The M1903 Springfield: A Look Back

Staring out as a patent rip-off of the 1898 Mauser, the M1903 Springfield remains a popular rifle to this day.

A Look Back at the 1903 Springfield

Staring out as a patent rip-off that cost the U.S. $3 million, this bolt action remains in high demand.

Springfield Model Of 1903

As recently as 20 years ago, very few people cared about (or paid a lot of money for) this once common U.S. military rifle. 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.


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