Bob Owens

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The wife is out of town, so here’s my current object of lust

Written By: Bob - Sep• 14•12

It’s a Gibbs Rifle Company rebuild of the Smith-Corona 1903-A3 (photo via AIM Surplus).

The receivers came from old drill rifles, and are restorations. I’ve seen kudos and bitching both about the rifle on message boards, but what matters to me is the reputation I’ve heard of them as shooters.

I don’t own safe queens.

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  1. LC Scotty says:

    I’ve long wondered why no one makes a modern analog of this rifle. Chambered in 7.62 NATO, synthetic stock, 10 round box magazine, A3/Garand/M1A style sights.

  2. Check out Gunbroker. There are a number of S-C 1903A3’s there. You may be able to get one cheaper, with real cartouches on the stock, and not a rebuild.

    For example:

  3. John Jacobs says:

    Lovely, went to their website and was disappointed to see they no longer sell the Lee-Enfield MK V Jungle Carbine, that’s a beaut…

  4. 1903A3 says:

    1942 Remington 1903A3. All original,shoots great,thats my “MULE”

  5. Firehand says:

    Fine-shooting rifles. And if you handload, you can use cast bullets to make light practice loads; and get pretty damn good accuracy from them.