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Gun Collections Online. Quick M Facts:. First year of Production: Overall Length: Designed By: Gunsmiths at. Springfield Armory. After the Spanish American War in , and some experimentation with the Mauser rifle, the US military decided it needed a higher power rifle for the troops. By the year , the Springfield Armory has its first prototype of the , but it had not been adopted by the military until due to politics and the use of a new standard issue rifle only 9 years prior the Krag Jorgensen.
More Springfield M Weight 8. Barrel length Barrel length 24 inches. Action: Bolt Action Rifle. Effective range: yards. The Springfield M can trace its design roots to the Spanish Mauser rifle so closely that many say that it is actually a Mauser design with only slight modifications. The M was valued as a tool to the soldier because if its sheer power, high speed projectile and its accuracy.
Also during this early time in the bolt action rifle's history, the introduction of the Pederson device which was used to allow the M to fire the. During World War II additional manufacturers were added to the list of makers of the M, namely Remington and Smith-Corona known for their typewriters.
The Smith Corona M rifle usually does not have any markings on the rifle, as many were produced in haste to fulfill the war demand. By the time that the MA4 was the Army's first standardized sniper rifle, but it was not well received mainly because optics were not evolved enough, with only low magnification and was prone to moisture gathering in the scope. This rifle was mainly phased out of service before the Korean War in favor of the M1 Garand and M1 Rifles but is still used by honor guards and different drill squads.
M - changed several times between and M Air Service - had a permanent magazine with 25 round capacity. M with Scant Stock - The closest thing to a pistol grip stock that could be made using the older stock blanks. M A 1 - had a pistol grip stock.
M A 3 - was the version using cheaper parts for speedy production. M - The sniper version, usually with a weaver mount and scope. Remingtons started production in with serial number 3,,, it was during this time that the finger grooved walnut stock was replaced by cheaper versions and the MA3 was born. Visually they can be distinguished easily by the smaller aperture rear sight instead of the barrel mounted sight like previous rifles.
Serial Numbers by date factory record book. F - G - M Owners Manuals Downloads :. Variants M - changed several times between and M NRA - sold only to NRA members and stamped with NRA logo M Air Service - had a permanent magazine with 25 round capacity M Mark I - A variation to be used with or without the Pederson Device M with Scant Stock - The closest thing to a pistol grip stock that could be made using the older stock blanks M A 1 - had a pistol grip stock M A 2 - M A 3 - was the version using cheaper parts for speedy production M - The sniper version, usually with a weaver mount and scope.
M History The Springfield M can trace its design roots to the Spanish Mauser rifle so closely that many say that it is actually a Mauser design with only slight modifications. Gun Manufacturers.
It was officially adopted as a United States military bolt-action rifle on June 19, , and saw service in World War I. It was officially replaced as the standard infantry rifle by the faster-firing semi-automatic eight-round M1 Garand starting in It remains popular as a civilian firearm, historical collector's piece, a competitive shooting rifle, and as a military drill rifle. During the war with Spain , the M Mauser used by the Spanish Army gained a deadly reputation, particularly from the Battle of San Juan Hill where Spanish regulars significantly delayed the advance of 15, U. The Spanish soldiers inflicted 1, U.
FM 23-10 Basic Field Manual: U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903 1943
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