I have a near 100% 03-A3 that is original as built. I bought this years ago from an older collector who said it had been in the closet for years. Based on what I know, it appears to have been built and then put in storage.
The butt plate has a little surface corrosion and some of the screws on the barrels bands are a little buggered, but it is by far the best 03-A3 I've ever laid eyes on. The wood has some handling marks and has never been sanded. The parts that are on it have never been altered, modified or changed in any way. It has not been restored or refinished. It does have some thinning of the blue on the bolt and barrel bands. All markings are crisp and the bore looks excellent with the machining marks still very visible in the bore. The rifling still has tooling marks and the rifling looks new. Edit to add: If you need pictures of anything, let me know. Here are some high res pictures. http://www.m-14parts.com/gallery/mai...g2_itemId=1086
All parts are blued with the exception of the green parked receiver, the front sight base and maybe the safety.
I'm not a museum and have decided I need to sell some of the things I've been holding on to and don't use. I leave often and can't keep up with some of these older firearms the way they need to be. It is in a climate controlled safe right now and it has been for the past 9 years.
I'm asking $2500. I won't sell it for less. If it is not sold by October 27th, it will not be sold until I return in the spring. It will be shipped in a new SKB hard sided rifle case that is sold in our shop for $110. That is included in the price.
I accept money order, credit cards plus 3.5%. It will be shipped UPS at the buyers expense.