Springfield 1903A3 .30-06 Bolt Action Rifle WW1-WW2

Springfield 1903A3 .30-06 Bolt Action Rifle WW1-WW2

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This should explain the 03 in a nutshell. Very nice rifle and very accurate. Probably one of the best bolt action rifles in history, even if it is a copy of the Mauser. 😉
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  1. Muhammad Afif Azzindani on March 7, 2023 at 2:32 am

    WW2 best bold action rifle i think.

  2. Brazen Bull on March 7, 2023 at 2:32 am

    If the Rifle is a 1903, How does it shoot a 30-06 if round was made 3 years later?

  3. Real Name on March 7, 2023 at 2:32 am

    First gun I ever shot

  4. Edward Miller on March 7, 2023 at 2:33 am

    My S.C. 03A3 was the 52,228th rifle produced after that one. It was produced in September of 1943.

  5. jose rangel on March 7, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Just bought one of these in firing condition but chromed any idea if that was factory? It’s serial 419xxxx

  6. robert walker on March 7, 2023 at 2:37 am

    I would have liked more details other than it’s got a different sighting arrangement .

  7. 0570965 on March 7, 2023 at 2:38 am

    Could a 1903 trigger guard fit on a 700 Remington Long Action ?

  8. Rex Romana on March 7, 2023 at 2:42 am

    I like my Remington 721 but I would love to have a 1903 like that.

  9. ZombieOutlaw on March 7, 2023 at 2:43 am

    National Ordinance SO. El Monte Cal 30-06 is what I own. Is it basically the same thing?

  10. Random Mando'ade on March 7, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Are the M1903 rare or common?

  11. Rail rider on March 7, 2023 at 2:45 am

    ex airforce/marine rifle…..

  12. p money on March 7, 2023 at 2:45 am


  13. That kid in Gym on March 7, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Man the Springfield bolt is to hard to pull back or something like that

  14. Jim Castillo on March 7, 2023 at 2:46 am

    Hello, in the front bayonet band , is it loose? I know some are tight and some are loose. Some say they should rattle a little to allow barrel to free float.
    Thank you

  15. Elizabeth Farrell on March 7, 2023 at 2:48 am

    excellent. Thanks a bunch. 🙂

  16. Ryu Hadouken on March 7, 2023 at 2:52 am

    I finally got one! It’s Remington in 1943.
    My bank account says oh no but my heart says YES.

  17. John Potter on March 7, 2023 at 2:54 am

    hey I have that shirt!

  18. Marcus Smith on March 7, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Im thinking about picking one up. Can I shoot a 30-06 bullet from today in a rifle as old as that.

  19. Josie on March 7, 2023 at 2:54 am

    I shot this thing since I was 10

  20. Anthony Martinez on March 7, 2023 at 2:54 am

    I have a 1903 Mark 1 that is sporterized, picked it up a few weeks ago. I shoot the federal power shok ammo outta it and it functions flawlessly

  21. Noble on March 7, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Let’s not forget about the Mauser lawsuit against this rifle

  22. Owen Wolf Co. on March 7, 2023 at 2:56 am

    I was carrying an A3 at a living history event recently. It was actually a training rifle from 1943 that had its magazine cutoff welded shut to the OFF position, so you can’t put a stripper clip in.
    It also had a brown plastic stock with the exception of the top & front wood pieces.

    I also nearly cut my finger on the front blade sight. It was a new rifle to wield, I tell you that.

  23. Adrien McIntire on March 7, 2023 at 2:58 am

    That is one of the best bolt-action rifles ever!

  24. Kent Holdett on March 7, 2023 at 2:59 am

    “Diopter sights”? Eric, You’re an idiot

  25. Pete Bribble on March 7, 2023 at 3:00 am

    When I was in grad school at a well-known southern university, my next-door neighbor was a supply sergeant for the ROTC unit. He got the job of trading out their 03-A3 drill rifles for M1 rifles. I came home one day, and he came over and told me he had something for me that he felt I would like. It was one of the 03-A3 rifles that was basically un-fired and in as-new condition. It was a Remington, and he charged me $3.00 for it! He later got me 4 more just like it for family members. This was in 1967 and I still have it, having fired it fewer than 10 times. My favorite gun purchase of many that came later!

  26. Robin Berry on March 7, 2023 at 3:01 am

    My first rifle was my grandfathers 30.06 Springfield rifle that he brought back home from ww1 been shooting it since I was 6 ,still shooting it at 63

  27. dakotron Dakota on March 7, 2023 at 3:01 am

    You should do a "meltdown" for the low serial number 1903’s. That would be awesome

  28. Trevor Gomez on March 7, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Own a Smith Corona 1903a3 sporter with original bolt, barrel, and receiver. It wears a Nikon Prostaff 4-12×40 scope with a 4" sun shade. I absolutely love it and it shoots .808 MOA at 100. Not bad for a battle rifle turned hunting rifle built in 1943.

  29. Yoel L. on March 7, 2023 at 3:02 am

    4:56 nut…

  30. Link, o Stalker on March 7, 2023 at 3:03 am

    The sound of the shot… f*cking good!!!

  31. люмер индра on March 7, 2023 at 3:03 am


  32. Shane Singleton on March 7, 2023 at 3:04 am

    The 1903 is a beautiful firearm. I had one about 20 years ago (Damn im getting old) but had to sell it along with most of my long guns when I was out of work for a few months and needed money. It was an earlier style with the notch sights although I can’t remember the specifics these days. I finally added one back to my collection thanks to Gunbroker and it should arrive in a week or so. This time a Remington a3 with the improved sights. I love the sights on my Garand and M1 Carbine. I can’t wait to get it. It’s been far too long.

  33. Granite on March 7, 2023 at 3:08 am

    I need one all of a sudden.

  34. Michael Ogden on March 7, 2023 at 3:09 am

    My dad bought an 03 around 1965 as a deer gun. Back then, 03s were cheap and plentiful in just about any sporting goods store, as was the milsurp ammo. I was 10 about years old at the time. My dad let me shoot it from a prone position. I could hit the practice targets I aimed at but the recoil was unpleasant for the skinny little punk I was. Nevertheless, I always loved that rifle. He sold it several years later. I didn’t know at the time what a treasure it was. I wish I had it back.

  35. ClassicGunsToday on March 7, 2023 at 3:10 am

    How would you rate this compared to your 1917 Enfield?

  36. Gate Gaming on March 7, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Funny that Germans sue American of copying the action of Mauser for M1903 but later Colt sue HK for copying M4 design (HK416) thats why it didnt called HKM4… lol…!

  37. Alex Bibby on March 7, 2023 at 3:12 am

    I do not care how advanced sniper rifles get this will always be my favourite sniper rifle that isn’t a barratt 50. It’s round alone is enough to compete with and possibly outshine some modern rifles in power and lethality, accuracy im sure modern rifles will come out on top but still the scoped variant is good enough and effective enough to work for me

  38. Hussein Kh on March 7, 2023 at 3:12 am

    يلعن أيري

  39. Andrew Tanczyk on March 7, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Drugs are bad yet guns are much more addicting. I need help with RA meetings. Rifles Anonymous! 😆 where can I find help?

  40. Cris Cross on March 7, 2023 at 3:13 am

    You are the only guys I see working the action the way it should be, open hand to work the action, much faster than grabbing the handle knob!

  41. Rail rider on March 7, 2023 at 3:14 am

    I need oem sights… some idiot sportized mine, need oem stock as well…

  42. Cheese Noodles on March 7, 2023 at 3:16 am

    An oldy but a goodie. A great rifle,

  43. De La RURAL on March 7, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Don’t take your guns to town!
    Because you’ll go to folsom prison to play the blues.

  44. Rail rider on March 7, 2023 at 3:19 am

    very nice info.

  45. mlindsay527 on March 7, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Get her back out!

  46. Joe Dirte on March 7, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Great rifles, but why the non-hinged floor plate? Drives me nuts.

  47. Bill Waller on March 7, 2023 at 3:25 am

    The 1903 is a great gun but the 1917 is a better gun by far, from the sights to the strength of the action.

  48. Gomez Munoz on March 7, 2023 at 3:26 am

    I have a 1903 that my dad got somewhere back in the WW2 era. Whoever
    had it had "sporterized" it by cutting the stock down halfway down the
    barrel and slid the bayonet lug down to hold the stock on. The top wood
    was removed. After my dad died, I bought new wood and put it back to
    stock condition and also bought the sword bayonet for it. My rifle
    holds 10 rounds though. I bought the extended 5 round magazine for it.
    I think they called it a sentry option. There is also a 20 round magazine set
    up that was made for Air service but it is way beyond my price range, It
    allows the rifle to have a 25 round capacity..

    I used that rifle deer hunting for years as a teen. I love it. The sword
    bayonet also fits my M1. I bought another sword bayonet for it so now
    both have that long blade out front.

  49. Elaz Geronimo on March 7, 2023 at 3:30 am

    Looks like KA98

  50. ArmedRealtor aka Sheepdog on March 7, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Chad looks like he is still in high school here…lol

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