Rock Island Rifle Model 1903, The
C.S. Ferris (Forward by Scott Duff)
Manufacturer part number: 1-888722-11-8
Examines, in depth, all aspects of this most interesting '03 variant. Differences between the Rock Island and Springfield '03 rifles are examined in detail. Chapters are devoted to the history of Rock Island Arsenal, it's first M1903 rifle production period (1904-1913), early alterations, its second rifle production period (WWI), post war events, barrel date/serial number correlation, production numbers, the 1919 National Match rifles, final inspectors (cartouches), bayonets, scabbards, slings, marksmanship badges, and the Rock Island Arsenal Museum. 187pp.