All were essentially boltaction service rifles that were pressed into sniper service, except for a. First this is the most common pictured a5 sniper in all sniper books. It also remained in service as a sniper rifle during world war ii, the korean war, and even in the early stages of the vietnam war. Buy a discounted paperback of marine sniper online from australias leading online bookstore. Dec 04, 2016 hey guys, today were going to take a look at the m1903 which is one of the best maximim range snipers in bf1. It first appeared in 1943 and carried a weaver 330 scope, mounted on a drilled and tapped redfield base that was created specifically for the gun.
Born of the marine corps elite national match rifle teams, the story of the national match m1903 and m1903a1 unertl sniper rifle are one and the same as it was from the former that the. Its intersting to note that these rifles are total bubba jobs. It is a mauserstyle turnbolt action with a 24 barrel, 5round staggeredcolumn box magazine contained within the stock, and straightgrip singlepiece stock. He is the author of the critically acclaimed military classics marine sniper and silent warrior, which first chronicled the exploits of usmc sniper carlos hathcock. All were essentially boltaction service rifles that were pressed into sniper service, except for a few 98ks that were specially made up as sniper rifles. The m1903a1unertl combination was issued to marine snipers during world war ii. Straight stocks on marine 1941 1903a1 sniper rifles. And you even find a few marine 1903 service rifles with that punch mark on the rail as well.
This piece was written by joe poyer, author of the book collecting the american sniper rifle 1900 to 1945. The m1c sniper rifle with m82 sight was reasonably effective from 400600 yards, but not beyond. Ask any marine about the corps greatest snipers and a flurry of. Usmc m1903a1 springfield sniper rifle allied weapons.
Mar 21, 2011 the russian pe and pu sniper rifles with their 3. Marine sniper, 93 confirmed kills by charles henderson booktopia. The sniper rifle of choice in wwii and korea, is the brickarms m1093 springfield usmc sniper rifle is a legend of balance and power in the hands of your minifig. There are a number of documented and authentic marine corps sniper rifles with unertl 8x scopes, generally known as the m1941 sniper rifle. James river armory 1942 usmc sniper, nib, this piece is unbelievable. I was doing some research and noticed this m1903a3 manufactured by smith corona has a tapped screw hole under the rear site mount for the m73b1 and orweaver 330c scope. An absolutely beautiful restoration of this classic rifle, r for sale by indianalex01 on gunsamerica 982722141. Usmc m1903a1 springfield sniper rifle the m1903 springfield, formally the united states rifle, caliber. Plus long distance engagements dont come quite as often as they did back in bf4. Marine corps selection of sniper rifles was made after testfiring the rifles. In 1960, the first of the marine corps scout snipers graduated from the hawaian twoweek school one of which was a private hathcock at this time there was no official issued sniper rifle and it was a case of whatever the local armours had at hand this inevitably meant leftovers and. M1903 springfield marine a5 sniper variant snipers hide forum.
M1903 springfield internet movie firearms database. Remington m1903a4 snipers production data and serial. Traits of a usmc or marine rebuilt m1903 with pictures. The fundamentals will take readers from author frank gallis beginnings as a marine scout sniper to his presentday job as a marksmanship instructor as he guides new shooters on their journey toward longrange shooting excellence. By the end of production sa was drilling these at the factory and all remingt. Remington m1903a4 snipers production data and serial number. The marine corps began world war ii with less than 66,000 officers and men. No other marine sniper in vietnam had more confirmed kills of viet cong. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. The seller has pictured a stock set for an a3 while stating that it comes with an 03 top hand guard instead of the a3 hand guard. The springfield m1903 was the first service rifle to be adopted by all branches of the united states armed forces.
Sniper sunday m1903 the long range rifle battlefield 1. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author. Battlefield 4 attachement system was perfect, but they had to ruin it. Smith corona m1903a3s as snipers m1903 springfield. Andrew stolinski found these pics in the national archives in a 1923 telescopic musket sight report for the us army. Hathcock said in a book written about his career as a sniper. Need source for marines front sight for 1903a3 bill bentz makes the repo usmc sights.
He is also the author of marshalling the faithful, goodnight saigon, jungle rules, and the fictional jack valentine marine sniper series. Tells the exciting true story of sergeant carlos hathcock, a legendary marine sniper in the vietnam war. During that time, we have manufactured only the best products to give the we have dedicated shooter the confidence needed to win at every level of competition. Brickarms us m1903 usmc sniper rifle ww1 ww2 lego minifigure. Put me and this sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of adolf with a clear line of sight, pack your bags, fellas wars over. The winchester a5 scope was vastly superior, but obviated the use of stripper clips. A friend of mine who was a marine scoutsniper on guadalcanal carried a nm 03 with a winchester a5 scope.
It was basically detailing all the potention snipertarget variants that were out there. Dec 02, 2015 the winchester a5 scope was vastly superior, but obviated the use of stripper clips. M1903 sniper an american boltaction rifle firing a low drag projectile, excellent for very long ranges. As noted this would not be a combat position as he is too exposed. This is on page 168 in the us marine corps scout sniper. Developed to replace the model 1892 kragjorgensen rifle, the model 1903 springfield was a fiveshot boltaction rifle that introduced the. History of the m1903a1 sniper rifle survival directory. That was a sa thing, and the marines didnt mark theirs. If you would like to explore the model 1903a4 and other u. This initial production utilized the metal components of 1047 national match rifles that had been segregated in usmc rifle team. The rifle is all correct and original configuration.
View profile view forum posts private message gold bullet member join date dec 1969 posts 2,210. There was a high demand, that could not be filled, for telescopic sniper rifles. M1903 springfield marine a5 sniper variant snipers hide. M1903 marksman and sniper battlefield 1 message board for. M1903 marksman and sniper battlefield 1 message board. Just to nit pick, the marines never used them on 03a3s for two reasons, first, they had switched back to the narrow sight by the time the 03a3 was developed.
M1903 springfield internet movie firearms database guns. No, none of the marine star guaged barrels are marked. The s in the circle was sedgelys manufacturers mark. Springfield usmc m1903a1 sniper rifle w unertl 8x usmc. Several versions of the 1903 springfield were used as sniper rifles, the most common of which was the 1903a4.
This marine sniper left vietnam with 103 confirmed kills military times. A retired marine sniper explains the fundamentals of long range, precision rifle shooting. Charles henderson is a veteran of more than twentythree years in the united states marine corps, with a distinguished career spanning from vietnam to the gulf war, after which he retired as a chief warrant officer. Usmc m1903a1 springfield sniper rifle allied weapons zy. The m1903a4 was a specifically designed sniper rifle that came as a result of early u. I keep on trying to find marines who saw the m1952 sniper. The us marine corps utilized the m1903a1 with a scope added as their standard sniper rifle during world war ii. The date and location was never detailed in any books, as they said it was unidentified. No reserve heres one of the holy grails for the wwii military arms collector. If anyone has anything to add, go ahead and add it. The model 1903 springfield rifle and its variations, is the fifteenth book in the north cape publication s for collectors only series for beginning and advanced firearm s collectors and the twentythird book on their list. M1903 marine sniper rifle i would like to know which of the unertl scopes would fit on it. Is the main stock sections interchangeable between an 03, a1 and a3, the only difference being the top hand guard. Browse a new selection of discounted kindle books each month.
Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. Smith corona m1903a3s as snipers posted in m1903 springfield series of rifles ref. Ive had many people on this sight ask me about traits of a marine rebuilt m1903 rifle. Birthplace of the creedmoor round, creedmoor sports has been serving the precision rifle shooting community for over 40 years. This book is for anyone looking for a book that shows the thoughts of someone who is about to stop the heartbeat of another living person for the prosperity of their.
The scope glint is so large it might as well be a shoot over here sign. When the korean war broke out, the marines were once again in an uncertain spot in regards to sniper rifles, and sniping in general. Yet despite suffering 10 per cent of the overall american casualties, the marines were able to build on their proud traditions and history to transform a small branch of service into a premier combined arms amphibious assault force. For those that do not know or have not heard of carlos hathcock, this would probably not be a book. Regardless of its expansion by 750 percent, the corps was able to maintain its sense of. The infantry board and the ordanance department conducted an evaluation and recommended that the weaver 2. I think they were gone a lot earlier than what the books say. Other snipers have written books or had books written about them.
Which i imagine it was some sort of targeting mark or possibly even just a receiver hardening test i have a lot of unpublished original documents from the marine sniper program in wwii and korea. Aug 31, 2017 we unlocked the sniper and it is insane. Remington 1903a3 a4 sniper rifle ww2 legacy collectibles. Straight stocks on marine 1941 1903a1 sniper rifles archive. Its an interview with colonel walsh who they say was an integral part of the marine sniper program during its formative stages in wwii. The m1903a1 springfield and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors. A documented usmc m1903a1 rifle collectors have often speculated on the sorts of features which are likely to indicate a rifle used by the u. The most iconic sniper rifle of the second world war, the usmc m1903a1 8x unertl equipped sniper rifle was the backbone of marine snipers in wwii and korea. The marine in the famous korean war photograph is 1st lt. A barrel with just the circles and date is an army contract barrel. Lyman 48 receiver sights used to adjust the fixed tube a5 scope like a micrometer. They were not sniper barrels, just service rifle replacements.
Army standard sniper rifle of world war ii was the springfield m1903a4, made by remington. The rifle receiver is serial numbered 341xxxx which puts this rifle within the first production run of m1903a4 snipers. However, the m1903 springfield remained in service as a standard issue infantry rifle during world war ii, since the u. Apr 07, 2014 ive had many people on this sight ask me about traits of a marine rebuilt m1903 rifle. The model 1903 springfield rifle and its variations, 4th. Collectors have often speculated on the sorts of features which are likely to indicate a rifle used by the u. Fred fees, who had been a forward air controller, but became a sniper after picking up his rifle in the field. Like, comment, and subscribe if you enjoyed the video. The explosive true story of sergeant carlos hathcock, a legendary marine sniper in the vietnam war. With most of the korean peninsula covered by a complicated array of hills and ridges, much of the action necessarily took place between those ridges, especially after the war had settled into a static defense of fortified positions. The sniper, known only as the cobra, had already killed several marines and was believed to have been sent specifically to kill. Sometimes called the m1941 sniper rifle, this weapon was developed early in wwii and combined an accurized m1903a1 national match rifle with a j.426 67 855 1347 1372 71 696 1142 791 420 366 370 137 1101 672 645 1424 221 24 164 198 1295 984 535 1526 580 974 97 1464 219 790 852 644 1261 581 418 806 892 12 254