Gunboards Forums banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,269 Posts
The very first US Army units to reach England in 1917 were in fact equipped with Krag rifles. I have seen other photos of them thus armed. I assume they were probably reserve or Nat'l Guard units who were shipped over quickly for morale/propaganda purposes? The soldiers in this photo appear to be older men, not young recruits/regulars.

According to Bruce Canfield, some US support units (railroad units?) in France were also equipped with Krags although there is no record of them being in combat.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,269 Posts
It's Rick the Librarian!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,269 Posts
When Springfield barrels were installed they were rechambered for the .30 Army (.30-40) cartridge. If by some chance it will chamber a .30-06 DO NOT SHOOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top