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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.
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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.
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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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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2020, 11:38:32 am »
My current project, a duffle cut ?c? stock for new 03 build after heavy stripping, touch up on 4 patches that appeared after stripping and multiple coats of BC rusty stain. One on the toe, heel and 2 on the forarm.  I?m hoping that they blend in some more after I truoil it. Still waiting for the donor 1903 sporter to arrive. Then I can fix the cut.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2020, 09:17:03 am »
Still getting the run around from the guy that I bought my 1903 sporter donor for this build from. The only emails I?ve gotten are the GB generated ones. It?s been 2 weeks since I bought the rifle and mailed him a mo, allowing 3-4 days snail mail he should have shipped a week ago. Went on line and looked the guy up and evidently he is a flake and so-so gunsmith but has been selling on GB for a while. Called last week and talked to Hank [I guess] and again on Monday and spoke to Tyler who said my rifle was there next to packing stuff on the bench but he didn?t know about my ffl guy had been contacted so I emailed the info to him again. I?ll call him today. Just called and spoke to Tyler who will call me back today after talking to Hank. The shop is changing hands so I hope my 03 doesn?t get caught up in all that drama. Been there once before. Years ago I had an AR .45 at a class 3 smith to get it built into a side charger sbr and after a year, 2 shop locations and a new owner I got my rifle back with no work done and parts missing. The new owner reimbursed me generously for my lost parts and I built my own sbr.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2020, 05:31:09 am »
I hate that for you Ed  Hope it works out positive.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2020, 12:03:24 pm »
Just talked to the gunsmith dude, my rifle is supposed to ship today. Sure hope so, we?ll see. Stumbled up on a nice guy on the .22 forum that has a repaired m2 stock and a m2 stock tip that his dad had that he wants to get rid of.  More decisions on which way to go. Hopefully all my goodies will be in by the end of the week. Also have a 1903 GI target rifle coarse checkered buttplate [not the checkered NRA buttplate] coming in too. Turning into an expensive reasonable facsimile but still cheaper than the real deal. It?s only money.
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2020, 12:37:56 pm »
yeah ...only money   ;)

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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2020, 06:30:04 pm »
Nice work, Ed!   :D
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Re: Another 1903 Springfield remilitarized
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2020, 10:13:20 pm »
In my ongoing search through the parts boxes (somewhere there is a buttstock for a Savage 99 SRC), I've found almost enough pieces-parts to build about 1.75 Springfields.  Unfortunately, the barrel on the MkII has been turned, I've no rear sights, and the spare stock is a WWII scant stock. 

And no magazine springs.  No idea how that happened. 

I think the MkII is going to wind up in a repro NRA sporter stock wearing Lyman sights, and the WWII O3 (not O3A3) and other parts will get put away in case I want to part together a Springfield in my dotage. 
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