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Thread: Springfield '03 find

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    Default Springfield '03 find

    Last Fall (WAY before this foolish "Safe Act" Law was forced on us in NY) I was contacted by an Antique Dealer who was cleaning out an Estate. He had this 03 and (of course) had researched it online and decided what it was worth.
    The Internet makes them all experts right ?

    It was nice and a Rock Island 1908 with the orig Barrel
    The Bluing is rough but , the main problem was some sort of heat damage to the front of the stock ...almost as if it had been leaning up against a hot pipe or above a Fireplace or something.
    What a shame ...but still an untouched example so , the "negotiations" began.
    I ended up paying $500 (with a Bayonet)
    I'm not an '03 collector but , just couldn't pass it up.
    Hope you like it
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    "If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. "
    -Winston Churchill-

    "Do we really need 'Smart Bombs' to drop on these Dumb Bastards ? "
    -PFC Snuffy Smith-

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    Nicely done. Heck, in some places, the bayonet is worth half the sales price.

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    did you push the guy down and take his lunch money too?
    Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum

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    I hope you kissed him when you finished.
    Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet.

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    Beautiful '03. Nice cartouches and 1908 no less. Congratulations.

    I guess now if you find a rifle at a garage sale you go to jail if you buy it (in NY/Nazi York) unless you drag the guy down to your local FFL.

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