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#1 brad k

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:46 AM

this rifle belonged to a member of the 103rd field artillery of the 26th division, acording to his daughter it was his from the war. there are always big arguments on the gun forums about u.s. firearms being legit bring backs that make for some interesting reading. this rifle is from mid 1918 and is exactly the way it should be when it was first manufactured. I really like it and wanted to share it on the forum.

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#2 brad k

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:46 AM

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#3 brad k

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:47 AM

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#4 David D

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful rifle! Thanks for sharing

#5 Charlie Flick

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:03 PM

Great looking rifle.

 

The sling made by Ladew was interesting.  I believe that the maker was the Edward R. Ladew Company of NY.  It made a wide variety of leather products including the scabbards for the M1909 bolos made in WW1.

 

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#6 thorin6

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:38 PM

Great looking rifle.  As for "bring-backs" they are rare but happened.  I know a person whose father had one.  His father was a company commander in a National Guard division, and at war's end his soldiers took his M1903 apart and smuggled the rifle in pieces back to the United States.  Back in the states, the unit armorer put the rifle back together and they presented the rifle to their Company Commander at one of their early reunions.  I've seen the rifle and have no doubt about the story.



#7 phantomfixer

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:57 PM

Very nice 03...and sling great leather....

#8 The Meatcan

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:58 PM

Great rifle. Really dig the sling though ; don't see many in that sharp condition. You are lucky to have it.
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#9 Ronny67

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:57 PM

Really nice



#10 collector

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

Love those older '03s!



#11 Bigdibbs88

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

Nice!!

#12 sundance

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:01 PM

That is one beautiful 03.



#13 mb399579

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 10:37 AM

Hello,

Could you please show us the differents marking on the stock ?

Thanks

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 10:59 AM

Very desireable piece. Very few are found that have escaped post WW1 Arsenal rebuild and parkerizing. Yours appears to be as manufactured, with the correct blueing.


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