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Old 02-13-2013, 12:48 AM   #11
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Incorrect but I'll tell ya later.

What was the first primary smokeless powder rifle of the US Army?
Uhhhgggg hmmm not sure, but I'm gonna say the Trapdoor Springfield. Alright now I've got a question. This should be relatively easy for AK enthusiasts. What was Mikhail Kalashnikov's original occupation in WW2?
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Thanks pagj -- TheDesertFox was hoping to answer questions.
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Uhhhgggg hmmm not sure, but I'm gonna say the Trapdoor Springfield. Alright now I've got a question. This should be relatively easy for AK enthusiasts. What was Mikhail Kalashnikov's original occupation in WW2?
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[QUOTE=TheDesertFox;1135125]Uhhhgggg hmmm not sure, but I'm gonna say the Trapdoor Springfield. QUOTE]

Incorrect, but I'll tell ya soon.

What was the first antique firearm I bought when I wasn't much older than you?

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Hmmm I'll guess a Krag-Jorgensen. Mine was a Mosin Nagant 91/30(limited budget ya know)

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Thanks pagj -- TheDesertFox was hoping to answer questions.
My bad! I was refering to the first 30 cal... and I didn't fully read the Op... my bad!
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Hmmm I'll guess a Krag-Jorgensen. Mine was a Mosin Nagant 91/30(limited budget ya know)
Correct!

The .30-40 Krag was all of the above! First primary bolt-action, .30, smokeless-powder rifle and the first antique gun I bought.

Note that the Krag was used in the Spanish-American War by US Army regiments, but US Volunteer regiments were largely fielding .45-70 Trapdoors. As arguably outdated as the .30-40 single-shot repeater already was (it was only our primary rifle for about eight years), the single shot Trapdoor was truly obsolete. Next question.

Whom did the US government have to pay for taking the design for the 1903 Springfield from?
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My bad! I was refering to the first 30 cal... and I didn't fully read the Op... my bad!
NP We can all play the "home version." If people ask interesting, a little off-beat, questions and elaborate on The Desert Fox's responses it could be a great thread.
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