Steyr Krag Jørgensen Model 1894

STEYR KRAG JØRGENSEN MODEL 1894

MODEL AND PRODUCTION
Type of weapon: Rifle
Manufacturer: Österreichische Waffen Gesellschaft, Steyr
Constructor: Ole Herman Johannes Krag and Erik Jørgensen
Customer: The Army
Model: M/1894 Krag Steyr
Caliber: 6.5x55 mm
Production period: 1896-1897
Number produced: 29,000
Serial numbers: 4B, 5B, 1-20000, 30001-39000

TECHNICAL DATA
Mechanism: Bolt
Magazine capacity: 5 + 1 in barrel
Total length: 1263 mm
Line of sight: 600 mm
Barrel length: 763 mm
Pipe diameter w/mouth: 15 mm
Number of rifles: 4
Rifling: Left
Rifle pitch: 1:200
Weight: 4000 grams
Sight: Bow flap, open 100-2200 m

HISTORY
The Krag Jørgensen is a rifle that was developed in Norway by field clothier and colonel Ole Herman Krag and corps boss maker Erik Jørgensen, It has been made many models of this in Norwegian service.

This rifle was adobted by Denmark, and USA, both of wich modified the rifle, the Danish modified the loading gate and made it in a new caliber 8x57 (7.92x57) and the americans modified it even more and made a new cartrigde for it called 30-40 Krag.

This rifle is a important piece of Norwegian history, and has served the Norwegian army from the late 1800’s and DFS-Det frivillige norske skyttervesen (The voluntary Norwegian shooting service) even durther, until today even.

This was also used during ww2 and the invasion, where among other things the germans, modified captured krag’s and changed calibre, sight’s, barrellengt amd much more

No separate model rifle was prepared for use at the factory in Steyr. Model gun no. 4 from Norway was used as a starting point. Two type rifles with serial numbers 4B and 5B were made at Steyr on order from the Norwegian authorities. These were to be typical examples of the rifles from Steyr for the Field Master Expedition and for KV

KNIFE BAYONET M/1894

MODEL AND PRODUCTION
Type: Knife bayonet
Manufacturer: Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk/Husqvarna/Steyr
Customer: Army and Marine
Model: M/1894
Production period: 1894- ?
Number produced: 101,750
Serial numbers: 1-20,000 (scattered), 30,0001-39,000, 39,001-121,000

TECHNICAL DATA
Total length: 335 mm
Blade length: 215 mm
Blade width: 19 mm
Bellows length: 227 mm

Short knife bayonet M/1894 was made for the M/1894 Krag Jørgensen rifle. The blade is straight and single-edged. It does not have hole grinding. The bayonets were originally delivered in bright steel, but they are also available in a blued version. This was possibly introduced later so that the bayonets would not flash in sunlight.

This is the short verison and were used on the M/1894 model, but could also be used on the newer model, and the other way around

THE 6.5X55 CARTRIGDE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type: Rifle cartridge
Country of origin: Norway, Sweden
Designer: The Norwegian-Swedish gun committee
Introduced: 1893

TECHNICAL DATA
Sleeve type: Bottle neck
Ball diameter: 6.70 mm
Sleeve length: 54.50 mm
Total length: 78.00 mm
Firing cap: Large Rifle

VIDEO

OLE HERMAN JOHANNES KRAG

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PICTURE Ole-herman-johannes-krag hosted at ImgBB — ImgBB

Born: 7 Apr 1837 Dare
Death: 9 Dec. 1916 79 years Paris
Occupation: Engineer, military
Position: Mayor of Kongsberg
Father: Hans Peter Schnitler Krag
Siblings: Peter Rasmus Krag, Hans Hagerup Krag
Children: Lul Krag
Nationality: Norway

ERIK JØRGENSEN

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PICTURE Erik-J-rgensen hosted at ImgBB — ImgBB

Born: 17 May 1848 Asker
Death: 15 Sep 1896 aged 48
Occupation: Engineer
Nationality: Norway

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS

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https://www.youtube.com/shorts/3XKn7i0bi2Q?feature=share
https://youtu.be/Ycyph7OzjgQ
https://youtu.be/QmG9IPJfZss

PICTURES

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Steyr Krag Jørgensen M/1894 — ImgBB

SOURCES

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https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krag-Jørgensen
Rifle - M/1894 Krag Steyr - Bolt
https://www.amazon.com/Krag-rifle-story-Franklin-Mallory/dp/0960330607
Ole Herman Krag – Wikipedia
https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/6,5_×_55_mm#/media/Fil:6.5_x_55mm.JPG

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