Author Topic: M1917 and 1903A3 for sale / (M1903A3 sale pending)  (Read 177 times)

Offline hogfamily

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M1917 and 1903A3 for sale / (M1903A3 sale pending)
« on: August 30, 2020, 09:55:39 PM »
In my quest for a 1903 I recently went to Anniston Alabama and the CMP South Store and TMP Store.

In addition to a 1903 I purchased an Eddystone M1917 and a Smith Corona M1903A3. (I already have one of each)

I know that it is difficult, (and expensive),  for Alaska folks to get to AL and the CMP stores and quality bolt action WW1 and WW2 rifles are hard to find in AK I am making both available to AK Appleseed folks before I put them on consignment at GNG.

For AK AS folks I am only asking just a little over what I paid for them.

Most all bolt action rifles that the CMP is currently selling are from Veteran organizations that the CMP had loaned the rifles to for parades and Veteran funeral salutes. The rifles have been returned to the CMP in trade for M1 Garands or the Veteran orgs. no longer have a use for rifles.

The CMP has a very limited supply of these bolt guns. Once they are sold it is very unlikely there will be many more. (Unless an unknown supply is discovered somewhere. very unlikely).

The rifles have been inspected by CMP armors and are 100% functional and safe to shoot. Three of my boys and I have shot them and they functioned flawlessly. Even with my poor eyes I rang the 20"X20" steel at 200yds every shot at the USSA range.

I picked out the rifles with the assistance of Mr. John Beard. He re-inspected the rifles and gave his approval. Mr. Beard is THE WW1 / WW2 era bolt action rifle expert. He is a volunteer bolt action armorer for the CMP.

They are in great condition. Prior to shooting I cleaned the rifles removing all the Cosmoline and old grease / oil. I then properly oiled and greased the rifles. The stocks were coated with a shiny finish and I gently removed the finish and gunk and refinished the stocks with 3 coats of hand rubbed 100% Tung oil. The stocks are now as they would have been when the rifles were issued to soldiers.

Both rifles are 30.06.

Each has a CMP hard case included.

Eddystone M1917, (CMP Service Grade), manufactured in 1918. A few minor parts are not Eddystone. This rifle may have seen action in WW1.    $800.00











SOLD (pending inspection)Smith Corona M1903A3, (CMP Field Grade), manufactured in 1943? Possibility '44. A few minor parts are not SC. This rifle may have seen action in WW2.   $750









The tag says dark bore. With a couple dozen passes with a bore brush and patches it is now a bright bore.

If interested in either or both please send me a PM.
They will be going to GNG on consignment in about a week
« Last Edit: September 04, 2020, 12:50:08 PM by hogfamily »
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Re: M1917 and 1903A3 for sale
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 02:24:03 AM »
Beautiful
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Re: M1917 and 1903A3 for sale
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 02:10:55 AM »
Good lord I need some spending cash right about now
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Re: M1917 and 1903A3 for sale
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 05:11:34 PM »
For all of you that inquired by PM, (OK, it was only one),  if I found my M1903.

Yes, yes I did.

Here is a link to a post I did about it on the CMP forums.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=268412
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Re: M1917 and 1903A3 for sale / (M1903A3 sale pending)
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 10:44:03 AM »
Nice looking rifles.  I'd like to get to Anniston myself someday.

I once had a 1917 (a Remington). It had been sporterized by someone who knew a thing or two. Still in 30-06 it had a fajen stock and shilen barrel. It'd cut clover leafs at 100 yards.

Sold it off when I needed cash.  Wish I had it back.

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