It is a run of the mill mix-matched Rock Island 1903 Springfield fitted with an S&K “Insta-Mount” and a Hi-Lux M73G2, replica scope from their “Malcolm” line. The scope mount is not drilled and tapped into the receiver. See the directions at the bottom. The cheek pad is from Ebay, $25.What is the best scope for M1903 snipers?
The Winchester A5 was considered by many at the time to be one of the best scopes on the civilian market and it could be purchased in one of three powers. 3x, 4x, and 5x, which were known as the A3, A4, and A5 respectively. When selecting a scope to use on their sniper variants of the M1903, the USMC went with the five power A5.Where can I find a book on the American Sniper 1903A4?
Editor’s Note: This piece was written by Joe Poyer, author of the book Collecting the American Sniper Rifle 1900 to 1945. If you would like to explore the Model 1903A4 and other U.S. sniper rifles in greater detail, you can obtain a copy of the book from North Cape Publications, Inc., PO Box 1027 Tustin CA 92781.Who makes the S&K 1903A4 scope?
It is made by S&K Scope Mounts and it is called the “Insta-Mount.” With the new replica M73B1 scope being sold by Gibbs Rifle company , it is hard to distinguish an S&K 1903A4 from a real 1903A4.