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Rifle, Cal. .30-06, M1903 Series

The Springfield M1903, a bolt-action rifle, was the standard issue rifle used by the Army from 1903 thru 1936, when it began to be replaced by the new issue M1 Garand. But it remained in use in many units up until 1943, when the Garand began arriving in large numbers. The M1903 used the .30-06 standard military cartridge in five-round magazines. The M1903 was an accurate weapon, and was also used as a sniper rifle. It remains in use today as a ceremonial rifle (1,295,000).


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