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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.

Rifleman Q&A: M1903 vs. M1903A1 Rifles

I’ve seen references to an M1903A1 rifle. I’ve looked around at a bunch of gun shows, and I have not found a rifle marked “M1903A1.” How does that variant differ from a standard M1903 rifle?

The Guns Of Operation Torch

Deemed a safer option than a direct attack on Nazi-occupied France, Operation Torch—the Allied invasion of French North Africa—was nonetheless a hard-fought, six-month campaign. These are the guns that helped America’s warfighters win victory.

I Have This Old Gun: Springfield Model Of 1903

Looking back at the thousands of earlier sporterized conversions provides the answer as to why original ’03s in superior condition have become so expensive—there simply aren’t that many good ones left.

The Guns Of Guadalcanal

The six-month-long campaign to re-take Guadalcanal—which began 80 years ago this month—would prove to be a pivotal victory in the battle to turn back the Empire of Japan during World War II. So, which firearms were used and who carried them?

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. 

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