Originally Posted by HockaLouis
Ya know, if I had to choose one I think I might go with our .30-40 Krag-Jorgensen.
It is graceful, buttery-smooth bolt, was our FIRST bolt action main battle rifle, our first main smokeless powder arm, first main .30 caliber, and was really designed as a single shot rifle that COULD be fired as a repeater when need be as strategy and tactics transitioned. Even the bayonets are sweet...
I wish I had one... Those bolts are the smoothest, and I like how they reload, you dont even have to open the bolt...
If im not mistaken, It was the 1903 that "stole" the Mauser clip design. Our Krags were no match for the Mauser, it could be reloaded quicker than our Krag. So we made our own "Mauser" the 1903, Pretty much a combination of a Mauser and Krag, we kept the Mag cut-off and bolt design, but the rest was pretty much Mauser... The US even had to pay Mauser for the design of the '03..
The Garand uses "EN-Bloc" clips, originally held ten rounds of the Peterson cartridge, but eventually became 8 rds of .30-06..
The Garand safety is in the trigger guard.. Isnt the AK on the side of the receiver? Ive only shot a couple of AR's and I think everything is in weird spots.. I dont like them at all...