We don't see too many vintage sniper rifles in this thread, so I thought I'd throw a few up here. If any of you guys have some vintage snipers, please post them!
The first rifle is an original USMC 1903 A5 sniper and it's one of my favorite rifles. This one is completely original and is pretty close mint condition. Original A5 sniper rifles are exceedingly rare, only 3 or 4 others are known to still exist. This example is in great condition because it was made right after WW1 ended and was never used in combat. The other known rifles show heavy use, since they were used throughout the war. This rifle might have spent more time with the USMC shooting team, as opposed to being used in a sniper platoon (back then these accurate A5 rifles served both roles).
Even though this rifle is pretty minty, there are a few spots on it that show some wear, with the most noticeable spot being around the front sight. There's a ton of old carbon caked on around the front sight because this rifle used to have a Maxim silencer mounted:
The second rifle is a 1903A4 sniper, which is pretty common compared to the other 1903 sniper variants. I purchased this rifle years ago from the CMP because it was in original condition and hadn't been messed with. The small metal parts are blued (rebuilt parts were parkerized) and the Redfield scope base is still staked to the receiver. Most of the A4 sniper rifles had there scopes removed at some point (the DCM even started doing this after the assassination of JFK), but this rifle might be one of the lucky few that retained it's original M73B1. All in all, it's a pretty nice example of an A4 sniper rifle with CMP provenance.
And here's something more modern, USMC XM3's! I had to move them out of the safe to get to the vintage stuff, so I used that opportunity to take a few photos of other cool guns, lol.