I just picked up a special 1903a3 that I'd been looking for, for a long time. Its a late '43 made, Remington. 9-43 2-groove barrel, all parts R marked and appropriately blued and parkerized. The best part is its history: double stamped for the San Antonio Arsenal and once stamped for the Red River Depot. I'm not sure why they would have stamped both the C-SAA and L-SAA, but they did. I guess after 1949, it went with all the remaining SAA small arms and ammo up to north Texas to Red River. From its condition, I'm guessing this rifle may have seen some guard duty or light training exercises, but doubtfully anything more. Bought it from a seller in Wisconsin. Really glad to be able to bring it back down to San Antonio! I wish I could take it to the range at Camp Bullis, as it spent time at adjoining Camp Stanley (SA Arsenal location during WW2), and may have been a training rifle there.