For no good reason I found myself swinging into the parking lot of a local pawn shop a couple of nights ago. I don't know why as I almost never frequent the place. But I did stop in and the first thing I see is a sporterized 1903-A3 Springfield rifle made by Smith Corona. It is very typical of what would have been produced in the 1960's including the Fajen stock with the high comb and the Lyman receiver sight and front ramp. The action wasn't drilled or tapped for a scope and the bluing was still decent. The bolt handle was almost military configuration but for a gentle sweep rearward. The bore was sharp and bright.
The price was $250 but when I asked the owner for a price i couldn't walk away from he said $200. I took it. I'll report on it this weekend. Should shoot well.~Muir