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The Springfield Rifle Nomenclature- US rifle, caliber 30, model 1903A3 is a demilitarized, magazine fed, manually operated, air cooled, bolt action, shoulder weapon.

Characteristics:

  • Clip: 5 rounds
  • Cooling: Air
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2700 ft/s
  • Maximum Effective Range: 600 yards
  • Maximum Range: 3500 yards
  • Chamber Pressure: 50,000 psi
  • Barrel Length: 24 in
  • Overall Length: 43.5 in
  • Bore Diameter: .308 in

Weights:

  • Unloaded: 9.2 lbs
  • Loaded: 9.8 lbs
  • Unloaded with Bayonet:10.2 lbs
  • Loaded with Bayonet: 10.8 lbs

Cycle of Operations:

  1. Feeding
  2. Chambering
  3. Locking
  4. Firing
  5. Unlocking
  6. Extraction
  7. Ejection
  8. Cooling