Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The first step.

Is admitting you have a problem.

Hi, my name is Jim and I'm an addict.  I can't help myself.  It is beyond my control.  I am a oldguncollectoraholic.  I see old guns and I just can't stop myself from getting them at reasonable or better prices.  Today, I went down to Jackson Armory to pick up my Martini Henry I had some work done on and walked out with this as well.

 
 

It's a Smith Corona WW2 vintage M1903A3.  Original stock, but otherwise a good arsenal example.  Gauged at less than a 1.5 on the muzzle and throat. So, in general, a good shooter.  Which is what I have been looking for.  Honest.  No really! I've been looking for an 03 or 03a3.  No, I'm not lying. I was.  I swear.  Fine, don't believe me.

Anyway, I've found a oldguncollectorsaholics anonymous group.  We meet every Tuesday afternoon at Jackson Armory.
 

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Ooh! Pretty

Old NFO said...

Finally!!! :-) Now "I" have to find one! LOL

aepilot_jim said...

Thanks, Jenn

And somehow I just don't believe that you don't already have a pristine, never been issued, example, NFO.

Julie said...

Lol

Old Windways said...

I love the "off brand" manufacturers. My Smith-Corona 03-A3 has a place right next to the Underwood M1 Carbine.