Posted November 12, 2015 5:34 am by Comments

The M1903 Springfield rifle was only five years old when the U.S. Army recognized the chronic problem of recoil causing the steel receiver tang to split the wooden stock where the two meet. In 1908, the Army told Springfield to make all subsequent rifles with a 1/16 inch gap between the tang and the stock, solving the problem.

Source: Shooting Sports USA

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