Around 1960, my late father bought two WWII surplus 1903 Springfield rifles from an ad in American Rifleman. This one was manufactured by Remington Arms (the bolt still retains its "R" stamp) with a serial number just over 4,202,000. Around 1962, Dad finished reworking this rifle in the metal shop at the hydro dam where he worked as an operator. The barrel was crowned and turned down, the bolt and safety were both modified to accommodate a scope, and the trigger was made adjustable through an ingenious device developed by one of Dad's coworkers. Everything was polished and hot blued to a glossy finish except the bolt, which was left white. Dad mail-ordered a rather plain walnut stock from Herters, and I distinctly remember him glass bedding it in our farmhouse kitchen. When Dad finally got around to dolling up the other Springfield, I sort of inherited his first attempt.