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Old 02-13-2013, 02:14 AM   #21
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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 As arguably outdated as the .30-40 single-shot repeater already was (it was only our primary rifle for about eight years), the single shot Trapdoor was truly obsolete.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?
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.
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Dude! FM Erwin Rommel (sp?)

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Dude! FM Erwin Rommel (sp?)
Of course and yes sp is correct. Keep the questions coming
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OK Who was The Viscount of Alamein?

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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 As arguably outdated as the .30-40 single-shot repeater already was (it was only our primary rifle for about eight years), the single shot Trapdoor was truly obsolete.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?
The Mauser company I believe
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The Mauser company I believe
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Mauser/Germany. WWI got in the way of the cash flow...
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OK Who was The Viscount of Alamein?
I'll be honest. I have no idea. My face when I read this question o_O Haha. OK now something harder. Who was the sniper with the most kills in WW2?
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What arm did the US Army face at San Juan Hill in the hands of the Spanish regulars that helped persuade them to upgrade from the .45-70 Trapdoor and even the .30-40 Krag?

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I'll be honest. I have no idea. My face when I read this question o_O Haha. OK now something harder. Who was the sniper with the most kills in WW2?
Some Russian guy whose name I can never remember/pronounce. Real odd looking Siberian type...
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What arm did the US Army face at San Juan Hill in the hands of the Spanish regulars that helped persuade them to upgrade from the .45-70 Trapdoor and even the .30-40 Krag?
Some model of the Mauser rifle. K98?
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