It replaced the 45-70 single shot rifles. Good round for hunting, but was a black powder left over converted to smokeless. Designed in Norway, adopted by the US in 1892, served for 11 years faithfully, served in the Spanish/American war, Phillipene Insurection, Batlle of Samoa, and in the Boxer Rebellion. Was out classed both in ballistics and rate of fire by many other rifles-notibly the 7x57mm Mauser and 6.5x55mm Krags in Norway. The 45-70 was a better round than the .30 Army (30/40 Krag). The Krag was supposed to offer a slightly higher rate of fire than the rolling block Remingtons, but tests concluded that the Krag could get off 43 aimed rounds in 2minutes and the single shot rolling blocks could get off 42! The Mauser action with its internal mag, locking system and ease of reloading brought the krag to its knees. It saw limited use in WW1 and WW2 as a 'guard duty' rifle. The P14 Eddystone replaced it and then the 1903 replaced that but its .30-'03 ammo sucked and the 1903a1 was chambered in .30-'06......The first American Mauser
Your gun should successfully take down targets to 400 yards.....
There are 2 models the Krag Cavalry rifle has a slightly shorter barrel and short fore grip. Krag rifles also have the distiction of being the very first American military issue weapon with a full length style upper hand guard!
Unique rifle, so-so round, shoot and enjoy! show some pics too...
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Last edited by einheit 13; 03-10-2007 at 10:31 PM.