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Springfield M1903 Rifle, .30 Caliber with Bayonet and Sling
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Springfield M1903 Rifle, .30 Caliber with Bayonet and Sling

Catalog #: NM231    Accession #: 319944
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 7" H x 59" W x 4" D

Physical Description

M1903 Springfield Rifle, .30 caliber, with bayonet and sling.

General History

Known as the "Springfield 03" this gun was adopted by the army as a replacement for the Krag-Jorgensen rifle. Over 1 million Springfield rifles were made by the time World War I ended. Production of the Springfield, however, continued up to and through World War II, when at least another million were shipped. Originally fitted with a rod bayonet, a new knife bayonet was ordered 1905 by order of President Theodore Roosevelt.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War I
Services: Army, Marine Corps
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