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SHS 28 – Springfield 1903 MK1

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we have a 1903 Springfield rifle. But not just any 1903. A MK1. What is that you ask? With a little hyperbole it is as follows… Imagine The United States War Department’s super secret weapon that was so effective and revolutionary, that by the summer of 1919, allied forces were going to …

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Pedersen Device 1903 Rifle

So today I ran across something at my favorite FFL that I have never, ever, ever seen before. A 1903 Springfield that has been specifically built, and cut, to accept a Pedersen Device. The US Army called this model of rifle the 1903 MKI.  What is the Pedersen Device you ask? It was a top secret program by the US …

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POTD — Korean Era 1903 with Unertl Scope

This photo was presented to me as being taken during the Korean War. I have not looked too deeply to verify that info because for my purposes that isn’t necessary. On my long-term “fantasy sniper” list is to get a 1903 reproduction and drop a Unertl style scope on it. Why? Because it’s cool, that’s why.   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com …

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1903 “Air Service” Springfield with 20 Round Magazine

At Camp Perry this year, I saw probably the weirdest 1903 I will ever lay my eyes on. Looked like a regular 1903 but someone had attached a 20 round extended magazine! At the time, I was convinced it was some kind of kitchen-table gunsmith job. I’ve seen some similar conversions in Europe involving G3 magazines. Right now I don’t …