Model 1903 Springfield Rifle

Model 1903 Springfield Rifle
Title
Model 1903 Springfield Rifle
Date 
1922
Medium 
Wood, steel
Dimensions 
barrel length: 23 1/4 in. ( 59.1 cm ) Overall: 43 3/4 in. ( 111.1 cm )
Description 
Wood and steel rifle; steel furniture; stamped marks behind muzzle, on receiver, wrist, and on knob of bolt.
Credit Line 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Object Number 
1951.412
Marks 
stamped: left wrist: "S.A.D.A.L."; bottom wrist: "P"; "5"; bolt knob: "53" stamped: barrel muzzle: "S.A./flaming bomb/5-22" (May, 1922; bomb design of Ordnance Department) stamped: receiver: "U.S./SPRINGFIELD/ARMORY/MODEL 1903./1247705"
Gallery Label 
Designed after the German Mauser rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield was the standard American rifle of World War I, and was not replaced until the development of the MI Garand in 1936. This rifle may have been rebuilt in a government arsenal during or after the world wars, so many of its parts may not be original.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group