Reproduction of official handbook for the standard US rifle of World War I. Well illustrated, with information on all parts, tools, care and ammunition.

Reprinted from the U.S. Army Ordnance Department’s original WWI publication for soldiers in combat.

This is a must book for the Military Firearms Collector, Military Match Rifle Shooter, and Springfield 1903-A3 rifle owner.

The U.S. magazine rifle, model of 1903, .30-06 caliber, was the standard rifle issued to the troops during the Great War. At that time, a handbook was given out to combat soldiers containing the description and rules for management of the model 1903.

The U.S. Rifle Model 1903 .30 Caliber Official Handbook offered here is a reproduction of the original WW I handbook.

It contains detailed and exhaustive information on all 105 component parts of the Model 1903, assembly, accessories, use, maintenance, repair, cartridges, firing, and accuracy. It also features many very thorough Ballistic Tables taking into consideration wind drift, trajectory, etc.

You will also find; “Barrel, Front Sight Fixed Stud, Bayonet, Bayonet Blade and Guard, Bolt – Extractor Collar, Butt Plate, Cut-Off – Spindle – Spring, Ejector – Pin, Firing Pin – Cocking Piece, Front Sight – Sight Pin, Floor Plate, Guard – Floor Plate Catch.” 

This Vintage Rifle Handbook  measures 9″ long and 6″ wide. 

Softcover, 68 pages, illustrated. 

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs

Year published

1979 Reprint


Pioneer Press