Book Review: The 1903 Springfield Rifle

Today we’re looking at three different books on the 1903 Springfield rifle. Which one is best for you? That depends on what you’re looking for…

If you want a good reference book, I recommend Canfields’s:

If your interest is more focused on shooting and competition, you will be better off with Campbell’s work:

However, if you really want to have everything, Brophy’s book is only $10 more (and actually less, if you buy a used copy) than Canfield and has pretty much everything conceivable about the Springfield:


  1. My recommendation is definitely Brophy’s book. If you are after the technical and historical facts, you will not be disappointed.

  2. Excellent review, Ian. We currently offer Canfield’s book on our website,, along with hundreds of other militaria and firearms reference books.

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