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Navy Reluctance
Dec 26th, 2018 at 4:06pm
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Appears that the Navy didn't totally buy into the Krag Jorgensen concept. This is a reprint in a Great Britain periodical in early 1901. The original article may have been done in 1900 in the U.S. Army and Navy Journal. The Navy liked their smaller/faster cartridge.

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Re: Navy Reluctance
Reply #1 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 5:53pm
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This is an interesting news report.

However, I think the attached sentence is quite an exaggeration.

IMHO - The changes to the British Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield arms in the period 1892 to 1904, were even more extensive, with even less interchangeability of parts, between models.

The Krag-Jorgensen design remained recognizable throughout U. S. production and a lot of later parts will work on early models.
  
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Re: Navy Reluctance
Reply #2 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 6:34pm
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I'm not sure who was the original author of this article. It is signed off "Army and Navy Journal" in the U.S. section of this British journal. Below is the link to it. The article on the Krag Jorgensen is on page 813.

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I agree with your opinion of the statement you pointed out. It took me aback when I first read it, also.
  
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