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Norwegian Krag–Jorgensen
M1894
Calibre .22LR
Serial No 245
Price: £2,000

WW2 Nazi German Training Rifle

Excellent Condition.


The Krag – Jorgensen rifle was developed during late 1880s by two Norwegians: Ole Krag, director of Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk
(Kongsberg weapons factory), and gunsmith Erik Jørgensen.

The first country to adopt these rifles in 1889 was Denmark, which had long historical links with neighboring Norway. Danish Krag-Jorgensen rifles, chambered for 8x58R ammunition, stayed in front-line service with Danish army until German occupation of 1940.

Norwegian army adopted its own version of the Krag-Jorgensen in 1894, chambering it for an excellent 6.5x55 rimless cartridge, better known today as
6,5mm Swedish Mauser (at this time Norway was united with Sweden under Swedish rule). Most of Norwegian issue Krag – Jorgensen rifles were produced at
Kongsberg arms factory between 1894 and 1922, although some were also ordered from Steyr arms factory in Austria. These rifles served with Norwegian army
until the end of WW2.

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These are extremly rare Norwegian Occupation Krag Rifles

The Full Bore examples are rare but examples do surface from time to time.

The small bore versions are built as long rifles where as the full bore examples are built as short rifles

This example was originally manufactured in 1902 at the Kongsberg Factory and is still in excellent condition .

These German Occupation built Training Rifles are fully waffenamt marked on the receiver & woodwork and is dated 1943

The conversion consisted of fitting a new barrel where the bore is out of alignment to the external barrel profile which means the bolt
does not have to be modified for rim fire

"The occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany started with the German invasion of Norway on 9 April 1940 and ended on 8 May 1945,
after the capitulation of German forces in Europe

Bore & Metalwork in Mint Condition

An Extremley Rare Training Rifle - Reputedly Only 100 were converted