US Smith-Corona 03A3 30-06 Rifle (4741492)
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This1943 Smith-Corona made Springfield 03A3 is in outstanding condition and does not appear to have been issued. The barrel appears to be un-fired. The original parkerising is in excellent condition and has extremely minor wear only. The woodwork has minor marks. Smith-Corona Only produced about 243,000 while Remington produced over 700,000 rifles of this model. In this condition, Smith-Corona 03A3 rifles are very uncommon.
Made in June 1943, this Smith-Corona made Springfield 03A3 is 100% original, and in outstanding condition. It does not appear to have been issued. The 1943 dated barrel appears to be un-fired. The original 1943 parkerising is in excellent condition and has extremely minor wear only. The woodwork has minor marks. The original manufacturers and acceptance marks on the woodwork are clear.
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 favour 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.
|Weight||3.9 Kg||8 lbs 10 oz|
|Magazine Capacity||5 Rounds|