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Rifleman Q&A: Springfield M1903 And M1903A1 Stocks

A reader inquires about stock configurations for M1903 and M1903A1 Springfield bolt-action rifles.

Rifleman Q&A: M1903 Arsenal Repairs?

A reader inquires about modified and repaired gunstocks used on surplus M1903 bolt-action rifles that were sold by the CMP.

Rifleman Q&A: Serialized Springfield Bayonets

I have noticed that many bayonets for the M1903 Springfield rifle have serial numbers. Were the rifles and bayonets supposed to be issued with the same serial number?

Rifleman Q&A: Custom M1903 Carbine?

From the archives of American Rifleman, after spotting an unusual gun in a World War II-era photograph one NRA member writes the editors with questions about the U.S. military's use of cut-down M1903 Springfield rifles.

Forgotten U.S. Infantry Rifles Of World War I

While the M1903 and M1917 service rifles were the main rifles used by the United States, four other rifles were utilized during World War I in roles that are largely forgotten today, as explored by Jon Krisko. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Flyboy’s Rifle: The Air Service ’03

Of all the many variants of the Model 1903 Springfield, one of the rarest—and most misunderstood—is the Air Service ’03, a rifle whose purpose remains a mystery even today.

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