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  Modern Firearms - Rifle Springfield M1903 M1903A1 M1903A3 M1903A4
The Krag rifles were too weak for ammunition desired by US Army authorities, and lacked some vital features, such as clip-loading, so in 1900 the state-owned Springfield armory was set up to build a new rifle, based on the battle-proven Mauser design.
New rifle was re-fitted with sights regraduated for new cartridge, and was issued to US troops, but with the outbreak of the First World war it was soon discovered that US has insufficient numbers of M1903s to arm their expeditionary corps in Europe.
The M1903 rifles were manufactured by the state-owned Springfield armory and a Rock Island armory.
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 Spring 2006 Firearms Auction Session 2
Rifle was equipped with a sling that appears to have been made up from two orig slings as color and texture are different between two pieces.
Rifle is equipped with an international palm rest that is mounted with a piece of brass on floorplate of gun.
Rifle has a Lyman 48 receiver sight which was to have been added at some later date as well as a polished bolt assembly which is not numbered.
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 Science Fair Projects - Springfield 1903 rifle
The rifle was developed due to observations of actions during the Spanish American War, in which Spanish troops were armed with German Mauser Model 93 rifles, which were deemed far superior to the U.S. Krag-Jørgensen rifles, in large part due to their durable internal magazines.
All the rifles to that point consequently had to be re-tooled for a knife-type bayonet, called the Model 1905.
The rifle was used by the U.S. military only in the opening years of the war, however, before being phased out in favor of the M1 Garand.
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 1903 Springfield Rifle SN 935428 Auction
1903 Springfield Rifle, drilled and plugged receiver: 1903 Spg.
The rifle is a WWII rebuild, with a TE of 2 and a Muzz of 1.
The rifling is strong but the bore is dark.
auction.odcmp.com /auctions/detail.asp?id=87   (106 words)

However this was insufficient to arm U.S.troops for an undertaking of the magnitude of World War I. During WW I, Springfield Armory produced over 265,620 Model 1903 rifles but the primary rifle of that war was the M1917 Enfield.
In 1929, the NM rifle was modified with a Type-C stock in place of the non-pistol grip Type-S or "straight stock." In this new form, the NM rifle was designated as the M1903A1 National Match.
The Springfield was originally fielded in the first decade of the 20th century and continues to be used today as ceremonial rifles.
www.olive-drab.com /od_other_firearms_rifle_m1903.php3   (759 words)

 Information On M1903 Receiver Failures
Rifles manufactured after these serial numbers are referred to as "high numbered" receivers and are commonly stated to be safe to shoot.
Of the 15 years between 1903 and the end of 1917 when the heat treatment method was changed, there were no failures in five of the years (1908-10, 1912, 1915).
The problem of Springfield receiver failures was a rare event throughout the service years of the Springfield rifle despite statements to the contrary.
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 Bambooweb: Springfield 1903 rifle
The Springfield 1903 rifle (more formally the United States Rifle, Caliber.30, Model 1903) was the rifle issued to United States troops during the First World War.
It saw service throughout most of the first half of the twentieth century, but due to the slow bolt action operation of this rifle, it was replaced during World War II with the M1 Garand, which was of a preferred semi-automatic nature.
The smooth bore of the rifle is 7.62mm in diameter.
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 Weaponry - The Springfield '03
     During the Spanish-American War of 1898, it was recognized that the Spanish Mauser, Model of 1893, exhibited characteristics superior to the "trapdoor" Springfield and Krag rifles carried by the United States troops.
The new sight was a folding leaf that included revised graduations on the sight ladder to accommodate the new ammunition being introduced by the Department of Defense.
However this was insufficient to arm U.S.troops for an undertaking of the magnitude of World War I. During the war, Springfield Armory produced over 265,620 Model 1903 rifles.
www.nps.gov /spar/1903gunb.html   (338 words)

 Model 1903 Springfield Rod Bayonet Rifle
The inletting of the forend of the stock is distinctive (a) at the muzzle for the bayonet catch (b) at the breech where the sight base inletting only removes enough wood for two straps, not a complete solid base (c) near the lower band area where there is a bearing surface for the barrel.
The barrel markings on this rifle are visible between the straps of the rear sight base.
The very earliest rifles had a single ridge on the back of the bolt sleeve and the safety itself was much more like that on a 98 Mauser- dished on both sides, and shaped differently in the front.
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 M-1903A3 Springfield   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The front sight is the same sight used on the Model 1903 with a dovetail cut for the sight to be inserted into the base.
Examples of the Springfield rifle were used till the end of the Korean conflict in its sniper version.
Remington Arms Company took over the manufacture of the U.S. Model 1903 "Springfield" rifle under a contract to manufacture the rifle in caliber 303 for the British Army to replace the rifles lost in the Battle of France in 1940.
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 1903 springfield rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the rear sight was 1903 springfield rifle the direct result of remington manufacture.
Military surplus for cmp springfield rifle is the two pins type, carcano model pistol luger.
1903 springfield rifle triggers are smoothed up and the men who carried in observation balloons were also employed.
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 Durham Pistol & Rifle Club
The Vintage Rifle Competition is several shooting events using different positions and timing formats to test and develop flexibility and marksmanship skills using former military rifles.
Rifles must be those comforming to the Vintage Military Rifle Rules as defined in the 2004 CMP Rulebook including civilian made equivalents as shown below.
The rifle must be a rifle that was issued by the U.S. Armed Forces and be in "as-issued" condition.
www.dprc.org /vintage_rifle.html   (900 words)

 Factsheets Database - Springfield 1903 Rifle - Powered by ReviewPost
The 1903 adoption of the Springfield bolt-action was preceded by nearly 30 years of struggle and politics, as well as lessons learned from the recently adopted Krag (production of it began in 1894)and previous bolt-actions.
Springfield was sure enough that the Model 1901 would be accepted that they began making some parts, but it was not accepted and further changes were asked for.
The 1903 rifle included a rear sight leaf that could be used to adjust for elevation.
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 Vintage Bolt Action Rifle Match
The rifle racks behind and the firing line were truly colorful, with bolt action military rifles spanning over 50 years, and nearly all older than their owners.
The sporting rifle course of fire calls for firing two 30- second rapid fire strings of 4 rounds with time in between to reload, instead of the string of 10 with one reload during 60 seconds as in the National Match Course.
By using the sporting rifle course, our competitors were not required to have stripper clips for their rifles or to be proficient at loading.
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 Les Jones: Springfield 1903 Trivia Challenge
While I was there I saw the 1903A3 Remington Springfield rifle she traded towards the purchase of the mystery gun.
A rifle chambered in.30-03 could fire the.30-06, with some loss of accuracy, but a rifle in.30-06 can't fire the.30-03 because the case is too long to fit in the chamber.
One variation they missed is the Pederson Device, which converted a 1903 into a 40 round, semi-automatic rifle firing a pistol-sized.30 caliber cartridge to help troops cross the No Man's Land of WW1 battelfields.
www.lesjones.com /posts/003122.shtml   (876 words)

This stock is for the one rifle and has everything final fit except the buttplate, the band-keeper springs and the nosecap.
This copy of a fine Austrian weapon, which was available in both rifled and smooth-bore models, is carved to the dimension of the original parts.
Two-piece stocks for the Sharps and Spencer rifles and carbines and for the Smith Carbine.
www.dunlapwoodcrafts.com /milstocks.htm   (2077 words)

 Springfield 1903 & 1903-A3 Military Rifle Scope Mounts
Our Springfield 1903 Scope Mount is a rock solid mount made in the U.S.A. The mount locks securely to the receiver without any gunsmithing.
Our Springfield 1903-A3 Scope Mount is a rock solid mount made in the U.S.A. The mount locks securely to the receiver without any gunsmithing.
Springfield 1903, 1903 A 3 - Receiver 1 piece mount packaged with 1" rings.
www.gunaccessories.com /MilitaryScopeMounts/Springfield/index.asp   (211 words)

 AA Auction 3441710 (Ended 11/04/2002, 10:44:42 PST) ROCK ISLAND 1903 RIFLE REMINGTON SPRINGFIELD
A very nice example of a Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) produced 1903 rifle.
Rifle is in very good to excellent condition, excellent RIA marked barrel and bore.
Additional photos of this rifle are available, along with additional information, before during or after auction end by contacting us at jnewt@infonline dot net.
www.auctionarms.com /search/displayitem.cfm?Itemnum=3441710.0   (280 words)

 Wolfe Publishing Company
The rifle on this month’s cover is a.50 caliber flintlock with 44-inch Paris barrel and Siler lock made by John Bivins.
The rifle resting on the coyote pelts is a Plainfield barreled action chambered for the 5.7 Johnson cartridge.
The rifle trigger, whether it is for a target rifle or a hunting rifle, is one of the most important and fascinating elements of firearms design.
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One factor that confuses the deer rifle issue is the fact that many deer rifles are intended for use on other game as well.
The Springfield 1903 rifle reflected the era of high development in rifles operated manually which ended in 1936 with the introduction into the United States service of the Garand design, designated M1.
This first of the successfulul gas-operated rifles of full infantry power outgunned enemy rifles in Europe and the Pacific in the ratio of 3 to 1.
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 Sniper rifle Information
The rifle itself could be a standard (at first typically a bolt-action rifle), but fitted with a telescopic sight it would become a sniper rifle.
For most rifles equipped with a telescopic sight it is necessary to have this area raised slightly, because the telescope is higher than iron sights and a rifle shooter should steady his cheek against a rifle while aiming.
These rifles enables a higher volume of fire, but sacrifices some long range accuracy and are therefore and are most often adaptations of existing selective fire battle rifles or assault rifles.
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 ipedia.com: Springfield 1903 rifle Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Springfield 1903 rifle was the rifle issued to United States troops during the First World War.
It was developed due to observations of actions during the Spanish American War, in which Spanish troops were armed with German Mauser Model 93 rifles, which were deemed far superior to the U.S. issue of the time, in large part due to their durable internal magazines.
Some dubbed it the "weapon of the silent death," due to the fact that a person could be struck by its bullet before ever hearing the weapon's report.
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 Springfield rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 The Springfield M1903
Springfield Armory and several U.S. Weapons outfits (Remington and Winchester in particular) had tried several experimental weapons (The Ward Burton 45-70 single shot bolt action from Springfield and a 45-70 magazine rifle from Remington) which were issued to the troops on an experimental basis.
Springfield started experimenting with the Mauser Patent in the late 19th century and had several experimental rifles on the drawing board by 1900.
Springfield Rifles prior to the W.W.II buildup were built at both Springfield Armory and Rock Island Arsenal, utilizing two separate serial number ranges.
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 1903 springfield rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Doughboy's Rifle
The Pattern 1914 rifle was stronger overall than the SMLE and simpler in that it had fewer parts and could be field-stripped without tools, another requirement set by the War Office.
The Springfield was replaced as the standard infantry rifle in 1936 by the semiautomatic Garand firing the same caliber round.
But, the highly-accurate.30-'06 Springfield rifle Model 1903 with various modifications was in limited use in WWII (as a sniper rifle) and a generation later even in Vietnam.
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 Happy 100th Birthday .30/06
An oft-repeated sentiment regarding World War I infantry weapons is that the British went to war with a good battle rifle, the Lee Enfield; Germany with a good hunting rifle, the M98 Mauser; and America with a good target rifle, the 1903 Springfield.
No wonder the designers and developers of the 1903 Springfield had an eye on its accuracy and how well it would perform on the target range: They were target shooters themselves, with roots reaching back to “Berdan’s Sharpshooters” of Civil War legend.
Naturally, the accuracy of these rifles was complemented by specially loaded target-grade ammo, with commercial manufacturers—Remington and Winchester—vying with Frankfort Arsenal to produce the most accurate.30/06 ammo.
www.outdoorlife.com /outdoor/shooting/article/0,19912,1176546-3,00.html   (507 words)

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