1898 Krag-Jorgensen 30-40 Krag

The bore is almost shot out. This rifle has the wrong sights, and the rear sight kept wanting to come loose. We were ready to pick on the Krag — until we cycled that super-smooth action. And then it shot two outstanding groups.

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The 1880s saw smokeless gunpowder replace black powder that had been in use for centuries. The French were first to adopt smokeless with their 1886 Lebel rifle.
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