The M1903 Springfield is an American bolt-action service rifle designed around a modified Mauser action. The Springfield replaced the older Krag Jørgensen rifle used during the Spanish–American War. The rifle is similar in many respects to the German Karabiner 98, sharing such features as a claw extractor and a five round internal box magazine, but differs notably in caliber and sight arrangement.
The Springfield is the primary weapon issued to the USMC Scout kit in Battlefield 1943. It is the most powerful infantry weapon in the game (tied with the IJN Type 98, for faction balancing) being able to kill in 2 body shots or a single headshot; however, its extremely low rate of fire (taking around 2 seconds to pull the bolt) can allow target ample time to escape after being hit by the first shot.
The M1903 is an all-kit bolt-action Sniper Rifle introduced with the Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal expansion. Like the M1 and M1A1, it can only use specific attachments and metal paints; in the M1903's case, it is able to equip a unique 6x Rifle Scope and Suppressor. It has the Straight Pull Bolt effect by default, though it is not listed as an attachment.
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The Springfield is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1.
In the Battlefield 1 Gamescom Trailer, an M1903 is briefly seen fitted with a "Pedersen device" which converted the weapon to fire .30–18 Auto ammunition (7.65×20mm Longue) in semi-automatic mode from a 40-round box magazine.
- There were rumors and images that suggested that the M1903 was going to be featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as a veteran status or pre-order/limited edition weapon.
- When reloading, the player will always load 5 bullets in, regardless of how many bullets are still in the gun. The same happens to the Type 98.