Help me figure out exactly what I've got! I've never had a Springfield 1903 so I finally bought one. I got a good deal on a sporterized one. I don't know anything about 1903, and wonder if I have a 1903A3. It only says 1903 on the receiver though. Made by Remington.
I cant find any markings on the barrel, and can't figure out if this is the original military barrel modifed or if someone screwed a new barrel on it. It has a Redfield peep sight, the receiver has not been drilled for a scope.
Also, seems I've heard some 1903's are dangerous to shoot full power modern loads in due to heat treat, can anyone tell me if mine is one of those?
I am kind of excited about it, even though the old stock is not too pretty. I shot a fair group with the peep sight at 100 yards, so I know it has potential!
Thanks for any 1903 knowledge you guys can pass on....