I have owned a Danish Krag for about six months and I just won an auction on Gunbroker yesterday for a Norwegian Krag. My Danish shoots really good and I am hoping that the Norwegian shoots good. I have heard good things about them and since the 6.5x55 is one of my favorite rounds, I am sure I will like it also. By the way, is it unusual for the 1912 Norwegian Krags not to have the "reinforcing band" behind the front band? The pictures of my new rifle don't show one and there doesn't appear to be in compressed wood to indicate there ever was one on it.