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Forgotten U.S. Infantry Rifles Of World War I

While the M1903 and M1917 service rifles were the main rifles used by the United States, four other rifles were utilized during World War I in roles that are largely forgotten today, as explored by Jon Krisko. 

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Model 1898 Krag–Jørgensen

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn about the history and development of the United States' first standard issue bolt-action rifle, the Model 1898 Krag–Jørgensen, chambered for .30-40 Krag.

The Krag-Jorgensen: America's First Bolt-Action Service Rifle

The U.S. Krag-Jorgensen was America’s first bolt-action repeater chambered for a smokeless-powder cartridge. In the hands of American troops around the globe, the Krag played a small, but key, role in the rise of the “American Century.”

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Crossbreed Holsters; Springfield XD-S Mod.2; U.S. Model 1898 Krag-Jorgensen

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The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

Even though the last cavalry carbine of the U.S. Army was the M1899 Krag-Jorgensen, the U.S. Cavalry didn’t give up on fielding its own gun until the early 1920s.

Hornady Saves the .30-40 Krag

Hornady makes practice of reaching back and “rescuing” great old cartridges that have been out of production for a while. This year, they answered the prayers of many old Krag shooters with a run of .30-40 Krag alongside all of its cutting edge introductions.

Guns of the Spanish-American War 1898

Lucky were the soldiers armed with the .30–40 Krag-Jorgensen, but many Americans fought with the antiquated Trapdoor Springfield. The Spanish-American war was a conflict in which the U.S. Army first used machine guns and double-action Colts.

Trial of the Krag-Jorgensen Rifle

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the July 18, 1894 issue: Trial of the Krag-Jorgensen Rifle.

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Krag-Jorgensen

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Krag-Jorgensen

U.S. Krag-Jorgensen: The Foreign Rifle

Although it was slick, fast and accurate, the Krag was obsolete before it even went into production.

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