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by Knute1
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: General Orders For M1896 Magazine Rifle
Replies: 0
Views: 140

General Orders For M1896 Magazine Rifle

Link to general orders in 1895 and 1896. General Order No. 14 for the year 1896 has some good info on the M1896, though the information is also in other writings. Also, No. 51 in the 1896 section has info on the new oiler and how it was originally given out. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Gene...
by Knute1
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Credit Where Credit Is Due

From a May 3, 1900 American Machinist article: Tool Design At Springfield Armory Editor American Machinist: Referring to your article about the Springfield National Armory, published in your issue No. 12, I beg to state that although I give due credit to the inventive ability of my friend Mr. John M...
by Knute1
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Early Krag Review
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Early Krag Review

Another unfavorable review from the periodical The Iron Age dated May 18, 1893. "The Government Board at Springfield, Mass., to whom is assigned the duty of securing a magazine gun for the use of the Army, appears to have much difficulty in arriving at a satisfactory conclusion, although preparation...
by Knute1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Supreme Court Future?
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Supreme Court Future?

Oh, my.
by Knute1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Supreme Court Future?
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Supreme Court Future?

I hope not the spitting kind.
by Knute1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Long Road from last December
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Long Road from last December

I'm mostly interested in "moment of deer" accuracy with adequate power/expansion for humane harvesting. I do ascribe to the roundnose bullets feeding better than spire points, which is good for follow-up shots. Though I also ascribe to one shot kills if possible and making the first shot count. Ther...
by Knute1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Model 1892 Krag
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Model 1892 Krag

The rounded filler piece was generally used for unissued 1892 rifles that didn't have grooves with beat up edges from field use. The squared off edges were generally used on rifles that did have beat up edges. In that case the groove was milled wider to remove most blemishes along the edges for a cl...
by Knute1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Long Road from last December
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Long Road from last December

I have used Hornady RN 180gr interlocks myself. Just bought some Sierra 180 RN recently and will be giving them a try. I have used IMR4350 extensively and have not played around much more than that. New Winchester brass and Winchester WLR primers. The max load of IMR4350 as found in most loading man...
by Knute1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Krag Sidebox Blamed For Inaccuracy
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Krag Sidebox Blamed For Inaccuracy

I have seen different articles about the side-box issue and this is the earliest. Can't say that I know it to be definitely a problem. Have not seen it to be scientifically proven either way. But the Krag is very accurate with good sights. If I run into the other articles on the side-box again, I'll...
by Knute1
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Model 1892 Krag
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Model 1892 Krag

A lot of 1896 upgrades. The upper handguard does appear to be of the 1892 type being that it doesn't go over the breech as much and the rivets aren't recessed. Both of these handguard improvements for the 1896 were to eliminate getting burned by the rivets and the exposed receiver in front of the ex...