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Too Many Calibers During SAW
Nov 20th, 2019 at 1:27pm
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While the USA was embroiled in the Spanish American War, The "Army and Navy Journal" was publishing its weekly periodical on Saturdays. Below is a link to many of them during 1898. The 6/25/1898 periodical had an article with an argument for a single cartridge for all military branches on page 867. There are many interesting articles in this link if you care to dig in.

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Below is a more readable copy out of the journal.

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Re: Too Many Calibers During SAW
Reply #1 - Nov 21st, 2019 at 1:10am
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As the "Army and Navy Journal" had hoped, there was a board appointed to wrestle with the idea of one caliber (gun) for both services. The article below came out of the "Journal of the Royal United Service Institution" and is a reprint from the "Army and Navy Journal". The article was dated July, 1900 in the British periodical. Rehashing ealier posts, but the Navy just wasn't buying into the Krag-Jorgensen concept and only relented due to their Lee being outnumbered by the Army's Krag 10 to 1. And isn't it ironic to note that as the Army moved on to the 1903 Springfield that the Navy had the Krag for many years thereafter. Perhaps time healed old wounds.

  
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