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Rifleman Q&A: How Do Army 'M' Numbers Work?

M1 Garand, M1911, M14 rifle...where does the military come up with all these numbers and how do they work?

Rifleman Q&A: ’03 Springfield Sight Settings

From the American Rifleman archives, NRA member writes Dope Bag questioning adjusting the M1905 adjustable sight issued with the U.S. Caliber .30-06, Model 1903 Springfield rifle.

Pearl Harbor Survivors: M1903 Rifles Salvaged From U.S.S. California

When the battleship U.S.S. California was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, several M1903 rifles still in her hull were salvaged after the attack, as revealed thanks to the efforts of the Archival Research Group.

Springfield Armory's First Model 1903 Rifle

The authors trace the fascinating history of just one M1903, the very first, serial No. 1.

M1903A4 Development: The U.S. Army’s Search for a Sniper Rifle

Despite the lessons learned during World War I, the U.S. Army lacked a purpose-built sniper rifle throughout the interwar period, even after efforts were made to develop one. The need became more apparent as World War II loomed, leading to the adoption of the M1903A4, with its developmental history explored here.

Automatic Pistol, Caliber .30, Model of 1918

Officially adopted in the midst of our involvement in WWI, the Pedersen device was kept secret.

The Remington M1903 Rifles

Though not as well known as the Springfield and Rock Island ’03s, the more than 1 million M1903-based rifles made by Remington Arms Co. during World War II included the primary U.S. sniping rifle of that epic conflict.

Snapshot: Flexible Gunnery School

At its height, the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF) comprised more than 2.4 million men and women, and its operations spanned from 1941 to 1947. As the need for combat aviation grew, the AAF trained more than 300,000 defensive aviation gunners.

NRA 150th: The Farr Rifle

For the better part of a century, George Farr’s record-setting rifle had been a cherished keepsake within his family’s estate, until now. It is on display today at the National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Mo.

Rifleman Q & A: ’03 Springfield Magazine Cut-off

From the American Rifleman archives, read about why the U.S. employed a magazine cut-off feature on M1903 service rifles.

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