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  1. Beautiful piece of wood on that carbine! jn

    Beautiful piece of wood on that carbine!

    jn
  2. 6.5-06! Only slightly less ridiculous than the...

    6.5-06! Only slightly less ridiculous than the .25-06. I remember reading about that in gun mags when I was a teen-ager. Something I might have gone for back in 1962. I'll bet the rifle was a...
  3. The German attack on Norway and sinking of the KMS Blucher

    I had meant to post this in General Discussion, but put it up on the Krag forum. There were Krags around but the real story was how two old men and 19th-century technology sent a brand-new heavy...
  4. The Germans could have put another 400,000 along...

    The Germans could have put another 400,000 along the Atlantic Wall and left plenty in Norway in 1944. Or sent half to the Eastern Front. I'm glad they didn't.
  5. The German attack on Norway and sinking of the KMS Blucher

    I had been hearing stories about the Norwegian resistance long as I can remember. One of the stories I heard from my father was about the “sea cadets” on an island in Oslofjord who loaded up an old...
  6. The Blucher had a row of portholes in its sides! ...

    The Blucher had a row of portholes in its sides! It was a combination heavy cruiser and cruise ship, and it was packed with mid-level bureaucrats and gestapo, in addition to its regular crew. No...
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    Hard to tell from the picture but that looks like...

    Hard to tell from the picture but that looks like the 1901 sight. Does it have a little peep aperture in the slide when the ladder is raised? That could easily be the sight that weapon came with. ...
  8. Funny you shoud mention that. I spent a couple...

    Funny you shoud mention that. I spent a couple days at Oscarsborg, the 19th-century shore battery that foiled the German surprise invasion of Oslo. I did a lengthy post on that episode on the...
  9. It's true about the armor - there wasn't much way...

    It's true about the armor - there wasn't much way to fight it. I don't think they knew about Molotov Cocktails ... As far as small arms: after the Germans put down the Milorg, armed resistance was...
  10. You are thinking of the Battle of Midtskogen,...

    You are thinking of the Battle of Midtskogen, April 10, 1940. The royal family and the cabinet members, plus all the gold reserves were on the road with the Germans in pursuit. The area is in the...
  11. Last stand of the Krag as a battle rifle

    I put this up on the Culver site after returning from a long visit to Norway last summer. Here goes

    "The last Norwegian forces to surrender was the Telemark Infantry Regiment, an ad-hoc unit...
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    Oh yeah! I lost track of the number!

    Oh yeah! I lost track of the number!
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    That's interesting. The floorplate doesn't match...

    That's interesting. The floorplate doesn't match either. there may be other numbers. I wonder what the crown stamp means? It looks like the Danish crown, but they were using their own Krags,...
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    Yeah, Steve! The .439s should work long as you...

    Yeah, Steve! The .439s should work long as you use black powder behind them. Smokeless, maybe a fast-burning powder like Unique might work too - we used to use that when we were kids.

    jn
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    Steve, there were a ton of Argentine rolling...

    Steve, there were a ton of Argentine rolling block rifles and carbines imported and sold during the early '60s. I bought one, my brothers and our dad all bought them. They were all in "arsenal...
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    That's an interesting carbine you have there! ...

    That's an interesting carbine you have there! It's hard to tell how it got that way and what it was originally. It doesn't look as if it spent the 1898 rainy season in Cuba or PR, and the front...
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    I was lucky early on to get the best advice ever...

    I was lucky early on to get the best advice ever on disassembling the trapdoor. Don't do it! Without that advice I probably would have boogered up a fine old rifle.

    jn
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    That's a pretty decent-looking hunting rifle,...

    That's a pretty decent-looking hunting rifle, though the stock has a lot of drop. Assuming the barrel is good, you got a good deal there. In any case, you don't have to worry about damaging a rare...
  19. Thread: 1896 Krag

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    rice, a lot of Krags had a kind of rough life,...

    rice, a lot of Krags had a kind of rough life, exposed to the elements in Cuba and the Philippines. It was pretty much de rigeur for these weapons to be turned in to the arsenal by a unit returning...
  20. Thread: 2nd KRAG

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    Bros, Load your own. Unless you are hunting...

    Bros,

    Load your own. Unless you are hunting you don't need a really strong load. If I were going to shoot, say, Norma factory loads, I would try to find a later-model rifle on the chance it has...
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    It looks like one of the Modelo Argentino 1879...

    It looks like one of the Modelo Argentino 1879 rifles that hit the US market in the 1960's. My dad and my brother each bought one out of a barrel at an Oklahoma gunshop, $11.95 each. They were...
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    Good luck guys! As usual I have family stuff...

    Good luck guys! As usual I have family stuff going on, but maybe next year ... I'm going out tuna fishing offshore that week. Look out Charlie Tuna!

    jn
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    Hello MGR! I like the Norwegian Krag - it is I...

    Hello MGR! I like the Norwegian Krag - it is I think a stronger action than the US Krag because of improved metallurgy (on newer rifles at least) and because the locking lug and bolt rib both bear...
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    Wayner, I took a look at the pictures - this...

    Wayner,

    I took a look at the pictures - this rifle was not in "A" condition, at least for a Swede. What you have is a really nice shooter, one that I would buy in a heartbeat if I was looking for...
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    Here's a link to that thread: ...

    Here's a link to that thread:

    http://www.jouster.com/forums/showthread.php?56101-from-the-other-list-odd-SRS-hit
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