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My NEW "Typewriter" Smith-Corona M1903A3 Rifle

Article about: Funny that Pvt. Jackson's Springfield had a Straight bolt but had a Scope as well. Your rifle has a Bent bolt and No scope...is it drilled and set up for one?

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    Thanks, Sam!

    I just checked and this bayonet doesn't even fit on my M1903A3!

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    Congratulations on the new position, Joe!! And, also on the score of that beautiful '03!!
    MarkV
    COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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    Congratulations on the new position, Joe!! And, also on the score of that beautiful '03!!
    Thank you very much! Long time no see, I hope all is well!

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    very nice rifle joe,and good luck with the new job,regards dave.

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Thanks, Sam!

    I just checked and this bayonet doesn't even fit on my M1903A3!
    Joe,
    It should fit on your 03A3. As I said I have the same bayonet on my 03A3's. Check the bayonet stud channel on your M1 bayonet. I'll bet there is some crud is in there that keeps you from mounting it. I found that if high pressure water jet doesn't work a small Swiss file will clean up the channel of any accumulated crud or rust. Do you or a friend have an M1 Garand you can try it on. If so and it doesn't fit you'll know it's the stud channel that's the problem. Good luck I hope you get it on.
    Sam

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    Quote by samnev View Post
    Joe,
    It should fit on your 03A3. As I said I have the same bayonet on my 03A3's. Check the bayonet stud channel on your M1 bayonet. I'll bet there is some crud is in there that keeps you from mounting it. I found that if high pressure water jet doesn't work a small Swiss file will clean up the channel of any accumulated crud or rust. Do you or a friend have an M1 Garand you can try it on. If so and it doesn't fit you'll know it's the stud channel that's the problem. Good luck I hope you get it on.
    Sam
    Hi Sam,

    Sorry for the tardy reply! I have tried the bayonet on a Garand and it fits nicely. No luck on my M1903A3.

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    Glad you found the dent in the stud channel and had it fixed.

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    Glad you found the dent in the stud channel and had it fixed.
    Thanks, Sam! I guess you could say that it's half fixed. Still not working on my M1903A3

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    Added a Smith-Corona made front sight post protector to my rifle this evening:

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    Looking good, Joe!! Finding the "right" part is always a great feeling!
    MarkV
    COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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