The Model Of 1903 Springfield: A Collector's Perspective
The "U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1903," better-known as the M1903 Springfield, has become one of the most popular U.S. military small arms to collect. What should the discerning collector look for in a potential buy? Here are the features to watch out for.
From 'Poor Invention' To America’s Best: The M1903 Service Rifle
Not until the .30-’06 Sprg. cartridge breathed new life into the sputtering ’03 Springfield was the rifle ready to become a battlefield legend. The .30-’06 chambering and other changes combined to make the ’03 America’s greatest military bolt-action.
I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12 'Trench' Gun
Approximately 80,000 Model 12 trench guns were manufactured between 1941 and 1944, and later production featured a Parkerized metal finish. Careful inspection will reveal four rows of holes in the handguard for barrel heat venting, changed from six during 1917.
Federal Ammunition Awarded $114 Million U.S. Army Contract
On August 18, United States Army Contracting Command awarded Federal Ammunition with a five-year contract to produce the AA40 5.56 NATO frangible ammunition (MK311 MOD 3) used by U.S. military branches during training.
CMP Opens Round Three Of M1911 Pistol Sales
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is accepting applications from those interested in taking ownership of one of the retired U.S. Military 1911 pistols it is currently offering for sale. Requests must be postmarked on or before Sept. 30.
Vortex Selected To Produce Army NGSW Fire Control Optic
Vortex Optics has been selected by the U.S. Army to produce its XM157 low-powered variable optic as the Next Generation Squad Weapons-Fire Control system.
Remington’s 6.8x43 mm SPC: History & Performance
Developed at the request of U.S. Special Forces, the new M468 6.8x43 mm Special Purpose Cartridge and Barrett’s Special Purpose Carbine address many of the perceived shortcomings of the 5.56x45 mm cartridge.
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.
Proof Research Awarded Contract for Future Weapon Systems Development
Proof Research was awarded a contract in the development of advanced medium-caliber barrels made of composite materials for the U.S. military.
Beretta 92FS: Still a Popular Pistol Option
Even though the U.S. military is retiring its fleet of M9s, the commercial market is still full of Beretta 92s being bought and sold.