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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA 51
Descriptions
trigger 354 plain 345 repeating 61
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140 military 45
Date:
1898-1903
Dimensions:
L: 49.125 in, Barrel length: 30 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This U.S. Model 1898 Springfield/Krag-Jorgensen rifle was manufactured from 1898 to 1903; approximately 330,000 were produced. The "Krag" rifle was invented by Ole H. Krag and Erik Jorgensen at the Kongsberg Arms Factory in Norway. The design was adopted by the U.S. Military in 1892 to supercede the breech-loading single shot Springfield "trapdoor" rifle. The "Krag" was the first small caliber, smokeless powder magazine rifle adopted by the U.S.
Inscription:
RECEIVER: U.S./MODEL 1898 AND SPRINGFIELD ARMORY.
Remarks:
5 shot bolt action repeater. One-piece walnut stock with separate walnut handguard. Fiar condition with lots of nicks and scratches. Receiver case hardened, all other metal blued. Heavy finish wear loading gate, sideplate and barrel bands. All metal has at least one small patch of pitting.2 barrel bands screw and stud retained. Front band has stacking swivel. Blade front sight in high lug, M1902 (1st type) adjustable rear sight. Rear sling swivel on buttstock. Note: 3-piece cleaning rod and oiler in buttstock cavity.
Model:
Springfield U.S. Model 1898 Krag
Caliber/Gauge:
.30 caliber
Serial Number:
453331; 453351
Accession Number:
1988.8.696

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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