1903-A4 Springfield Sniper Rifle
The Gibbs M1903A4 is built using original Remington-made World War II M1903A3 actions and turned-down bolts, which Gibbs obtained large quantities of when it purchase the rifle division of Parker-Hale in the 1990's. Gibbs then utilizes new-made 4-groove barrels made identical to the originals. Each receiver is carefully drilled and tapped using replicas of the original "Redfield" rings and mounts and an exact copy of the M73B1 scope, used on the 1st model M1903A4's. Each barreled action has the original military parkerized finish with polished blue stock furniture, again, identical to the originals.
The stocks are new-made "C" configuration with a linseed oil finish and have replica cartouches similar to the originals.
Each gun comes with a replica of the M1907 U.S. issued leather sling and OD Green canvas carrying case. The result is a firearm that comes out of the box in brand-new condition, ready for shooting, display, reenacting and field use. Not just exceptional in looks and finish, each gun is made to hold to the accuracy standards of the U.S. Government during World War II. "We want our customers to know that they can achieve the same accuracy as World War II snipers with these guns" stated Val Forgett, President of Forgett Militaria, LLC.
Like all replicas and historic remakes, the Gibbs M1903A4 has a number of features that intentionally distinguish it from originals, even by the casual observer. For instance, the barrels are marked with the modern dates of manufacture, unlike original barrels that would have had 1940's manufacturing dates. Gibbs also does not remove the receiver markings, another telling feature to distinguish this historic remake. Finally, the scopes are marked with the Gibbs name and address, unlike the originals, which were marked with Weaver's manufacturer's marks. FFl required for purchase. Please have your firearms dealer contact us for the names of our distributors.
Replica of the U.S. M1907 leather sling made and issued with the 1903-A3 and 1903-A4 rifles. Also issued for the M1 Garand Rifle. Included with the Gibbs M1903-A4 Sniper Rifle Historic Remake.
M1903 Dust Sleeve
Replica of the dust sleeve issued with the 1903-A3 and 1903-A4 rifle. Will also fit an M1 Garand rifle. Included with the Gibbs M1903-A4 Sniper Rifle Historic Remake.