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Buying Demilitarized Rifles Just Became a Little More Difficult

June 7, 2013 in Drill Teams, DrillCenter News, Honor Guard

Buying Demilitarized Rifles Just Became a Little More Difficult

THIS JUST IN! I just got off the phone with Battlefield Relics* (BFR) after a great, lengthy conversation. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), has released new standards for demilitarizing a rifle. The new process requires more of the receiver to be cut away thereby ruining the integrity of the rifle and making it almost dangerous to drill with.

The “Real Rifle Feel”
Many Drillers across the country just love the feel of a real rifle instead of a replica, and I can understand that. Here is one reason why: the hand guards are not an exact fit creating a certain amount of give when throwing the rifle around. This fact came to me when I was talking with Justin Delaurier while he practiced for his IWDC performance in Daytona Beach. I gave him a DrillMaster Bayonet to try since his had a couple of broken parts. The moment he put it on it felt uncomfortable since it was a solid bayonet and did not have any amount of give and he was used to the slight give of his broken bayonet. We quickly changed the bayonet back and he went on to win the 2013 IWDC.

BFR to the Rescue!
BFR will not cut their rifles any more than is necessary- however, this means you must use a third party (like a gun store or pawn shop) with a Federal Firearms License (FFL) to purchase a “demil” rifle. You pay BFR directly and then pay the FFL holder the shipping costs plus as well as filling out the paperwork for the rifle and the $15 to $25 costs for the paperwork. BFR will even lower the cost of the rifle to help defray the paperwork cost!

But wait- there’s more!
BFR is now working with a new vendor to keep wood M1903A3 and M1 Garand stocks in stock. Yes, wood stocks!

Click here to read complete demil rifle info, including third-party FFL info.

*BFR had web hosting issues and had to change their web address to www.battlefieldrelic.com- notice there is no “s” after “relic.”

OWS Cheap M1903 Rifle Review

October 30, 2012 in Drill Teams, Instructional, Review

A short time ago, I wrote an article about Old Western Scrounger selling really cheap M1903 rifles. Here is a review from a Driller friend of mine.

Pssst. Hey Buddy, wanna buy an M1903?

December 30, 2011 in Ask DrillMaster, Commentary, Drill Teams, Instructional, Review

m1903 drill rifle, exhibition drill, demil rifle

M1903A3

Armed Exhibition Drill Rifles for Sale

How to buy a demilitarized Rifle
The transaction probably doesn’t go like that. but it’s relatively easy to purchase a demilitarized (demil’d) rifle from the the companies below. If you already have a Federal Firearms License (FFL), then you can order the rifle straight from the company. If you do not have an FFL, you can go to your local gun dealer and explain the situation to them, they will give you paperwork and you will pay a fee to have the rifle delivered to the dealer (who has an FFL) who will then give the rifle to you.

Thanks to Adam Jeup for outlining this step-by-step process.

“Theatrical Replicas”
Replica rifles that are not created specifically for spinning/drill, could be a hazard waiting to happen. Real rifles are made from steel and wood, plastic or a resin composite. Theatrical replica rifles are usually not made from steel, but from zinc or another cheaper, softer metal that MAY NOT hold up to slams and the rough use that happens with exhibition drill. An example of this type of rifle is here: http://replicaweaponry.com/m1garica3m1r.html and http://www.keystonearsenal.com/shop/?cat=5. Denix of Spain is one of the theatrical replica rifle makers.

Demilitarized Rifles (Demils):
Dupage Trading Company

Battlefield Relics call them too: (912) 966-1900 <— Best Choice!

Old Western Scrounger

Sarco Inc.

You can also visit:
The Gun Broker

Excellent replica M1 Garands: http://www.keystonearsenal.com/shop/?cat=5 Their Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Garand-Replica-Rifle-Full-Size/dp/B001J5MOCW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1303274173&sr=8-1

Inert Products: http://www.inertproducts.com/inc/sdetail/1339/4852 (great “Rubber Duck” M14, metal barrel with bayonet lug)

Replica Rifles for Drillers
The Daisy Drill Rifle (replica 1903A3)

The Glendale DrillAmerica (replica M1 Garand)

The Glendale DrillAmerica (replica M1903A3)

Training Rifles (Red/Blue Guns)
The best place to get any kind of fake rifle for training purposes: https://www.combattrainingaids.com/

Thanks to Matt Rogers for this info:

1903 Springfield 03A3 (Approx 8.5lbs.)

Old Western Scrounger Price 199.95
WWII 1903-A3 Military drill Rifle – NO FFL OR NICS NEEDED! These U.S. surplus 1903-A3 drill rifles are all complete, all original parts with original finish with rare Navy issue wood grain synthetic stocks. These guns have their barrels plugged and welded, boltface and cutoffs welded as well and the lower chambers removed to render them permanently deactivated so they can be sold WITHOUT AN FFL OR NICS CHECK! Both the complete rear sight and front sight blade has been removed by the government to ensure they do not cut the hands during the manual of military arms.
Picture: OWS 1903

Battlefield Relics || Price 450.00 (Standard Bluing) 550.00 (Fully Chromed)

M-1903/A3, S161DMIL, Springfield Demilitarized Drill Rifle. With functional bolt, safety, trigger and cut-off. Available in wood or synthetic stocks and hand guards. BFR 1903 CHROMED

Sarco Inc. 1903A3 Demils Price $249.00 – $419.00

From the outside you cannot tell these rifles have been changed except for the weld spot on the cut off. These rifles are perfect for a gun room display, reenactors, enhancements for your military vehicle, or just WWI or WWII nostalgia. A perfect gift for a youngster who is not old enough to have a firing military rifle. All parts function and click perfectly except the bolt stop.

1903 Springfields will be Springfield Armory or Rock Island Armory. 1903A3’s will be Remington or Smith Corona. You may choose and we will ship that model if available at no extra charge – however this is not guaranteed.

Not for Sale to Puerto Rico, NY, MN, WI, KS, CT, MA, or CA Sarco 1903A3

Daisy Model 1903 Drill Rifle Replica (Approx. 8.5lbs.)

Daisy 1903 Drill Rifle Price Approx 280$

At first glance, the Daisy drill rifle looks like a fully functional 1903-A1 Springfield rifle with a black synthyetic stock. But the only feature this rifle shares with a firearm is the opening bolt. The design and durable steel components and synthetic stock make this drill rifle capable of withstanding the abuse that is inherent in drill team use. (Approx 100-150$ more, A Chromed Version can be Purchased.)
Picture: Daisy 1903 Replica (Black)

To ORDER Contact Daisy at:
Daisy Outdoor Products
P.O. Box 220
Rogers, Arkansas
72757-0220
Or Order Over Phone: (800) 643-3458

Demilitarized M1 Garands

BattleField Relics Price 450$(Standard Bluing) 550$ (Fully Chromed)
With functional bolt, trigger, safety and cut-off. Available in wood or synthetic stocks or hand guards.

Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 306
Savannah, GA 31402-0306

Telephone: (912) 966-1900
(912) 966-1901

Email: bfr@battlefieldrelics.com

Civilian Markmanship Program Price $345.00

By law, the CMP can sell surplus military firearms, ammunition, parts and other items only to members of CMP affiliated clubs who are also U.S. citizens, over 18 years of age and who are legally eligible to purchase a firearm.

A listing of affiliated organizations can be found by clicking on our Club Search web page at http://clubs.odcmp.c…/clubSearch.cgi. (Please Check This For Your JROTC Unit)

If you have any difficulty in locating a club, please contact the CMP at 256-835-8455 or by emailing CMP Customer Service. We will find one for you. In addition to shooting clubs, the CMP also has several special affiliates. Membership in these organizations satisfies our requirement for purchase.

These special affiliates include: Congressionally chartered veterans’ organizations such as the VFW, AL, DAV, MCL, etc. U.S. Military services (active or reserves), National Guard, to include retirees. Professional 501©3 law enforcement organizations and associations such as the FOP, NAPO, NSA, etc.

Fits the description of our Rack Grade with the additions of: gas cylinder lock *** is welded to lock and gas cylinder, barrel is drilled, plugged and welded at chamber mouth. Barrel is welded to the receiver, firing pin hole is welded closed on bolt face. Rifle wear will be exhibited by worn and mixed colors of the finish; there may be some pitting on the metal parts; wood will be basically sound but may be well used with minor hairline cracks, poor fit, and many dings, scratches and gouges; wood may not match in color, type of wood or condition. Wood may be Walnut, Birch, Beech or other variety.

Replica M1 Garand Approx. 8.5lb

DrillAmerica M1 Price $134.95

The DrillAmerica® rifle is the only available weapon of its type, weight, and balance for parades, drill, and competitions. Thousands of individuals are using this rifle for drill teams, honor guards, color guards – active duty military personnel, reservists, veterans, cadets, law enforcement personnel and firefighters.

•It is the first 8.5-pound balanced drill rifle in the United States.
•Length is 43”.
•The DrillAmerica® rifle is made of high-impact plastic with a wood-grain appearance and exterior chromed metal parts.
•The basic rifle has a one-piece bolt with no moving parts and a trigger that “clicks” for effect.
•An interchangeable moving bolt or a safety bolt without a handle may be purchased separately.
•All bolts can be engraved at $15 each – 24 characters maximum.
•Each rifle has a reversible black rubber *** pad and a metal *** plate.
•There is no bayonet lug.

Parts

Springfield 1903A3 – Parts Diagram
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E-Gun Parts
Sarco A3 Parts
Sarco CHROME Springfield Parts
Bill Ricca
North Ridge (M1 Garand parts)
Ernst Armory

M1 Garand – Parts Diagram (M1 Garand)
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Fulton Armory
M1 Garand Rifle
RA Parts
Amherst

M1 Drill America Parts
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Springfield 1903A3 Parts Diagram
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M1 Garand Parts Diagram (M1 Garand)
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Fulton Armory
M1 Garand Rifle
RA Parts
Amherst Depot

M14 Diagram
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http://www.fulton-armory.com/MAParts.htm#Parts Fulton Armory
http://www.smithenterprise.com/products03.html Smith Enterprise
http://www.fredsm14stocks.com/catalog/parts.asp Freds M14 Stocks/Parts
http://www.m1garandrifle.com/M14parts.htm M14

M1 Drill America – http://www.paradestore.com/images/DrillAmericaParts.jpg Diagram
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Daisy 1903 Replica – http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Blakplague92/DCEEE/gview.png Diagram

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp312/Blakplague92/DCEEE/gview.png Parts Listings

Bayonets
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The DrillMaster Bayonet

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