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Price check 1903 Rock Island refurb
« on: April 28, 2017, 08:45:42 AM »
Found a '03 at a local shop. It's a Rock island serial is in the 300k range so has the good receiver. It's been rearsenaled so it has the pistol grip stock. Stock is pretty oil soaked, almost blackened, but not beat on. Metal has nice finish remaining. I didn't get a good look at the bore but the barrel was replaced in 1943. What's the market for '03's? They seem a little high but I know little about these.

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Re: Price check 1903 Rock Island refurb
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 08:17:08 PM »
A shooter grade, in other words mixed parts but good condition, M1903  it's probably still in the 600-800 range.  Personally I'd want to be at the low end of that range, even for a somewhat scarcer Rock Island version, especially given your description of the stock.  This is just based on the  description in assuming a good bore.

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Re: Price check 1903 Rock Island refurb
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 10:53:46 PM »
I recently got a Springfield that was built in 1918 & rebarreled in the early stages of WWII. Replacement stock, decent enough condition. I paid $400 for it & I wouldn't hesitate to do it again!  thumb1

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Re: Price check 1903 Rock Island refurb
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 12:04:34 PM »
Well they wanted 899 and I thought it was way overpriced. It doesnt matter though, it sold yesterday. The M39 that I wanted was gone too. Oh well.

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Re: Price check 1903 Rock Island refurb
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 01:13:47 PM »
Don't sweat it. They are not rare, only expensive :)

Another one will turn up soon enough I'm sure.
      

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Re: Price check 1903 Rock Island refurb
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 11:35:43 PM »
Well they wanted 899 and I thought it was way overpriced. It doesnt matter though, it sold yesterday. The M39 that I wanted was gone too. Oh well.

For a refurb in a beat up stock, as you described. Yup, that's high. For a Rock Island that has it's original barrel, and in overall good condition, that's not at all out of line anymore. For all correct parts you're probably north of 1K