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Mauser: A Storied Innovator In Small Arms Design

Mauser’s a storied name in firearm lore. Perhaps more than any of its creations, the Model 1898—with its staggered magazine and controlled round feed—permanently cemented the firm in small arms history. It was years ahead of other designs, issued to German troops during World Wars I and II and is made to this today.

​America’s First Sniper Rifle: The Telescopic-Sighted Krag-Jorgensen

The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.

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.

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.

A Look Back at the Mauser Model 1898 Rifle

The vast majority of bolt-action rifles on the market today can trace much of their lineage to Paul Mauser’s Model 1898 rifle.

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.

U.S. Krag-Jorgensen: The Foreign Rifle

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

Model 1898 Mauser

The benchmark used to measure bolt-action rifles.

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