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Krag-Jorgensen Rifle
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Krag-Jorgensen Rifle

Catalog #: 229564    Accession #: 42272
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Maker

Krag-Jorgensen (Manufacturer)

The Krag-Jorgensen rifle was originally designed by Captain Ole Hermann Johannes Krag, who was the director of the Royal Norwegian Arms Factory at Kongsberg and Erik Jørgensen, also of Kongsberg, Norway.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 7.5" H x 49.25" W x 5" D

Physical Description

United States M1896 Krag-Jorgensen rifle, .30 caliber

General History

The Army adopted the Danish made Krag-Jorgensen small caliber, smokless, repeating rifle and used it between 1892-1899.


Keywords

Country: United States
Era: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
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