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Got this Long Branch number 4 at the LGS a couple weeks back for a price I couldn't refuse. Hand guards were missing and forearm chopped, but metal was all there. Found all the missing pieces, now just waiting on the front sight protector and she'll be just like she was in 1944. 20200622_190703_1592881112051.jpg
 

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Really really nice. Good job. The stock components can be hard to come up with.
 

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I ran across a nice 1903A3 recently that had been sportered, but all the metal was still stock. The guy wanted as much for it as I would pay for an uncut 1903A3!
Good for you for saving an old warrior! There are plenty of ruined milsurp rifles we can play with out there.
 
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I ran across a nice 1903A3 recently that had been sportered, but all the metal was still stock. The guy wanted as much for it as I would pay for an <em>uncut</em> 1903A3! <br>   Good for you for saving an old warrior! There are plenty of ruined milsurp rifles we can play with out there.
 

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I ran across a nice 1903A3 recently that had been sportered, but all the metal was still stock. The guy wanted as much for it as I would pay for an uncut 1903A3!
Good for you for saving an old warrior! There are plenty of ruined milsurp rifles we can play with out there.
It's crazy what some guys want for sporters. This one I got for less than $190 so it was feasible to restore it. I only have one sporter, a 30-40 Krag. It was cut, but is so beautiful I paid the $400 for it and love it. It's hand checkered and has an inletted steel butt plate. Original owner even electro penciled his name and address on the underside of the receiver. Shot a buck with it this year, really sweet shooter. 20190808_193115_1592919437504.jpg
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