Model 1903 Springfield Rifle

Object Number: 
INV.5733
Date: 
1915
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 1/2 in. ( 110.5 cm ) Part (barrel): 23 1/4 in. (59.1 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: receiver: "U.S./SPRINGFIELD/ARMORY/MODEL 1903/601491" stamped: barrel, at muzzle: "SA/3-15" (made in March, 1915; flaming bomb device of Ordnance Dept. between the two marks) stamped: barrel band: "U" stamped: bottom wrist: "23/P" (P in foliat
Description: 
Wood and steel rifle; stamped marks at receiver, on barrel at muzzle, and on barrel band, bottom of wrist, left wrist, and left side of stock.
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 U.S. Coast Guard Supply Center
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group