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VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior MemberPosts: 7,454 Senior Member


I dont recall I posted the final on this one. This was a bubba'ed 1903. Holes for a receiver peep, holes for a scope (off center) cut stock that was finished ok. I am thinking that someone got it and put a Lyman sight on it and redid the stock in the 50's, then grand bubba bores some holes in it for a scope mount.
I got it off of gun broker cheap, put the bbled action and parts I had, plus parts I accumulated for the project into a box and sent it to the CMP. It is now a replica M1941 and fun to shoot.

The scope is a Hi Lux Malcolm clone of a Unertl. The glass is good, the turrets.... not so much. I just had it at a match Sun where I shot a 94 at 300 and a 96 at 600 even with a 7 that I shot because I didnt pull the scope back. The spring wasnt used in the military, so it is not legal for the matches. I just found out that they make replacement turrets that are a lot more positive. I was having a hard time getting it dialed in at 300 and the 600 zero I got Sat afternoon that was a 10 at 12oclock shot low and right a 7 at 5oclock.

It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,090 Senior Member
    Great save....and I hate you, just a bit
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,890 Senior Member
    Nice!

    New turrets to come?
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,330 Senior Member
    Damned fine looking rifle 😍
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,930 Senior Member
    Very cool!! Me likee!
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,754 Senior Member
    Very nice; I dig those "saving" projects. Some will see them as financially senseless but I think that unless the gun is beyond a reasonable point of at least returning it to an "as issued" condition, why not? 
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,145 Senior Member
    Great save.  I have been thinking something like that for one in the safe, but that is so far beyond my skills
    Didnt think if sending it off
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,939 Senior Member
    That came out nice, Will you be replacing the spring to make it an eligible gun for matches?
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,861 Senior Member
    Great.  Chiro, I think the springs has to be removed the make it eligible.  I love the looks of that gun; USMC used them thru WW 2 and Korea, I believe.
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,454 Senior Member
    Yep, the spring has to come off. I still have it.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,454 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #11
    It was financially neutral, maybe, if the right person wanted to buy it. If one was to do it just to do it, well, I wanted a nicer rifle for the match and I plan to keep shooting the Vintage Sniper matchs for quite a few years. The action was not real expensive, and I was able to use a couple other parts from the donor. CMP put a new Criterion bbl on it and reparked the whole thing, did the stock relief and a real nice trigger job. I could sell the original 03 bbl that was on it to Numrich, it has decent rifling and looks pretty good. I had parts from 2 rebuilds, the sons 03, and a 1903AFaux that I built from a barreled action that was molested. Still not a money maker. It can never be a full restoration due to the extra holes in the action so it might as well be built for a match and have a cool factor. There is enough $ in it that killing a whole 1903 wouldnt be even close to a good idea. One that is already drilled and tapped you cant ever make it worth what it would be unmolested so might as well.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,454 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    Great.  Chiro, I think the springs has to be removed the make it eligible.  I love the looks of that gun; USMC used them thru WW 2 and Korea, I believe.

    Yep, USMC M1941. with a 8x scope
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,514 Senior Member
    Absolute lust. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Terrific bringing back an oldie!
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,386 Senior Member
    What's the source of the turret upgrades?  Faced with a similar/identical problem.
    WWJMBD?

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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,454 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #16
    Hi Lux. You have to buy, however rumor control says that if you have the serno from the scope you bought from them you get 100 off. https://hi-luxoptics.com/products/malcolm-8x-vintage-sniper-competition-mount I havent had the time to look further in to it, the info came from target point 5 while I was on 6 on Sun.
    Just a question, is yours not holding zero after adjustment?

    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
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