Washington Printing Office Pamphlet No. 1917
Revised January 16th, 1918
Format: 62 pages with plates
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United States Rifle, Cal .30, Model 1917 Manual
This manual was scanned at 300 dpi and saved in uncompressed .tff format before conversion to PDF file format, so the pages are as clear as possible and blow up (zoom larger) very well. This manual is the description and rules for the management of the United States Rifle, Cal .30, Model 1903. It is an official Washington government printing office pamphlet No. 1917 and was originally printed in 1917, with this second printing in 1918. It covers all aspects of operating and handling the Model 1917 rifle, including stripping and assembling, ammunition, bayonet, ballistic charts and performance, as well as repair diagnostics. It also includes a detailed Springfield drawn technical blueprint for the Model 1917 "Packing Chest".
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