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I am conducting my own research on this, but is there a way to mount a decent scope to this gun, without altering the receiver?

I do not wish to deface nor to modify the basic gun.

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I am conducting my own research on this, but is there a way to mount a decent scope to this gun, without altering the receiver?

I do not wish to deface nor to modify the basic gun.

Thanx!
There are no-gunsmith mounts for near any military rifle.
As a rule they seem to be rube goldberg outfits.
On a bolt gun the bolt handle isnt bent to clear a scope so you have to mount it too high

there is no provision for a scope mount so you end up attaching it with clamps and screws in the rear site base, or some darn thing.

An '03 is a tough rifle that you can throw down the hill without hurting it.
Put a scope on it and now its delicate.

Now that i tried to put a scope on a half dozen mililary rifles i say dont do it.

Let the 1903 be what it is. If you want / need a scoped rifle then buy a sporter. Possibly a 98 mauser that someone sporterized...pawnshops etc have them pretty cheap coz they arent that popular.
 

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OK, thank you.

I will leave the gun "as is". Your experienced and knowledgeable counsel is appreciated.
 

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original condition 03a3's are getting scarce and gaining in value, if yours is unaltered by all means leave it that way and find yourself a beater to scope if the irons are not to your likeing or you want to see better at extended ranges:thumb:.........
 

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I was unaware that these guns were becoming scarce.

Dad had given it to me [I'm pretty certain that there are not too many daughters who receive combat rifles from their fathers] some time ago, but I have not fired the weapon as of yet [I am a handgunner].

I do not wish to fire too many rounds through the gun, but I do need to sight-in the weapon.
 

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You wont wear it out shooting it, but its good to handle / shoot it enough for familiarization and sighting in.

I think that a Marlin .30-30, (cowboy assault rifle) with a scope if you like is generally a more useful, certainly lighter weight rifle to carry and use. Lots of them around at a good price.
 
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