View Full Version : OT: "The Competition" M1903A4

08-01-2010, 03:38 PM
M1903A4 Z prefix, original, M.73B1 scope and period pics:

Dave Roberts
08-02-2010, 12:48 PM
Hi Hambone
You have some really nice Original Pics of USA Snipers and Original Rifles are these Yours .
I have to say as far as Competition there is some as far as the Rifles go , But on the the Competition Side as far as the Optics no Comparison not even close when comparing US Optics to German Optics Except for maybe Unertl 8X Marine Corp Sniper . What say others
here . Best Regards

08-02-2010, 04:58 PM
Thanks Dave. The rifles and manual are mine. Not much competition from an M1903A4 which was, IMHO, probably the worst "sniper" rifle of WW2. The Zf.41 was pretty bad, but it was technically a sharpshooter rifle ("DMR"). The 03A4 was not in the same class as German snipers or the British No.4 Mk1(T).

Dave Roberts
08-03-2010, 02:01 AM
I really like that Ordnance Maintenance Pamphlet. :thumbsup:

08-03-2010, 01:31 PM
Thanks Dave. I have the whole original TM. It's pretty good stuff.

08-03-2010, 11:28 PM
cool manual but ill take the rifle! Love it

10-31-2011, 02:44 PM
Hey Gang
I just wanted to show a very rare different variant M73B1 scope cap system. This is Very Very late. Most used a leather band holding the caps together. After it broke after 2-3 weeks being in the jungle a boot lace replaced it most of the time. This is actually a rubber version. Just wanted to post this as the A4 is going up for sale soon.