A classic bolt-action rifle chambered in the and it’s variants served in the U.S military from World War I up until the Vietnam War. Replaced by the more familiar Garand, the series served as a very capable sniper rifle.
Marines on the beach of Guadalcanal with bolt-action Springfield rifles, August The Marines were mainly armed with World War I weapons while the U. Army received new weapons such as the Garand semi-automatic rifle.
The United States Army in Britain: Final preparations for D Day. Beneath the prophetic lettering on the canvas of his tent ('This is it' and 'Worry here'), Private Clyde N Dunkle from Pennsylvania cleans his Springfield rifle.