Rifle As A Unit

General Inspect the rifle for general appearance, the metal parts for scratches, shiny spots, rust, and wear, and the wooden parts for condition and mutilation. Inspect heads of screws for burs. Check float of barrel par. 45 a and functioning of magazine spring and follower. Test complete action of rifle mechanism with clip of dummy cartridges. b. Headspace Headspace is determined by use of the headspace gages and field test bolt The points of wear determined by these gages are shown in...

Replacing Mount Base Rifle Ma

The mount base of this rifle is alined and leveled with respect to the bore line of the rifle to which it is assembled at manufacture, and should not be removed except for repair. If necessary to replace base on account of wear in the front mount ring mounting recess, or other damage, the new base must be leveled with respect to the bore line of the rifle. Lateral alinement of the base is fixed by the position of the screw holes in base and receiver for each barrel and receiver...

Maintenance And Repair

General Tools for maintenance and Bolt group Floor plate group Rifles M1903 and 1903A1 44 Stock Barrel group Receiver group Bayonet M1905 Bayonet Ml Bayonet scabbard Bayonet scabbard M1910 Bayonet scabbard M7 Gun slings M1907 and Ml, and front sight cover 53 Bore sighting, rifle Parallax adjustment of telescopic sight M73B1 Weaver No. 330 C Placing reticle of telescopic sight Replacing mount base, rifle M1903A4 Adjusting mount rings on telescopic Care, cleaning, and lubrication Care of...

Care Of Telescopic Sight

Care, cleaning, and oiling of the telescopic sight used on the Rifle M1903A4 is explained in detail in TM 9-270. Care of materiel in below freezing Care of materiel under extreme high temperatures 62 Cleaning materiel received from Preparing materiel for Packing materiel for shipment or Defense against chemical attack, and decontamination of materiel 61. CARE OF MATERIEL IN BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES, a. Special care, cleaning, and lubrication of the rifle is necessary for its proper...

General

Maintenance and repair of the rifles covered in this manual, and their appendages and accessories, consists primarily of replacement of worn or broken parts. These parts are listed in SNL B-3, and symbols are used to indicate whether they are supplied for replacement purposes to the using arms, ordnance maintenance companies, field service shops, or other ordnance establishments. For detailed instructions on disassembly and assembly of this materiel, refer to section II of this manual b....

Bayonet M

Nicks and burs on metal parts should be smoothed with a fine grained sharpening ston . Burs and scratches on wood grips should be smoothed with a fine flat file. The point of the blade should be kept serviceably sharp. Dents in edges of blade can often be peened out before smoothing. b. Loose Rivet in Guard. Peen rivets or punch out and replace with new rivets and peen file heads flush with fine flat file. Take care not to make a shiny spot on guard, which may reflect light....

A Gun Sling Ml

1 Dried-out Dead Leather When straps become dried out, as indicated by light cracking or stiffness, a thorough cleaning with SOAP, saddle, will help condition the leather. A thick lather of soap should be worked well into the leather and rinsed off with clean water. Polish briskly with dry, clean CLOTH, wiping. If this treatment does not soften the leather, apply a very light coating of OIL, neat's-foot. 2 Scratches and Gouges. When straps become rough from leather picked up by scratches,...

Inspection

General Inspection report Tools for inspection Rifle as a Bolt group Floor plate, magazine spring, and follower group 30 Stock Barrel group Receiver Telescopic sight group rifle M1903A4 Bayonet M1905 Bayonet Ml Bayonet scabbard Bayonet scabbard Bayonet scabbard M7 Gun slings M1907 and Ml, and front sight cover 40 a Inspection is for the purpose of determining the condition of the materiel and whether repairs or adjustments are required to insure serviceability. b. Before inspection is begun,...

Bayonet Scabbard M fig

Inspect scabbard as a unit for appearance, general condition, fit and retention on bayonfet, ease of bayonet withdrawal, and looseness of components. b. Body Cover. Check body cover for condition, cuts, or deep abrasions. Check reinforce leather tip for looseness on body cover due to ripped stitches, cuts, or abrasions, and for condition of leather. Check drain eyelet for security in body and for stoppage and burred flange. c Mouthpiece. Check mouthpiece top for looseness...

Cutoff At Off Position

Locking Lugs 1903 Springfield

Figur 22 - Safety at SAFi and Cut-off at Off Figur 22 - Safety at SAFi and Cut-off at Off figure 23 - Safety at READY and Cut-off at ON bolt completes the compression of the mainspring, seats the cartridge in the chamber, and in single loading forces the hook of the extractor into the groove of the cartridge case. c In loading from the magazine, the hook of the extractor, Figvre 25 Camming System A Section Through Forward End of Receiver and Rear End of Barrel Vertical View rounded at its lower...

A Telescopic Sight Group Rifle MA

1903 Springfield Floor Plate Assembly

1 Remove the right lateral adjusting screw from the mount base fig- 34 . 2 Grasp the sight just to rear of front mount ring and swing rear end away from receiver bolt handle side until sight is at right angles figure 37 - Followers of M1903 and M1903A3 Types to receiver fig. 34 shows sight partially dismounted . 3 Lift sight straight up from mount base. 4 Thread right lateral adjusting screw into mount base to prevent loss. CAUTION Do not disturb Jeff lateral adjusting screw, as it is staked...

ECare and Cleaning of Bayonet Bayonet Scabbard and Gun Sling

The bayonet should be cleaned and then wiped with slightly oiled CLOTH, wiping, care being taken not to use enough oil to allow transfer to the scabbard. Use OIL, lubricating, preservative. special. 2 Bayonet Scabbard. The bayonet scabbard may be washed on the outside with water and castile soap, rinsed with clean water, and dried. The mouth and hooks should then be wiped with slightly oiled CLOTH, wiping, care being taken not to get oil on the fabric cover Scabbard Ml910 . Use OIL,...

A General

1 The parallax of the Telescopic Sight M73B1 Weaver No. 330 C is adjusted by backward and forward movement of the reticle cross hairs attached to the adjustment plate on the sight. Parallax is adjusted at manufacture for 25 yards and beyond, and the plate screwed firmly in place. The plate should never be moved nor the screws allowed to become loose except when adjustment is found to be necessary. If parallax develops, it will cause the cross hairs to become blurred when the target image is in...

Disassembly And Assembly

General Removal of groups from Reinstallation of groups in Bolt group, Bolt group, Floor plate, magazine spring, and follower group disassembly 11 Floor plate, magazine spring, and follower group assembly. . 12 Stock group, Stock group, Barrel group, Barrel group, Receiver group, Receiver group, Bayonet M1905, Bayonet M1905, Bayonet Ml, Bayonet Ml, Telescopic sight rifie M1903A4 , Telescopic sight rifle M1903A4 , a. As the four ri es covered in this manual are basically the same, disassembly...

Standard Nomenclature Lists

Cleaning, preserving and lubricating materials recoil fluids special oils, and miscellaneous Soldering, brazing and welding material, gases Ammunition, rifle, carbine, and automatic gun. . SNL T-l Bayonets and their scabbards SNL B-8 Rifles, U. S caL .30, M1903, M1903A1, M1903A3, and M1903A4 Snipers SNL B-3

B Bore Sighting

1 With the rifle fully unloaded, and sight set at zero windage and 100 yards elevation, as explained in TM 9-720, remove the bolt from the rifle. 2 Place the rifle on a solid rest and, looking through the bore, aline the center of the bore with a point about 100 yards distant. 3 Without shifting the rifle, look through the sight and shift the rear end by means of the lateral adjustment screws until the vertical windage cross hair of the reticle passes through the point of aim. 4 Tighten both...

Bayonet Ms Assembly fig

Remove Bolt Springfield 1903

A Insert scabbard catch spring in well in blade handle just to rear of guard. b Insert small end of scabbard catch into well to bear on spring, with hook of catch projecting forward through slot in guard. e. Press scabbard catch against spring and insert small end of bayonet catch, from left, through hole in scabbard catch. Push bayo- ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE - U.S. RIFLES, CAL. .30, Ml903, M1903A1, Ml903A3 AND M1903A4 SCREW - A1527 31 CRIP - C64037 ESCUTCHEON - A152645 SPRING - B147063' Figure 59...

Springfield M1903

Rifle Caliber

Rifle, col. .30, MI90341 With Bayonet MI90S and Sling Ml907 flura 3 - U.S. Rifle, coJ. .30, M1903 A3 With Bayonet MI and Siing MI907 Rifle, caL .30, M1903 fig. 1 , This rifle, generally known as the Springfield rifle, has been in service for many years. Subsequently a pistol grip type stock replaced the straight grip type stock and, with the rifle so modified, the designation was changed to U. L Rifle, caL .30, M1903A1 fig. 2 . Later, the Rifle Ml903 was modified in...

M19 Springfield

Rifle Scope Repair Manuals

This Technical Manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for disassembly, assembly, inspection, maintenance, and repair of the materiel listed below. Additional descriptive matter and illustrations are included to aid in providing a complete working knowledge of the materiel. These instructions are supplementary to those in Field Manuals and Technical Manuals prepared for the using arms- Rifle, U. S., cal. .30,...