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Thread: Why did U.S. Soldiers use 03A3s in 1947?

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    Default Re: Why did U.S. Soldiers use 03A3s in 1947?

    Quote Originally Posted by SonOfWWIIVet View Post
    Remember that there were about 1 million '03A3s manufactured by Remington Arms and Smith-Corona from 1942 to 1944. They were considered "substitute-standard issue" to the "standard issue" M1 Garand service rifle. M1 Garand production was just barely meeting minimum demand and target production of that rifle was not met until after the war. Most of the '03-A3s never left the US, but some did. After the war they were used to stock National Guard armories just as the M1 Garands later did during the '60s and early '70s. As for the photo, these guys have fixed bayonets and look as if they are being used for crowd control or personal security for the emperor.
    Numbers of 03's did see front line service with the Marines early on, especially on Guadalcanal, where marines would often salivate when they saw numbers Army-National Guardsmen armed with Garands...

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    Default Re: Why did U.S. Soldiers use 03A3s in 1947?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    Numbers of 03's did see front line service with the Marines early on, especially on Guadalcanal, where marines would often salivate when they saw numbers Army-National Guardsmen armed with Garands...
    Roger that. The Battle of Guadalcanal was the first big Pacific War battle/campaign and the Marines did arrive with "earlier" '03s. My father was a Lebanese-born American citizen who had his Army recruit training next to a British camp in Palestine. The American recruits (all foreign born) trained with early '03 Springfields. My dad spoke highly of the '03 though he eventually carried a .30 carbine and a beautifully finished .38-200 Smith & Wesson (Lend-Lease) service revolver during the North African campaign and until the end of the war which included Italy, Austria and a couple of convoys to the Soviet-Persian border via Trans-Jordan and western Iraq and Iran. I remember the revolver when I was a boy back in the 60s. He carried it with him when he made bank deposits from his businesses. I guess that can be another thread though.

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