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Why early .30 U.S. Army brass proved unreloadable.
May 21st, 2018 at 3:27am
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The Annual Report of the Chief of Ordnance - (for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1897) - contained this report from Frankford Arsenal:
  
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Reply #1 - May 21st, 2018 at 11:12am
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Wow, that's some heavy (metal) shtuff.
  
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Re: Why early .30 U.S. Army brass proved unreloadable.
Reply #2 - May 21st, 2018 at 3:08pm
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Reading the technical manuals of the period shows that our ancestors were no dummies.
  
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Re: Why early .30 U.S. Army brass proved unreloadable.
Reply #3 - May 22nd, 2018 at 1:50am
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Here is a link to some more extensive information on this subject matter from the "Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States" from 1899. It also has some good info why the Krag-Jorgensen design was originally thought to be superior to the Mauser design. The article of interest is titled "Notes On Small-Arms and Ammunition" starting on page 28. I'm sure others will be able to pluck out gems from this writing better than myself. The whole article is interesting and is post Spanish-American War so it has insight on actual battle use.

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