View Full Version : 03a3?

08-31-2009, 6:36 PM
i got a question for the 03a3 guys here. when i load more than 1 round in the rifle and i cycle the rounds out, the very last round ejects out of the mag well as soon as the bolt is all the way back. could it be a weak spring on the follower or am i doing something wrong?

08-31-2009, 7:38 PM
Could be the follower itself.

08-31-2009, 8:10 PM
That's what I was going to say, the follower.

08-31-2009, 8:25 PM
are they 03's the same as the a3's? the reason i ask is i have my grandpappys sporterized 03 and i could swap out followers to see if that is the problem. i know that the 03 has a different floor plate milled vs. stamp and not sure about the follower being the same. also i checked and the 03 spring is alot stiffer than the a3.

08-31-2009, 9:11 PM
03a3 should have type 2 magazine spring & type 4 follower. type 2 spring crimped ends at bends of spring. type 4 follower is stamped metal.

09-01-2009, 9:06 AM
Try turning the srping around so the bottom is at the top.

gun toting monkeyboy
09-01-2009, 10:24 AM
You should be able to swap them around. It may not be the correct follower and spring, but they should still fit and function.


09-01-2009, 5:15 PM
i'm going to try fliping the spring first, then swap followers out. if it is the follower where can i pick one up?

09-01-2009, 9:17 PM
well after taking the floor plate off, i noticed that the tab at the rear of the magwell was bent back. it looks like the numbskull that put the thing together last didn't have it set right and bent the floor plate all to hell. i looked at the numrich website and compared their picture of a repop to mine and bent it back into shape and hammered the bent tab back to where it should be. after assembly it works like a champ.