This 160-page softbound book is devoted to the sniper variations of the Model 1903 Springfield including versions with the Warner & Swasey, Winchester A5, Lyman 5A, the Unertl 7.8x and the Weaver M73B1 telescopic sights. It concentrates on the [identifying features] of the rifles and their scopes. In addition to five meaty chapters, this volumes features five appendices, seventeen tables, and a dozen sidebars. It is lavishly illustrated including many close-up views of specific features, plus a full-color page of the of the four basic Model 1903 sniper rifles. For collectors or devotees of World War I and II military history, this is a great book to have on your reference shelf. In fact, it may be the only one of its type. --Larry S. Sterett, Gun Digest/The Guns Magazine
About the Author
Joe Poyer is the author of fourteen books on collectible firearms, more than 400 magazine articles on firearms, the modern military, military history and personal security, coauthored nine nonfiction books on the modern military, and twelve novels.
He has served as editor of the following magazines: Safe & Secure Living; International Military Review; International Naval Review and as field editor for International Combat Arms. He was the on-camera Military Affairs Analyst and Reporter for a major television station in Los Angeles, California, appeared as a on-camera commentator on the military on CNN, and on several installments of the History Channel Tale of the Gun.