Model 1903 Springfield Rifle

Object Number: 
1951.412
Date: 
1922
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 23 1/4 in. ( 59.1 cm ) Overall: 43 3/4 in. ( 111.1 cm )
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"
Description: 
Wood and steel rifle; steel furniture; stamped marks behind muzzle, on receiver, wrist, and on knob of bolt.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group