Jump to content

M1903A4 Rifle stock question?


Connor Bills
 Share

Recommended Posts

Connor Bills

Hey everyone. I’m interested in buying this rifle and I was wondering what yall think about it. Stock has no markings. Am I correct in understanding that replacement stocks were issued like this? I do not have my 1903 book. It’s in Nevada and I’m I California right now.  I’ll get more photos, but for now this is what I have. Thank you. 

image000000.jpeg

image000001.jpeg

image000002.jpeg

image000003.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Connor Bills

My buddy says there is a faint mark but can’t tell what it is. His first guess was a 1. But u believe it should be a S or K correct? He says there is definitely something there. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

iron bender

The rifle itself looks good to me, as far as I know. Correct scope set up, correct 03a4 receiver markings. Don't buy it on my opinion though. Hopefully one of the 'perts will come along and chime in. Good luck!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Connor Bills
12 minutes ago, iron bender said:

The rifle itself looks good to me, as far as I know. Correct scope set up, correct 03a4 receiver markings. Don't buy it on my opinion though. Hopefully one of the 'perts will come along and chime in. Good luck!

You think the stock has a chance? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Charlie Flick

Without checking my research materials first my recollection is that the scant stock is a replacement.  As it came out of the Remington factory the 03A4 rifle had a C stock with full pistol grip.  The absence of any apparent markings is further evidence that the current stock is a replacement.

 

Regards,

Charlie

Link to comment
Share on other sites

iron bender

I think it's impossible to tell. It's a really nice looking rig in my opinion. I'm to a point I judge GI guns by fit, finish and original parts. I want perfect wood to metal fit up (#1) and consistent original finish, regardless of the condition of the finish, and all parts to be original. I'd say most US martial firearms went through upgrades and refit since the beginning. I'm not saying the stock has a chance, but it is a WW2 era stock and fine for this rifle. I wouldn't be top auction price into this rifle for sure.

 

Take the above advice from Charlie. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Connor Bills

Given the photos, what would you think a decent price is. The stock is a replacement for sure and that was told to me by the owner. I just want to make sure it’s a legit replacement. So far, we think it is. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...