Do a search on Amazon.com for the Blue Book of Gun Values. Its about 4 inches thick and gives you prices for different conditions. Will run you around 40 dollars.
YES! Another RIA owner! Post pics of it please, i wanna see the condition of it. My RIA is in really good condition, all the pics i have seen of other RIA 30-06's are in far worse condition, rust, and gunk and not very pretty to look at. Take care if it, they are a very nice rifle. I got pics of my RIA in the "heavy barrel 30-06" thread i made.OLD TOUCH said:I would like to thank you guys for the very quick response, from what you have told me and by going to the link provided I have found out that this is a U.S. ROCK ISLAND Model, and it has been laying underneath a friend of the families bed for over fifty years he has not dug it out. It was wrapped in an oil cloth and put away back in the 40's, I can not seem to get him to rember how he came about it though, he does rember being stationed in the Alutian Islands during the first part of WWI
yesag3nt said:yo did they use this springfeid 1903 sniper rifle in world war 2?
I had a thread going about my 1903, i had some questions about it, and at the end of the thread on the 2nd page i have some pics of it. That was with the new stock, but not the scope or bipod. I took it out on saturday to the range, and after finaly getting the scope somewhat honed in, the scope decided it wanted to jump and move after every shot. So after dealing with that, i put her back in the case and shot about 300 rounds of my .22. I need to get the mount in order before i go again.OLD TOUCH said:Jay it sounds as though you have a beautiful waepon on your hands and you need to post a few photos of your own
Yeah its my scope mount. Its a modfied mount made by yours truely, lol. And i find out that the recoil of the 30-06 is equivilent to a kick of a mule, and yes i have facts to back this up, lol just kidding. And the reason why it moves when fired is due to my fabulous handy skills. The scope mount that was on there was made by Buehler (sp?), which is in Orinda California, lucky me thats about 15 minutes down the freeway from here. I dont know if they are still in business, but i think im gonna go take a looksy and see if they have something to fit my scope. The scope i have on there now is a cheap NcStar 6-24x50.OLD TOUCH said:Hey Jay ? You did not say what your scope is, and unless you know for a fact that you are having problems with you Mount then you might check into the scope, some of them just wont handle the recoil of that caliber and I would have to say that the scope is going to be the problem before the mount will be.
Take care Man !
I hear ya man. Im happy with the set up i have right now, im not able to get it set dead accurate right now, ive only taken it out twice to shoot. And when its near freezing temps at the range, it makes for numb hands and a shakey hold. But all my rounds were hitting the 7 inch bull at 100YDs. So in my book, it makes for a damn good deer rifle. I can get a Remm 700 later for my long range plinking.OLD TOUCH said:Jay ! Stick with what works for you, I have seen very expensive scopes that were not worth their weight in scrap, some of them were mine,(bummer man) I have had more than my share of black and blue marks over the years and a few eyebrows recut here and there, from the kick of the 30-06, I have even been kicked by a few mules back home on the farm, personnally I will take the kick from the 06