Posted 4 months ago
Marx Springfield Model 1903 Cap Gun
This is a Springfield model 1903. I believe it's missing a bayonet? Has a little storage compartment on the right..maybe to store caps? You pull the bolt back and let go to fire a cap.
My sister found this at a garage sale. Knowing I love my guns, she bought it for me..she paid $3!
SPRINGFIELD .30 to .30-06
Initially, the 1903 Springfield was chambered in a new .30-03 caliber. The cartridge employed a rimless, necked-down case with a 220-grain round-nosed bullet that left the muzzle of the 24-inch barrel at some 2,300 feet-per-second (fps).
Though the round was certainly adequate for military work, when the Germans adopted a superior pointed spitzer bullet in 1904, the Americans followed suit with their own version that had a 150-grain cupro-nickel-jacketed bullet that boosted the older round's velocity by some 400 fps. The famed .30-06 was born. Existing guns were altered, and all new ones were chambered in the updated round."
TEDDY SAY, "NO CRAPP JUNK!"
"Also, the original 1903 Springfield was equipped with a integral rod bayonet. President Theodore Roosevelt took one look at the flimsy setup, had a fit, and the guns were altered with a shorter stock and more traditional front band that incorporated a stud for a 16-inch-bladed knife Bayonet."