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Beautiful 1943 Remington
Old 08-03-2019, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Beautiful 1943 Remington

I have a WW2 1943 Remington 03-A3 for review. Please let me know what you think! I really appreciate everyone's opinion.
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Old 08-03-2019, 05:24 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:30 PM   #3
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Appears to be original, and went through Ogden Arsenal at some time and received the OGEK mark. Doesn't mean that anything was done; just that it went through the facility.

The barrel, receiver, and safety should be phosphate (Parkerized), with all other parts being blued.

My slightly earlier original Remington.

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Old 08-03-2019, 06:34 PM   #4
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Stock has been oiled or something (looking at the wrong 03). The first one looks fine, must be a late 43. Many of these came out of the DCM back in the day.

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Old 08-03-2019, 10:08 PM   #5
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The early Remington 03-A3 stocks did not have the RA on them, but can be told from the Smith-Corona stocks by the square cut on the front lower band spring cut, and the Remington has a 7/16" circle on the P proof where the S-C had a 1/2" circle.

The Remington buttplate (stamped) was 1/16" checkered where the Smith-Corona was 3/16".
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:28 PM   #6
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Very nice 03-A3, entirely correct.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:15 AM   #7
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A beauly for show I would be happy to own!
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:34 AM   #8
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Stock has been oiled or something (looking at the wrong 03). The first one looks fine, must be a late 43. Many of these came out of the DCM back in the day.
I don't know which one you are talking about either, but the one I show came through the DCM, and other than cleaning up the grease is original.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:12 PM   #9
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Nice original looking 03.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:28 PM   #10
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Very nice indeed! Very sharp. Might have to replace the ones I had decades ago.
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