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    John Wayne's Krag

    Picked up a DVD of the old John Wayne Movie "Fighting Seabees" made in 1944. In one of the closeup shot's John Wayne is carrying a Kragicon.

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    That doesn't surprise me, I've seen that movie a dozen times and never noticed. It seems they would throw Krags, 1903s and M1917s together and no one cared.
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    I caught that also,awhile back.In the 1930's hollywood aquired a good number of Krags as movie props. Krags were used in the movie The good Earth and I even seen the in Gene Autry movies> its fun to look for Krags in movies of that period

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    In one of the episodes of 'Hogans Heroes' I swear I saw Sgt Schultz carrying one.

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    Schultz was noted for the Kragicon he carried. Each and every show that his rifle comes to view, if you check you'll see it's the Krag.
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    The CMPicon probably sold SGT Shultz's AND John Wayne's Kragicon about 2 years ago. I saw lots of them at the South Store with blank adapters in them and marked with RKO and MGM logos on the stocks. Too rough for me at the time, but now I wish I had bought one.

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    I found this on the net. It's a Kragicon! I don't have a clue what the left side photo is all about though.

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    Here are my two. The RKO was from the North store and the Fox Studio was a private purchase. Shultz had a different Kragicon many times. I would see one with tiger stripes then a beat up one with no staking swivel and then a normal with swivel. He apparently would pick up what ever was in the gun room. Rick Bicon



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    As a prison camp guard, it would be within reason for sgt schultz to have been issued a krag...

    There was a run of about 1000 norwegion krags that were accepted as substitute standard issue for the german army......
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    This norwegian Kragicon is currently for sale in Germanyicon, I believe it's one of the pieces that were manufactured by Kongsberg for the Wehrmacht as it shows WaA-markings.


    Please be aware that the property of this picture belongs to the dealer who is offering it. Here is a link to the auction, there are also more pictures available.

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