Antique U.S. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1898 KRAG .30-40 ARMY Military RIFLE C&R
Used in the PHILIPPIAN-AMERICAN War
Here we present a C&R U.S. Springfield Krag-Jorgensen Bolt Action Rifle, made just after the turn of the 20th Century in 1902. Named after its inventors, Norwegian Royal Artillery Officer Ole Hermann Johannes Krag and civilian Erik Jorgensen, the Krag-Jorgensen rifle was the first small caliber smokeless powder repeating long arm to be adopted by the U.S. Army.
Around 500,000 “Krags” in .30 Army (.30-40) caliber were produced at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts from 1894 to 1904. The Krag–Jørgensen rifle in .30 Army was used in the Boxer Rebellion, the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War. A few carbines were used by United States cavalry units fighting Apache in New Mexico Territory and preventing poaching in Yellowstone National Park. Two-thousand rifles were taken to France by the United States Army 10th–19th railway engineers during World War I.
This rifle also marked the beginning of the change from large caliber/low muzzle velocity ammo to smaller caliber/higher energy rounds for military applications. Fifty-three different models were tested and rejected before the Army’s 1892 adoption of the Krag-Jorgensen.
The overall condition is very good. Original finish. Strong action. The bore is mostly bright but does show some scattered pitting. This example has maintained a solid tock with less than average wear. Sharp markings.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 30 inches.
Caliber: .30-40 Krag (.30 ARMY)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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