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NIArms M1903 Springfield Rifles
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Animation, Sound, Weapon
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Jan 4, 2016 @ 4:43am
Mar 7 @ 3:27am
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NIArms M1903 Springfield Rifles

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==Source Files - Available here [] ==

The Model of 1903 Springfield Rifle is an odd branch of firearms history, in that, it's one of the only legally citable cases of plajorism and Intellectual property theft comitted by a Nation's Federal Arsenal in the 20th century. The Springfield Model 1903 came out of the US Army's need for a new infantry rifle to replace the M1892 Springfield Krag Rifles. While theoretically fine rifles, the Krag ran afoul of it's loading gate mechanism in combat, in particular the Spanish-American War made it's cumbersome nature prominent against the Spanish Mausers(notably The Battle for San Juan Hill). In the aftermath of the war, the US Army and Navy went straight to the throat of the problem and began a massive modernisation project, and the keystone for the infantryman was the adoption of a new rifle, to be deveolped by the Springfield National Armoury. One capable of firing more capable rounds expected of rifles of 1900, and was less cumbersome to feed and operate in combat. The rifle's developement took beneficial design elements from the Krag Rifles and overlayed with the feed mechanics of Mauser pattern action. The first offering, the 1901,was turned away by the Army,but it only took them a year to revise the design to a level of satisfaction. The 1903 incorporated further design elements from deconstructed Spanish Model 93 Mausers, that despite fundemental differences in operation (notably the Two-piece firing pin of the Krag versus the Mauser's one), Mauser Werke successfully litigated the US Government for US$250,000 un-adjusted for inflation and won.

The A1 of 1929 model incorprated two significant changes to the rifle from the stock 1903, or 1903 Mk1 - the rifles were fitted with "C" Stocks (stocks with a more pistol-like grip behind the trigger), and the complete omission of support for the Pedersen device. Of worthy note too, the 1903A1s used by the USMC for sniper roles were built off commercial match-grade(1903NM) receivers and barrels.
Though the Springfield M1903A1 was officially retired by the Army in 1939, the USMC continued using these specifically through WW2 as a service rifle and into Vietnam as a sniper's rifle, in limited capacity. Additonally, during WW2, New-manufacture Springfields were built by Remington and Smith-Corona for the Army as A3 and A4s, though both contracts ceased with WW2-VD.

This pack has two examples of M1903A1 - A standard-issue M1903A1, and a M1903A1 with Unertl 8x Scope.

Additional notes-
- Supports ACE Ballistics. M1903A1s have
- While it's not a dependency of the Springfields, I highly, HIGHLY reccommend running this with Kerc's Weapon Eventhandleer Framework ( I designed this mod with the use of it in mind, BUT it can run without it. Please show some love and use it

This weapon set was made possible by the generosity of the people who're backing this through Patreon.
If you'd like to see more of this stuff ,why not pitch in a couple of bucks? Through Patreon [] If you can't or don't want to, no hard feelings.
CapWindow Mar 16, 2022 @ 7:07pm 
1) if i have this weapon equipped, it doesn't let me use medkits or anything else like that, it just says 'busy' on bottom of screen
2) more weapons like this would be great
Zam Jan 13, 2022 @ 8:00pm 
I have an error where it says something about the magazines/ammo not working. Anyone know any issues/ I can't shoot the weapon.
Kyle Jan 9, 2022 @ 5:59pm 
Is there any way I could pay you guys to make a browning 1917a1 machinegun? Im serious about this offer
SlumDoc Jan 9, 2021 @ 2:01am 
Weapon doesn't show up anywhere in game? Only NI Arms weapon that doesn't work.
Zevana Oct 2, 2020 @ 2:28pm 
Plz make a Mauser senpai
Aceofthesky1 May 4, 2020 @ 11:09am 
I cant find the assets in game, what may I be doing wrong? I unloaded all other mods except dependencies to ensure there was no conflict, anyone got an idea of why I can't access them?
outwardpanicjoe Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:41am 
anyone consider making a Krag Jørgensen
TheGhosT29 Aug 31, 2019 @ 10:29pm 
karabiner 98 k please :D
The Ultimate Life Form Mar 3, 2019 @ 1:17am 
i would love more WW2 rifles this is amazing the animations are beautiful
🎀Hara🎀 Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:01am