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Gun Data of the Day – Day 27

Now, for something a little older – the M1903 Springfield rifle:

Weight 3.94 kg (8.7 lb)
Length 1,097 mm (43.2 in)
Barrel length 610 mm (24 in)

Cartridge .30-03; .30-06 Springfield
Action Bolt action
Rate of fire 20-30 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 854 metres per second (2,800 ft/s)
Effective firing range 914 metres (2,999 ft)
Maximum firing range 5,029 metres (5,500 yd) with .30 M1 Ball cartridge
Feed system 5-round stripper clip, 25-round (Air Service variant) internal box magazine
Sights Flip-up rear sight graduated to 2,500 metres (2,700 yd), barleycorn-type front sight
M1903A3: Aperture rear sight, barleycorn-type front sight
Blade type Bayonet
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