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Springfield rifle

noun

  1. a single-shot, breechloading .45-caliber rifle used by the U.S. Army from 1867 to 1893.
  2. Also called Springfield 1903. a bolt-operated, magazine-fed, .30-caliber rifle adopted by the U.S. Army in 1903 and used during World War I.
  3. a single-shot, muzzleloading rifle of .58-inch caliber, used by the Union Army during the Civil War.


Springfield rifle

noun

  1. a magazine-fed bolt-action breech-loading .30 calibre rifle formerly used by the US Army


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Springfield rifle1

After Springfield, Mass., site of a federal armory that made the rifles
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Springfield rifle1

from Springfield , Massachusetts

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