SPRINGFIELD ARMORY US MODEL 1903 RIFLE SERIAL NUMBER RANGES

(Including Rock Island Arsenal, Remington, and Smith-Corona production)

 

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY PRODUCTION OF MODEL 1903

[Dated by calendar year: January December]

 

1903‑1‑16000

1904‑16001‑67000

1905‑67001‑119000

1906‑119001‑269450

1907‑269451‑337861

1908‑337862‑358084

1909‑358085‑398275

1910‑398276‑456375

1911‑456376‑502045

1912‑502046‑531520

1913‑531521‑570560

1914‑570561‑595600

1915‑595601‑620120

1916‑620121‑632825

1917‑632826‑761757

1918‑761758‑1055091

1919‑1055092‑1162500

1920‑1162501‑1211299

1921‑1211300‑1239640

1922‑1239641‑1252386

1923‑1252387‑1261486

1924‑1261487‑1267100

1925‑1267101‑1270300

1926‑1270301‑1274764

1927‑1274765‑1285265

1928‑1285266‑1305900

1929‑1305901‑1338405

1930‑1338406‑1369760

1931‑1369761‑1404025

1932‑1404026‑1425933

1933‑1425934‑1441811

1934‑1441812‑1491531

1935‑1491532‑1496022

1936‑PRODUCTION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

1937‑1496023‑1510387

1938‑1939‑1510388‑1532878

Total: 1340000.

Introduction of improved heat treatment at SN800000

Introduction of nickel steel at SN1275767.

 

RIA PRODUCTION OF MODEL 1903

 

1903‑1‑7500

1904‑7501‑16000

1905‑16001‑28000

1906‑28001‑75000

1907‑75001‑130000

1908‑130001‑165000

1909‑165001‑178000

1910‑178001‑201000

1911‑201001‑210634

1912‑210635‑217801

1913‑217802‑234830

1914‑PRODUCTION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

1915‑PRODUCTION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

1916‑PRODUCTION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

1917‑234831‑257061

1918‑257062‑326935

1919‑326936‑348414

TOTAL: 346000

 

Introduction of improved heat treatment at SN285507.

Introduction of nickel steel at SN319921.

 

REMINGTON ARMS PRODUCTION OF M1903, 1903A3, 1903A4

 

1942‑3000001‑3348085 (M1903)

1942‑3348086‑3607999 (M1903A3)

1942‑3708000‑4707999 (M1903A3)

1942‑4992001‑5784000 (M1903A3)

1943‑3407088‑3427087 (M1903A4)

1943‑4992001‑4997045 (M1903A4)

1943‑Z4000000‑Z4002920 (M1903A4)

TOTAL: 1084079

 

SMITH CORONA PRODUCTION OF M1903A3

 

1943‑3608000‑3707999

1944‑4708000‑4992000

TOTAL: 234000

 

On 18 January 1943 Remington directed to divert from production 20,000 M1903A3 rifles for conversion to the U.S. Rifle M1903A4 (Sniper's). Rifles #3407088‑3427087 (from the first "block" of numbers) were diverted, and the first "03‑A3" converted was delivered in February 1943.

 

On 20 June 1943 an additional 8,365 M1909A4 rifles were ordered. "Block" for these rifles and possible future orders were 4922001‑5784000. After this block had been used to 4997045, receiver marking was changed to "03‑A4" and a new series of numbers begun with Z4000000.

The second "block" of "03‑A3" numbers was used only to about 4168800 before cancellation of contract ended "03‑A3" production 28 February 1944.

In March 1944, with receiver Z4002290, production of the M1903A4 was ended. Total production was 1,056,276 rifles, which included about 345,000 M1903 and M1903 (modified), about 711,276 M1903A3, and just 26,653 M1903A4 (short of the 28,365 ordered)