- Action: Bolt Action
- Length: 44"
- Barrel Length: 24"
- Weight: 8.7lbs
- Cartridge: .30.06 Springfield
- Muzzle Velocity: 2,700ft/s
- Effective Range: 600 yds
- Capacity: 5 round internal box magazine
- US Service: 1903-1957
The M1903 rifle would make its debut in the Philippines Islands and would be used extensively throughout the entire Philippine Campaigns (1902-1914).
|One of the first and early model M1903 Rifles produced. Equiped for the Rod Bayonet, which was deemed a flimsy contraption.|
|Pres. Roosevelt remarked, "I must say I think the rod bayonet about as poor an invention as I ever saw." A week after Roosevelts remarks, production of the rod bayonet models were completely ceased. |
|Moro Scouts with M1903 rifles. |
Note the unique Bolo bayonets designated for the Philippines.