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Posted: 3/9/2006 6:12:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 6:13:06 PM EDT by photokirk]
I was playing with my lights tonight and shot some photos of the old, old stuff.


Trapdoor Springfield .45-70 and 1898 Krag-Jorgenson.


Side-by-side with the 1903.

Trapdoor details:

May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather.


The square bump on the hinge is part of the ejector.

Krag details:

Smoothest. Action. Ever. The box magazine is fast to load. Just pop it open, drop in five rounds and slap it shut.


Markings are still sharp.


I wonder what the trajectory is like at 2000 yards?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:14:11 PM EDT
good shots! those are some nice classics
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:14:50 PM EDT
G-R-E-A-T!!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:16:28 PM EDT
Just Damn Cool.

SG
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:20:55 PM EDT
Very nice!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:47:17 PM EDT
Do you like Lentils?

bd
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:54:34 PM EDT
awesome collection
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:58:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:58:32 PM EDT
IIRC, someone told me that for the .45/70 that 98 moa is tequired for 1000 yards.


Don't know how true it is, but it's a heavy, slow moving bullet so I imagine the trajectory is like a rainbow.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:02:30 PM EDT
When I saw the title, I thought you meant the The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps here in DC

I'll shoot them too when I get off my azz and do a photo trip to Arlington Cemetary for you guys.

Plus I need to get the Marine Corp Silent Drill platoon.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:02:55 PM EDT
cool
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:11:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:13:04 PM EDT
One day a Krag will be mine.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:15:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:32:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By photokirk:
I was playing with my lights tonight and shot some photos of the old, old stuff. ....


Awesome history there.

The pics look great. What lights are you using?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:31:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By parshooter:

Originally Posted By photokirk:
I was playing with my lights tonight and shot some photos of the old, old stuff. ....


Awesome history there.

The pics look great. What lights are you using?



Alien Bee 400w/s shooting through a 36" brollybox for the main light, Nikon SB-800 on remote for a fill light.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:02:36 AM EDT
Bump for the daywalkers.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:19:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
I've always wanted a 30-40 Krag. An uncle had one, after he passed one of the cousins snatched up the guns while the family was at the funeral. POS!



WOW that is terribly fucked up.


I've got time to run by your house and take the possessions of your family member but don't have time to goto the funeral.

Fucking vulture needs to get what is coming to him.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:20:58 AM EDT
Nice rifles. One day I'm getting some of those...
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:24:08 AM EDT
Dude, what were you doing in my house?

I love those rifles, the Krag especially, butter smooth action..

but the Trapdoor is fun too..

ahh hell I like em all! Nice colection!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:26:54 AM EDT
Nice pics! thanks!...always wanted a krag...
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:39:15 AM EDT
Wow, I wish my 1898 had that much blue left. Nice.

My 1888 has better metal though so I guess we're even.
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