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PAGE FROM HISTORY: AMERICAN RIFLEMAN

The Cavalry's Last Charge:
The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine
BY BRUCE N. CANFIELD

P

rior to the 20th century, the "horse
cavalry" was an integral part of
the U.S. Army and played a role in
every armed conflict from the American
Revolution through the Spanish-American
War. Traditionally, in addition to a saber and
handgun, cavalry troopers were typically
armed with a short-barreled carbine, which
was better suited for use on horseback
than the longer infantry rifle or musket.
During the American Civil War, there were
numerous types of cavalry carbines issued
that were unique in their own right, and
with the exception of the Spencer, did not
necessarily have an infantry rifle counterpart.

After the adoption of the U.S.
Model of 1903 rifle, the U.S.
Cavalry had to give up their
short-barreled carbines. They
tried the 20-inch barreled
cavalry carbine concept out
again in 1921-but it never
went beyond a prototype.

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Beginning with the .50-70 Gov't Model 1871
Ward-Burton, the Army issued several types
of infantry rifles and cavalry carbines that
had the same basic action and differed only
in barrel length and stock configuration. The
Army's policy of issuing separate infantry
rifle and cavalry carbine versions of the
standardized service rifle continued with the
various .45-70 Gov't "Trapdoor Springfields,"
the .45-70 Hotchkiss and through the tenure
of the .30-40 Krag-Jorgensen. The last official
U.S. military cavalry carbine was the Model
1899 .30-40 Krag, which had a 22-inch barrel
as compared to the Model 1898 Krag rifle's
30-inch barrel. Read more ...


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