The M1903 Springfield Rifle - Weapon (Paperback)
  • The M1903 Springfield Rifle - Weapon (Paperback)
zoom

The M1903 Springfield Rifle - Weapon (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator), (illustrator)
£12.99
Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 20/02/2013
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Developed to replace the Model 1892 Krag-Jorgensen rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield was a five-shot bolt-action rifle that introduced the .30-06 cartridge - the standard US round until the introduction of the 7.62mm NATO cartridge - and gave the US infantryman a durable, magazine-fed weapon so renowned for its accuracy that it remained in service as a sniping rifle for decades after it was superseded by the M1 Garand in 1937. Extensively used in World War I, the M1903 Springfield saw widespread combat in World War II and Korea. During World War I, US troops developed a formidable reputation for marksmanship aided by the accuracy of the M1903 Springfield. World War II saw the introduction of the M1903A3, which changed the rear sight so that it was closer to that of the M1 Garand, to allow easier training of troops who might be issued either rifle. Illustrated with specially commissioned color artwork and drawing upon veterans' recollections, this is the engaging story of the M1903 Springfield, an iconic rifle prized for its lethal accuracy that equipped US and other troops for much of the 20th century.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781780960111
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 261 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

You may also be interested in...

One Minute To Midnight
Added to basket
The Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-1945
Added to basket
The US Navy in World War II
Added to basket
Japanese Tanks 1939-45
Added to basket
The Making Of The Atomic Bomb
Added to basket
MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns
Added to basket
Drone Theory
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Messerschmitt Bf109 Manual
Added to basket
Spitfire Manual 1940
Added to basket
Tank Spotter's Guide
Added to basket
Catch That Tiger
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Sea Wolves
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Lancaster
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
T-26 Light Tank
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Tank War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.