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
M1903 Springfield Rifle, .30 caliber, with bayonet and sling.
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.
Country: United States
War: World War I
Services: Army, Marine Corps