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Classic Guns: The M1903 Springfield Rifle

Designed in 1900, revised in 1901 and 1902, and formally drafted into service in 1903, the ’03 Springfield—or more officially, United States Rifle, Caliber .30, Model 1903—marked a turning point in the way the Army viewed the infantry rifle.

Classic Guns: Winchester Model 1897 'Trench Gun'

Imagine a firearm so powerful that it was protested as a violation of war conventions. In reality, it was a pump-action Winchester shotgun: the Model 1897 "Trench Gun."

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