The American Krag Rifle and Carbine (For Collectors Only®) Poyer, Joe. The Krag’s mag was really something to write home about: “This new bolt-action rifle had a unique magazine. Also gives a little line history to a well deserved piece of American history, the Krag. The American Krag Rifle and Carbine The book is concise, to the point and authoritative. Publishers Description: The Krag rifle and carbine were the first smokeless powder, magazine loading arms used by the United States Army. Published by North Cape Publications (2017) ISBN 10: 1882391314 ISBN 13: 9781882391318. The Krag rifles utilized by US Forces during the Spanish American War were the M1892 and M1896 models. These carbines were used throughout the Spanish American War and late in the Philippine Insurrection, most famously by future President Theodore Roosevelt's 1st Volunteer Cavalry "Rough Riders"; among other distinctions, the Rough Riders were the only non-regular unit to be issued the Krag for action in Cuba, due to the political connections of the leadership. Applicable for standard barrels in 30-40 Krag. New. Includes the transfer of the front sight base from the old barrel to the new. Quantity available: 1. $150; CS601 Rifle metal refinish-Parkerize all metal parts. (A .30 caliber bullet powered by 40 grains of the then new smokeless powder.) The Krag magazine could be loaded with the bolt either open or closed. The Krag rifle and carbine were the first smokeless powder, magazine loading arms used by the United States Army. The American Krag Rifle and Carbine provides the arms collector, historian and target shooter with a part-by-part analysis of what has been called the "rifle with the smoothest bolt action ever designed." Unique Mag Arrangement. For beginners or old timers, this book will provide a lot of informative information about the Krag in it's many,many versions. Softcover. The earliest Model 1896 Carbine known, which is identified in Joe Poyer's book "The American Krag Rifle and Carbine," is serial number 24,709. Each of the fifteen models of the American Krag rifle and carbine are described in detail. Rifle will be function fired. It was adopted from a Norwegian design in 1892 and reached the troops starting in mid-1894. The American Krag used the .30-40 Krag cartridge, and five original military cartridges are shown near the rifle. The take off barrel will be returned unless directed otherwise. 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