THE SPRINGFIELD 1903 RIFLES
The Illustrated, Documented Story of the Design, Development, and Production
of All the Models, Appendages, and Accessories
LtCol William S. Brophy USAR Ret.
NEW copy. (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1985). Hardcover without dust jacket, as issued.
9x11. 1500 photographs and numerous diagrams, bibliography, index, 624 pages.
A monumental and definitive work on the ‘03 Springfield.
Table of Contents
as follows: MODEL 1903 RIFLE: Pre-Model 1903 Experimental Rifles; Model
1903 Rifle; Design Changes; Operation; Care and Cleaning. VARIATIONS OF
THE MODEL 1903 RIFLE: Air Service Rifle; Bannerman Rifle; Bushmaster Rifle;
Carbine; Commercial Sporters; Drill and Dummy Rifles; Ersatz ‘03 Rifle;
Fencing Equipment; Heavy Barrel Target Rifles; Major John Hession ‘03 Rifle;
Caliber .22 Hornet Rifle; Hunter Arms Company; Lend Lease & Military
Aid Rifles; Line-Throwing Rifle; Mark I Rifle; M1903A3 and M1903A4 Rifles;
National Match Rifles; NRA-NBA Sporting Rifles; Numrich Arms Company; Periscope
Rifles; Pressure, Velocity and Accuracy Devices; Rock Island Arsenal Model
1903 Rifle; Theodore Roosevelt Rifle; Sectionalized Rifles; R.F. Sedgley
Company Rifles; Sub-caliber Devices; Winchester "Sniper" Rifle. CALIBER
.22 RIFLES: Model 1903 Caliber .22 Rifle; Model 1922 Rifle; Model 1922M1
Rifle; Experimental T1 and T1E1 Rifles; M2 Rifle. EXPANDED GLOSSARY: Ammunition
and Clips; Appendages; Arm Rack; Avis Barrel; Aiming Devices; Bayonets;
Bolt Handle; Breech Cover; Breech Stick; Cartridge Belt; Chests and Lockers;
Cleaning Rods; Director of Civilian Marksmanship; Flaming Bayonet; Grenade
Launchers; Hollifield Dotter; Jacket Extractor; Mainspring Collar; McKeever
Cartridge Box; Movable Front Sight; Musketry Rules; Periscope M1918; Reloading
Tools; Rifle Cover; Rifle Scabbard; Ruptured Shell Extractor; Screw Driver;
Score Books; Serial Numbers and Production; Silencers; Slings; Spare Parts
Container; Special Purpose devices; Sight Covers; Sight Micrometers; Sights,
Metallic; Sights, Telescopic; Sub-Target Machine; Tool Chests, Kits, Rolls,
and Sets; Weights and Measurements. ORDNANCE AND THE MODEL 1903: Manufacture
of the ‘03; Ordnance Inspection and Repair; Ordnance Gauges; Ordnance Overhaul;
Ordnance Base Shop; Ordnance in France; Ordnance Potpourri.