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Remington Model 1903A4 Sniper Rifle


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6/43 barrel & 7/43 receiver. Early block with USGI stock with cartouches. Went though the RAI in 1951..M84 put on at that time.Scope harder to find Leupold/Stevens.Has five sub-contractor stamping's along with FJA, circled P, RIA/EB. No K in the cutout.Serial number 3418xxx..

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Very Nice, Always wanted an 03a4.

. When you turn the rifle over. On the underside of the barrel there will be a proof "P" stamped about and inch forward of the end of the stock. About an inch or inch and a half behind the muzzle there will be a punch mark under the parkerizing. All 1903A4 will have these stampings. I was very lucky to have the original stock which was lightly sanded and refinished at RIA.. The FJA on the stock only the JA is left. All five sub-contrator stamps are present along with the RAI/EB and the 7/16" circled P on the bottom of the pistol grip. Scope mount bases are marked "REDFIELD" on the right rear corner.

 

 

Yes these are nice to have. Mine came from the second owner who had it for about 40 years. He never shot it nor will I!

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prestoncohunter

Very nice piece, however I would have to take it to the range on a nice day just to punch some paper or ring some steel.

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Very nice piece, however I would have to take it to the range on a nice day just to punch some paper or ring some steel.

 

My Son want me to zero in the scope! I will have to think about that one. Even though I got a great deal on this 1903A4, it still was not cheap to purchase!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice pics and rifles. I would hesitate to fire any collectible firearm. If something breaks, and you have to replace a piece, it isn't original after that.

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prestoncohunter

Respectfully disagree on not firing. These were built as combat weapons to survive those conditions the occasional trip to the range shouldn't harm them. If a firing pin or spring would break those were field repairable items which I wouldn't see as a problem, now a barrel, trigger, stock, etc I agree 100%

 

Of course I'm not into "safe queens" any gun I have will be taken to the range or the field. I have shot my German FN1922 made in 1941 as well some others over 100 years old with no issues. Of course they are then given a good cleaning as well.

 

But to each there own, I certainly respect the person who chooses not to shoot a show piece.

 

Sorry for the side track, it's a beautiful piece and one that I am hoping to find someday.

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It was my opinion only and what I do.

 

Respectfully disagree on not firing. These were built as combat weapons to survive those conditions the occasional trip to the range shouldn't harm them. If a firing pin or spring would break those were field repairable items which I wouldn't see as a problem, now a barrel, trigger, stock, etc I agree 100%

 

Of course I'm not into "safe queens" any gun I have will be taken to the range or the field. I have shot my German FN1922 made in 1941 as well some others over 100 years old with no issues. Of course they are then given a good cleaning as well.

 

But to each there own, I certainly respect the person who chooses not to shoot a show piece.

 

Sorry for the side track, it's a beautiful piece and one that I am hoping to find someday.

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If you guys are way into these bolt action (and later semi-auto) sniper/designated marksman rifles, you need to check out www.m40rifle.com

 

I'm a member over there as well- currently waiting for my M40A-1 to be built.

 

And I agree a rifle is made to be fired. I seriously doubt you will break going to the range what the scouts or DM's couldn't break on these rifles.

 

By the way, that is an interesting scope. I only recall the Unertl scopes on the 1903's (but I'm not expert on those). There is a dedicated section to the 1903's at M40 too.

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If you guys are way into these bolt action (and later semi-auto) sniper/designated marksman rifles, you need to check out www.m40rifle.com

 

I'm a member over there as well- currently waiting for my M40A-1 to be built.

 

And I agree a rifle is made to be fired. I seriously doubt you will break going to the range what the scouts or DM's couldn't break on these rifles.

 

By the way, that is an interesting scope. I only recall the Unertl scopes on the 1903's (but I'm not expert on those). There is a dedicated section to the 1903's at M40 too.

 

M84 came out in 1945. Used on the Mi Garand and 1903A4's.1903A4 with the M84 scope were used during the Korean War and early Nam.

Scopes used by the 1903A4: Weaver Commercial scopes rushed into service early 1943 Then the Weaver 330C (M73B1 M8), then the M81, M82 Alaskan Lyman Co., 1945 M84.

 

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I shoot all my rifles and muskets, I don't buy them to hang on the wall. I see no harm in shooting them, that's like buying a Winchester commemorative too leave in the box? You cant give them away now. I see them at all the shows. Dust collectors. JMO. I'm sure you have yours...LOL

By the way it is a nice rifle!

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Charlie Flick

That's a very handsome example. I like those M84 scopes.

 

My own M1903A4 rifle has the Weaver M73-B1 scope mounted on it.

 

Regards,

Charlie

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doyler, yours is made by Libbey Owens-ford glass Co. You can tell by the white border around the serial number. Leupold/Stevens had no border around the serial number. Only these two companies made the M84 scopes. Leupold/Stevens made very few of them. Nice 1903A4!

 

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Mine is about 400 digits off your's spagg. I have 3419099.

 

Wow, that sure close.Go ahead a post some photos if you like. Love to see it.

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