Specifications for the
Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Springfield Armories / Remington Arms / Rock Island Arsenal / LC Smith Corona - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1903
Overall Length: 1115mm (43.90in)
Barrel Length: 610.00mm (24.02in)
Weight (Empty): 8.60lbs (3.90kg)
Caliber: 30-03; 30-06 Springfield
Action: Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action
Feed: 5-Round Internal Box Magazine
Muzzle Velocity: 2,800ft/sec (853m/sec)
Rate-of-Fire: 15 rounds per minute
Range: 2,000ft (610m; 667yds)
Sights: Iron Front and Rear; Optional Optics
M1903 (Standard) - Fitted with a rod bayonet; chambered for M1903 220-grain cartridge round-nose bullet; refitted with rear-sight leaves in 1906; no pistol grip in stock design; forend finger grooves.
M1903 Mark 1 - Ejection port introduced for spent shell casings of Pedersen Device; produced in 101,775 total from 1918 to 1920; reworked to M1903 Standard after World War 1.
M1903 "Special Target" - Specialized competition variant with high-end finish and components; redesignated as M1903A1 in 1928.
M1903A1 - Standardized United States Army infantryman rifle beginning 1929 based on target models; pistol grip implemented into wooden stock/body; milled trigger; sans finger grooves along forend; limited production.
M1903A2 - Artillery-modified training piece; not standard-issue personnel weaponry.
M1903A3 - Simplified mass-production variant based on M1903A1; steel-sheet stampings in construction; fitted with a rear adjustable aperture sight (replacing original leaf); rear sight relocated near of bolt.
M1903A4 - Standard Sniper Rifle variant; sans iron sights; permanent mounting blocks for telescopic sights; standard optics was W.R. Weaver Company Model 330 (Telescope Sight M73B1).
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