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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Chamberlain View Post
    K-98 is trash is all about that good ole Springfield 1903
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    (first time i must agree with you Thomas) The Springfield indeed is a (though a bad) copy of the original Mauser
    To say that the Springfield 1903 or the K98 are bad rifles is wrong.

    Both the K98 and 1903 are great rifles. The Mauser action is used in almost every bolt action rifle today, it's a great action and that's why we copied it for the 1903.

    I also don't see why you say that the 1903 is a bad copy of the mauser, it may not be an exact copy but it is an excellent rifle. The only real bad thing about the 1903 is with serial # below 800,000 due to the metal being weaker and more prone to failure.
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    G98>K98 (I have a thing for straight bolts it seems, then again I'm a lefty and they're easier for me to reach over)
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    Guys, clearly the K31 is the best bolt gun.
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    I never said that that those are bad rifles, i just stated that the Springfield is a bad copy of K98. As i dont want to start a discussion now about the why, i would suggest to check the pros and cons of the rifles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfly View Post
    I never said that that those are bad rifles, i just stated that the Springfield is a bad copy of K98. As i dont want to start a discussion now about the why, i would suggest to check the pros and cons of the rifles.
    Thats probably because the Springfield isn't a copy of the K98. It's a copy of the M1893 and G98 Mausers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    I also don't see why you say that the 1903 is a bad copy of the mauser, it may not be an exact copy but it is an excellent rifle. The only real bad thing about the 1903 is with serial # below 800,000 due to the metal being weaker and more prone to failure.
    Honestly from what I read the failure is pretty much BS I have shot many 1903s that had very low serial numbers many times. when the guns did blow up it was only a couple and it was due to the fact they were using crappy ammo or user error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle422 View Post
    Honestly from what I read the failure is pretty much BS I have shot many 1903s that had very low serial numbers many times. when the guns did blow up it was only a couple and it was due to the fact they were using crappy ammo or user error.
    I agree that the failures were few and far between but I still don't like to take chances like that.

    It also depends on the 1903 you were using and what company manufactured them.


    Rock Island 1903s # 285,507 and above are good.

    Springfield Armory 1903s #800,000 and above are good.

    Also were the ones you fired 1903s or 1903A3?
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    Slight necro, but no sense in creating a new thread when a perfectly adequate one exists, hm?

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    I see you guys like Mosins. I got a little something for that. 1943 91/30

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    Classic Firearms has a good selection of Mosins and other surplus rifles. I plan on picking up a few once I have the money.
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