Difference Between M1903 and M1903A3

Discussion in 'Military Style' started by thumper723, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. The M1903

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  2. The M1903A3

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  3. Duh, buy both!

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  4. Don't get either!

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  5. Buy an M1917

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  1. thumper723

    thumper723 Guest

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    What are the the differences in these rifles, and which one would you get given the same price for equal condition.

    I am thinking of getting one from the CMP http://www.odcmp.com

    Both are chambered in .30-06, and have the same throat and muzzle erosion.

    Another dumb question, how bad of wear is a "3" on a muzzle or throat gauge?

    I am looking at getting one, since they are a historical firearm that I can obtain on a budget, which shoots common ammo, and I can do some target shooting/hunting with.
     

  2. john humphries

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    The sights are better on the 1893 A3 and there is little or no difference in accuracy. Buy the 1903 A3.
     
  3. thumper723

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    Thank you all for the opinions. I just found out my grandfather had used a sniper variant in WWII, found an old picture in a box of his stuff that had a pic of him with a 1903 variant with a scope.

    Now I have another reason to get one!