Clark S. Campbell. 348 pages. 8½" x 11". Hardbound. This newest edition includes all the information from the author’s 1957, 1971 and 1994 books, The ’03 Springfield, The ’03 Springfields and The ’03 Era. This version has been enriched by loads of information, much of it previously classified, from the National Archives. Includes verified data on all models, .22 and .30 caliber, standard and special-purpose, of the U.S. M1903 Springfield and the prototypes that led to them. Also included is information on U.S.M.C. sniper rifles of WWII and Korea, Remington and Smith & Corona rifle production by month, and Springfield Armory Annual Reports and CO’s correspondence refining all SA production figures. The development of the cartridges for this fine rifle is covered as well with valuable info on the National- and International-Match variations with complete details of NM rifles from 1921 on. Greatly expanded and complete coverage of Final Inspector’s marks, particularly marks on reconditioned arms. From there the book moves to sporterizing the ’03, so there’s something for everyone, from military historian to hunters and shooters.
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