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.

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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