VIa The High Road, an email from the Civilian Marksmanship Program:
“M1903A3 REMINGTON GETTING LOW. The CMP is down to the last 1,000 M1903A3 Remington rifles. At past rate of sales, we expect that these will not last more than a few months.”
Now that the word out, they may go faster. Once they’re gone, prices on the secondary market will go up. If you want a 1903a3, now’s the time. There are still “several thousand” of the non-A3 1903s left, but they’re apparently of lower quality. If you want a shooter rather than a collectable, you’ll want the A3 because of the better sights.