Springfield rifle

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Springfield rifle

A magazine-fed breechloading bolt-action .30-caliber rifle used by the US Army especially in World War I.

[After SpringfieldMassachusetts.]

Springfield rifle

(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a magazine-fed bolt-action breech-loading .30 calibre rifle formerly used by the US Army
[from Springfield, Massachusetts]

Spring′field ri′fle

a bolt-operated, magazine-fed,.30-caliber rifle used by the U.S. Army esp. in World War I.
[1885–95; after Springfield, Mass.]
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Army determined that the steadiest weight for the average man was 16 1/2 pounds, but that was a lot of weight for a soldier to carry, so they halved it, and the M1903 Springfield rifle was designed to weigh 8% pounds.
It operated since the late 18th century to the mid 20th century and is known to have manufactured the Springfield rifle.
com The Model 1903 Springfield Rifle and Its Variations, by Joe Poyer, soft cover, 466 pages, [c] 2004, $24.
The Springfield Model 1861 rifled musket was the Union's standard infantry weapon during the Civil War, and the doughboys of World War I often carried the M1903 Springfield Rifle through the muddy trenches of the Western Front.
1923: Lied about his age and joined the Civilian Military Training Corps, where he received his first formal rifle training using an M1903 Springfield rifle.
22 Springfield rifle was discovered in a bedroom closet.
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Police said Dilshan was shot in the head with a Springfield Rifle.
The M-1 Garand was replacing the 1903 Springfield rifle.
We erect a 'vigil'--a helmet, web belt and dog tags placed upon a 1903 Springfield rifle with bayonet stuck into the ground behind a pair of combat boots.
30-03, developed with and for the government's 1903 Springfield rifle.
Stephen Gilbert had the weapons, including a Springfield rifle and a flare gun, under lock and key at his home, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

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