US Remington 03A3 30-06 Rifle (3827585)

Availability: In stock


This Remington made Springfield 03A3 was made in 1943 and is in outstanding condition. The barrel appears to be unfired. The parkerising is in excellent condition and has extremely minor wear only. The woodwork has minor marks and damage from storage.

As with many of these rifles, there is a Government inspection mark on the stock (OG) which was placed there after the war.

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Although replaced as the standard infantry arm by the M1 Garand in 1937, the M1903 Springfield remained in service during the Second World War, as the US entered the war without sufficient M1 rifles to arm all troops. It also remained in service as a sniper rifle during World War II, the Korean War and even in the early stages of the Vietnam War.

During the Second World War Remington sought army approval for a continuously increasing number of changes and simplifications to both speed up manufacture and improve performance. The milled parts on the Remington M1903 were gradually replaced with stamped parts until the Army and Remington recognized that a new model name was appropriate, and M1903 production ceased in favor of the M1903A3. The most noticeable visual difference in the M1903A3 was the replacement of the barrel-mounted rear sight with a smaller, simpler aperture rear sight mounted on the rear of the receiver. In late 1942, Smith-Corona also began production of the M1903A3 at its plant in Syracuse, NY.