Sniper (Marksman)

This sections covers the combat equipment and weapons for this role. It doesn't mention things like uniform as every trooper had the same basic uniform. So if portraying the above position you should have the following items :-

There was a single M1903A4 Springfield in each platoon, so choosing who would use this was fairly important. It came with the Weaver 330 scope, or the 'Telescopic Sight M73B1' as the Army renamed it... just becuase they do that! Sniper training was limited during WW2, there was no Sniper School, it came down to each unit to train thier own. They would hand pick the very best and most suitable. Not just a good shot, but steady nerves, physical strength and agility, patience and judgment.

M1903A1 Springfield

M3 Knife

2 small rigger pouches

M1936 Pistol Belt

M1936 Suspenders

Musette Bag

First Aid Pouch and Tin

M1910 or M1942 Canteen Cover / Bottle / Cup


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