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I have a 1903 Springfield that I would like to keep in its collector's condition. The "no alteration" mounts that I have looked at on the net
for this rifle seem to have rather bad reviews. A friend suggested that I use the old style Weaver mounts and epoxy them to the receiver and that it was a simple matter to heat the receiver somewhat with a propane torch to remove them at a later time. Has anyone tried this method? Has anyone used a "no alteration" mount on the 03 that they were pleased with? I enjoy shooting the rifle but at my age (74) I can no longer see the sights reasonably even with the optical devises available. Just kind of wasting my reloads. :eek: Any opinions or suggestions will be appreciated..........Thanks
 

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Yes, I've mounted several S&K Insta Mounts on both 03's and 03A3's with good results in the past. They are "no gunsmithing" mounts and work well. Google them and check out what they have.
 

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Thanks for the help. I assume that the bent bolt cleared everything OK. What kind of glue did you use? I thought about J&B Weld. I think the way might be to put the scope, rings, and mounts all together and glue them on as a unit to avoid alignment problems. Is that more or less how you did it?
 

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The Insta Mount sights are removable and boast they will not only stay put through a lot of shooting, but will hold zero when you take them off and put them back on. No glue is involved. I believe, in the case of the '03, they work best with a bent bolt. It is the straight bolt that imposes the restriction that you use high rings to achieve clearance.
 

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Yep - the '03 mount attaches to the ladder sight frame. The '03A3 has a band around the receiver ring and also fits into the rear sight dove tail. No glueing.
 
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