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Post  Black Hornet on Fri 25 Feb 2011 - 7:53

The germans took over several thousand Norwegian Krags, had some of them barreled in 8x57

http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=14533&page=2




During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany, the German forces demanded that Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk build weapons for the German armed forces.[17] They placed large orders for the Krag-Jørgensen, the Colt M1914 (license-produced Colt M1911), and 40 mm anti-aircraft guns

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krag-J%...ny_during_WWII

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Post  AltforNorge on Fri 25 Feb 2011 - 19:01

I question that the rifles was rechambered to a larger caliber. I think those calibers were too strong for the Krags.

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Post  Bob Pearson on Sat 26 Feb 2011 - 15:38

I would relish the opportunity of owning a Krag, but I fear the Customs in Norway and UK would be none to happy with me transporting one in my suitcase!

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Post  Admin on Sun 27 Feb 2011 - 22:26

In fact, I own one of the rebuilt Krag-Jørgensen rifle. I believe they rebuilt 1200 Krags and mine is no. 1106. It got several waffenamt stamps plus a small clover on the barrel. It was Steyr that rebuilt the rifle.
Unfortunally, my rifle was again rebuilt after the war by a weapon smith to be used on Field targeting competition, so the sights has been removed and dipoter was added.
The rest of the rifle is 100% original Steyr variant.
Steyr was a very good producer of weapons (And still is) I would guess they did not reduce the splendid quality of Krag Jørgensen.
I do belive they kept the old barrel on 6,55mm because mine still have the old stamps from Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk.

I think it would be ok to export a deactivated Krag to England, but try to look for them at the american marked, as the US army forces used these before developing their own rifle (Which I belive was the M1)
Norwegians tend to proudly display the Norwegain made Krags, so a US version would be easier to find. (They are indeed beautiful weapons!)
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