Originally Posted by HockaLouis
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 As arguably outdated as the .30-40 single-shot repeater already was (it was only our primary rifle for about eight years), the single shot Trapdoor was truly obsolete.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?
Thats what I thought. I feel stupid now haha. OK got another question that will be easy for people who know their WW2 History. Who is the one and only Desert Fox. I want his real name.