The Krag-Jorgensen Rifle M1898 Krag-Jorgensen Details and Accessories

The Krag-Jorgensen Rifle was designed by the Norwegian Ole Herman Johannes Krag and Erik Jorgensen in 1886, the Army of the United States purchased some of the M1898 Krag-Jorgensen Rifles for use in the 1898 Spanish-American War. It was adopted as a standard arm by Denmark, the United States and Norway. Over 700,000 of the rifles were manufactured.A distinctive feature of the Krag-Jørgensen action was its magazine, the cartridges were inserted through the side opening, and were pushed up, around, and into the action by a spring follower. Unlike most top-loading magazines the Krag-Jørgensen's magazine could be topped up without opening the rifle's bolt.
Krag-Jorgensen Bayonet 

 .30-40 Krag (US Krags)
 Krag-Jorgensen cartridge belt
 Krag-Jorgensen US Army Manual
 Krag-Jorgensen oiler and cleaning rod
Krag-Jorgensen rear sight
 Krag-Jorgensen Bolt Assembly Detail
 Soldier with Krag Jorgenson
Krag-Jorgensen Specifications

Country Norway
Type Rifle
Manufacturer Krag-Jorgensen
Introduction 1886


Weight 3.375 kg / 7.5 lb to 5.157 kg / 11.46 lb depending on model
Length 986 mm / 38.8 in to 1328 mm / 52.28 in depending on model
Barrel length 520 mm / 20.5 in to 832 mm / 32.78 in depending on model

Cartridge 8x58R rimmed (Danish Krags)
.30-40 Krag (US Krags)
6.5 x 55 rimless (Norwegian Krags)
Action Bolt action
Rate of fire N/A
Muzzle velocity 580 m/s (1900 ft/s) to 870 m/s (2854 ft/s) depending on ammunition
Effective range 900 m (3,000 ft)
Feed system 5 round magazine
Sights V-notch and front post