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i recently found this smith corona in and room in my late grandmothers house. it is a 03-a3 still in the box from raritan arsenal and was shipped to the address on jan. 23 1958. the bolt is still in an oily rap and the stock is not a smooth finish . the serial # is 4805975. this gun is in mint condition. i looking for the back round of the gun and maybe the value. thanks for any help
 

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EAKMAN WELCOME to Gun and GAME sounds like you made a great find !
I can't help you with the info, but I know there's plenty of other members that can.. Sure nice to have you aboard and please keep checking back.
I can't wait to here more about your new treasure...A.H
 

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Welcome Eakman,
If your 03/a3 is as Described value is approximately 1000.00 .
The box and being a Smith-Corona that is in all original shape makes it a fine collectors piece. Don't touch it, or even clean it up...Leave it in its preserved state to keep its value!
Rich
 

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ty moose it is in mint cond. its in the original box but the tape is dry rotting
the bolt is in a oily rap and i belive it has not been shot since purchased in jan 1958
i have the box with the shipping documents as well as other marking on the shipping box
thank you for the info
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Your rifle was probably made in 10/43 and if not rearsenaled worth big money.
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Smith-Corona Serialization Date ChartLast Update - 03/20/2005Smith-Corona M1903A3==================Month-end Serial Numbers (Compiled by William Hansen - Used with Permission)1942 Dec 36137111943 Jan 3623568 Feb 3633908 Mar 3647887 Apr 3665790 May 3684449 Jun 3701851 Jul 3707999 C3711999 4718902 Aug 4742368 Sep 4765852 Oct 4789047 Nov 4809923 Dec 48261601944 Jan 4840077 Feb 4845831Approximately 28,000 additional serialized receivers were produced but not made into rifles by S-C.
 

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Your rifle was probably made in 10/43 and if not rearsenaled worth big money.
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Smith-Corona Serialization Date ChartLast Update - 03/20/2005Smith-Corona M1903A3==================Month-end Serial Numbers (Compiled by William Hansen - Used with Permission)1942 Dec 36137111943 Jan 3623568 Feb 3633908 Mar 3647887 Apr 3665790 May 3684449 Jun 3701851 Jul 3707999 C3711999 4718902 Aug 4742368 Sep 4765852 Oct 4789047 Nov 4809923 Dec 48261601944 Jan 4840077 Feb 4845831Approximately 28,000 additional serialized receivers were produced but not made into rifles by S-C.
The 1903-A3 that I have is for sale. The serial numbers are as follows-3683985. Not sure what it is worth.
 

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im interested in selling my 03 a3 its still in the original box and bolt is still wrapped in cosmoline bag any idea what its worth
ive posted pics in here a few months ago
 

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I'll give you 50 bucks for it! Just kidding.

I would think long and hard before selling that. It will only go up, up UP in value.f

If you are set on selling it, I would have some knowledgable collector or an appraiser look at it. I don't think I would trust the info I received on the net. Not that we at G&G would intentionally give you the shaft, but we don't have the rifle right in front of us. Good luck with whatever you decide.
 

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I've been watching these lately. I really, really want to add one to my WWII collection, but they are out of my price range. I've seen quite a few go for $700 to $800 that are not nearly as collectible or as good a condition as you describe! I'd hold onto it! It says a lot about a country where in time of war industry stopped making postage meters, juke boxes, adding machines and typewriters to contribute to the war effort.
 

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There was a time when you could buy through the NRA direct from the Government. Krag, Springfield, Garand, M1 Carbine, Colt 1911 firearms. Your Springfield (S/C) may have come this way?

DANA
 

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Gosh, I'd love to have it. I've been wanting a Smith Corona for a while now. The problem is ... I'd have to shoot it and that's not the best destiny for such a wonderful find!
 

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EAKMAN... are you serious that you're going to sell it? I kinda think you're nuts. Guns like that hold greater value to you after you sell them and you may find yourself years later seriously regretting it. If you were to keep onto it safely for another 20-30 years, you'll have a practically priceless piece of history.
 
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