheart but you better eat your Wheaties because as McCartney sings... ?shes so heavy?.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2020, 02:15:25 pm »
Made it into a tacticool rifle today with the 11+1 extended 1903 mag that Numrich sells. Supposed to only hold ten rds. Now I?ll be competitive with the Enfield guys at our next club BAMM. Doesn?t look too off the wall. The 1903 air service rifle magazines look ridiculous though. It fed all eleven just fine. It was a little hard to put on and I had to remove the trigger guard to get it on but the catch on this rifle is difficult and the flat floorplate is hard to put on. I?ll try shooting it some more this weekend when it warms up.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2020, 03:33:32 pm »
Moved the extended mag to the carbine. Looks better imo. Heres a family portrait. Mk1, carbine and my 1922M2.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2020, 04:39:14 pm »
I need to do a photo like that 

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