Hey guys! Quite recently I acquired a G&G M1903 A3, with the intention of turning it into the DMR that Pvt.Jackson used on "Saving Private Ryan" (yup, I know that SPR isn´t the most accurate or reliable source of info for a conversion), but I discovered that absolutely no one - except for a chinese manufacturer (CWI Airsoft) - makes the "bridge mount" for it! I contacted them, and they told me that the Bridge Mount (U$ 125) only works if I purchase the A4 Reciever (U$ 150), but I have the suspicion that the Mount´s screws might fit if I remove the rear sight assembly. Any other suggestions or another source of mounting an optical sight to my Sprinfield? I´m all ears!
Post by shiftysgarand on Jan 15, 2016 16:03:40 GMT -5
Well, Private Jackson used the Unertl scope, which was only for Marines (one of the few major inaccuracies of SPR.) Be aware of that when choosing optics. I would assume the A3 and A4 receivers are identical. If not, there are many projects harder than drilling and tapping the correct sized holes for it.
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The M1903 A4 would have been the C Stock and would have been without a front site or rear site as shown. The rifle shown is simply their straight stock M1903A1 with a scope mounted. Nothing terribly wrong about that but definitely not a M1903A4
No. In an Infantry platoon table of organization ( 1944) there was one "sharpshooter" position assigned and he was to be equipped with a specially prepared m1903 rifle with select and specially prepared high spec components which were designate M1903a4 rifles. Other M1903 rifles were issued primarily to support (non Infantry) personnel for whom carbines were not available. These would be highly unlikely to have had scopes.
Ranger units had quite a bit of flexibility as to how they might be armed. Typically since their companies were much much smaller in numbers (60 vs 190 men) great emphasis was placed on full auto weapons with a very high prevalence of BARs and Thompsons.
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