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Re: New to me 1898 cut down "Short Rifle"
Reply #30 - Jan 4th, 2019 at 4:48am
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Northwestern Military Academy (Chicago) purchased 120 'short' Krags in 1908.

In 1911, the academy moved to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and was renamed Northwestern Military & Naval Academy. In 1995 the school merged to become St. Johns - Northwestern Military Academy, which is still in operation.

Northwestern M.A. in the early 1900's was involved in promoting military use of the bicycle, 'scout cars' and armored cars. Some 1915 vintage photos reveal Northwestern cadets with short Krags.
  
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Re: New to me 1898 cut down "Short Rifle"
Reply #31 - Jan 4th, 2019 at 10:17am
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Am a Citadel grad, myself....Band Company, Class of 1984. During my tenure, Rifle Companies used the M14. The Summerall Gard Drill Squad used 1903s. We, in Band company, when issued rifles for walking punishment tours, were given 1903s.

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butlersrangers wrote on Jan 4th, 2019 at 4:20am:
Western Military Academy, (Alton, Ill.), purchased Krag short rifles in 1908 and 1912 for a total of 180 rifles.

Although, the Academy closed years ago, I found some neat period photos on a Western Military Academy Facebook Page.

The 1898 and 1904 newspaper photos appear to show 'trapdoor' Springfield rifles.

The entrenchment photo with 'black powder blank firing' definitely shows Krags. (I suspect the bores experienced a lot of neglect).

  
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