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Encyclopedia > Springfield rifle

The term Springfield Rifle may refer to any one of several types of small arms produced by the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the United States armed forces.

In modern usage, the term "Springfield rifle" most commonly refers to the Springfield Model 1903

  • Springfield Model 1855 Rifled Musket
  • Springfield Model 1861 Rifled Musket
  • Springfield Model 1863 Rifled Musket
  • Springfield Model 1865 breechloader
  • Springfield Model 1866 rifles "Second Allins"
  • Springfield Model 1868 "Trapdoor Springfield"
  • Springfield Model 1869
  • Springfield Model 1870 "Trapdoor Springfield"
  • Springfield Model 1872 the "Rolling Block Springfield"
  • Springfield Model 1873 "Trapdoor Springfield"
  • Springfield Model 1875 Officer's rifle
  • Springfield Model 1877 carbine
  • Springfield Model 1880 Triangular rod bayonet rifles
  • Springfield Model 1882 Short Rifle
  • Springfield Model 1884 Rifle
  • Springfield Model 1886 24" Carbine
  • Springfield Model 1888 Round rod bayonet rifles

There were also numerous limited production, experimental, marksmanship, and sporting rifles produced by the Springfield Armory which are referred to as "Springfield rifles".

Some examples of the smoothbore Springfield Model 1842 musket that were later modified with rifling and used during the American Civil War may also be referred to as "Springfield rifles".

The Krag-Jørgensen, M-1 Garand and M-14 rifles are not typically referred to as "Springfield rifles", even thought they were rifles manufactured by the Springfield Armory for the U.S. military.

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Springfield 1903 rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3352 words)
The Springfield 1903 rifle (designation United States Rifle, Caliber.30, Model 1903; also known as the M1903 Rifle or simply the M1903) is a bolt action rifle of the United States of the 20th century.
After the end of World War I, several thousand unserviceable Springfield rifles were collected from the field and re-assembled from their interchangeable parts, some at ordnance depots in France, and others stateside.
The rifle was used by the U.S. military only in the opening years of the war, however, before being phased out in favor of the M1 Garand.
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