Hope it's ok to post this, it's later than the rifles I usually see here,picked up this pawn shop 03 custom today, Really well done, built on a high number 1918 receiver, Timney trigger and safety, McGowen barrel in 35 Whelen Improved.
Wood is very well finished with excellent checkering, bluing also very well done. Whoever did the work knew what they were doing.
Shop said it had been built in the 80's and the woodsmith was from Woodwardville MD with the last name of Fleming, can not find any information on him, Looks to be a Richards rough stock that has been expertly finished, inletting is very tight and even. Metal work supposedly done by Dempseys Gun and Taxidermy in MD,there again can find no information
Does not look like any corners were cut when this rifle was made. If anyone has any information on the smiths I would appreciate it.I do hope to find a between the wars American rifle some day, for now this will have to do.