Originally Posted by TheDesertFox
Hmmm I'll guess a Krag-Jorgensen. Mine was a Mosin Nagant 91/30(limited budget ya know)
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 As arguably outdated as the .30-40 single-shot repeater already was (it was only our primary rifle for about eight years), the single shot Trapdoor was truly obsolete.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?