am interested in your mount that will keep the bolt original. is it a scout mount? if so you would have to cut the handguard and drill and tap the barrel? correct? not trying to argue am trying to learnI can scope the M1903 Springfield without messing with the bolt. I'm a gunsmith and I built a special mount for a friend.
hello did you have to grind the bolt handle to get it to clear the scope bell?You can mount a scope on an 1903 without making any permanent modifications. S&K makes them. They run from about 75-100 bucks and work great. I have one on my 03A3. I don't know how the rear mounts on an original 1903, but on my 03A3 the front is clamped around the barrel while the rear is mounted on the rear sight mount. The rear sight mount looks very funky and doesn't look very reliable, but it is super strong. Here is how it looks on the S&K website. http://www.scopemounts.com/index.html?main.html Here are some links to mine.
They are pictures from my cell phone so please excuse them if they arent digital camera quality