Springfield rifle

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The term Springfield Rifle may refer to any one of several types of small arms produced by the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the United States armed forces.

In modern usage, the term "Springfield rifle" most commonly refers to the Springfield Model 1903.

There were also numerous limited production, experimental, marksmanship, and sporting rifles produced by the Springfield Armory which are referred to as "Springfield rifles".

Some examples of the smoothbore Springfield Model 1842 musket that were later modified with rifling and used during the American Civil War may also be referred to as "Springfield rifles".

The Krag-Jørgensen, M-1 Garand and M-14 rifles are not typically referred to as "Springfield rifles", even though they were rifles manufactured by the Springfield Armory for the U.S. military.


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