Picked this second rifle up at the auction where I got the suspected Marine 03 today. I normally don't bid on this stuff as I always think it's been bubba'd. But this one was going really cheap, and it has a beautiful NOS looking Keyston stock, and the condition of the rifle looks new as well. So I went for it.
It's a Remington 03a3 serial 3,550,825. It has a 2/43 barrel that guages new. The stock is marked with an upside down K, no other stampings that I see. It has a milled trigger assembly, and a Smith Corona bolt. It has a lyman 48S site that is also stamped 03a3. The front sight is a taller front sight post stamped redfield on the left hand side. I think the trigger has been worked as well, as it has a much nicer trigger than my other 03a3's.
My quesiton did 03a3's ever come from maybe the old DCM with that lyman 48S sight installed already? Or was that add on that Bubba added? Same with the stock, was that Bubba added as well?