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Old war horse dressed up to play

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Been having issues with pasting with the mouse, and the "insert image icon" isn't cooperating....hope these come out ok!

This is a 1903 Springfield I found in a pawnshop for 3 bills......came with a Timney trigger. The sporter stock was cracked garbage, so I replaced it with a Boyd's walnut stock, and spent the better part of a month sanding/oiling/drying/sanding/oiling/drying.....you get the picture. Figured the ole girl should kinda go au natural in the old fashioned route but with a new dress.....no polyurethane or wax. Sights are Redfield peeps....action is Remington made in 1942...barrel is marked RA 11-43 with the ordnance mark.....there's also an XA57 on the barrel, and caliber is not stamped.....anyone have any idea what the XA57 means?

Took her to the range with MHS and grouped within 4"@ 100 yards. A month before hunting season started, I had her glass bedded and replaced the Boyd's recoil pad with one from Kick-eze.....and went to the range again on Veterans day for final sight-in. The first shot I pulled high 'cause the guy 3' to my left in the indoor range startled me with a 7mm remmag, and I was against the right wall, so I got a slap from his muzzle blast.....yeah, yeah, excuses, excuses :tooth: However, the next two shots made me a happy camper!

Doh! Forgot.....ammo is .30'06 Hornady Superformance 165 gr SST.







God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!


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