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Original Danish Krag–Jørgensen Gevær M/89 Rifle Dated 1891 - Serial 11508

Regular price $1,295.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The Krag–Jørgensen system was invented in 1886 by Captain Ole Herman Johannes Krag of the Danish Army and Erik Jørgensen, a Danish gunsmith. It was adopted in 1889 by the Danish Army to replace the Model 1867 Rolling Block rifle. Caliber is in 8mm x 58mmR and used a fixed side mounted 5 round magazine.

It was made in several variants, and this one is the Rifle M/89 (Gevær M/89): it is full stocked almost to the muzzle, has no top hand guard, a features a straight bolt handle and an outer steel liner for the barrel. This weapon is typical of the period in having a long barrel and stock without pistol grip. Was originally issued without a safety catch; instead, a half-cock notch on the cocking piece/firing pin assembly served this purpose. In 1910, this weapon was modified by the addition of a manual safety, which was placed on the right side of the receiver just behind the closed bolt handle.

This wonderful example was made in 1891 and is marked on the left side of the receiver


M. 89

Features all matching serial numbers of 11508 on the barrel, receiver, stock, bolt, sight, bayonet lug, etc. The rifle is in fine working condition, and has a great patina of age. The bore shows clear lands and grooves, but is dark, indicating lack of cleaning after the last time it was used.

In 1892 the United States also adopted the Krag–Jørgensen system as the Springfield Model 1892, which then went through several revisions before being replaced by the Springfield Model 1903.

A scarce Danish infantry rifle that has not been sporterized or altered from its original configuration and remained in Danish military service until WW2.


Year of Manufacture: 1891
Caliber: 8×58mmR Danish Krag
Cartridge Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Overall Length: 52 Inches
Action type: Bolt-Action
Feed System: 5 round side loaded magazine

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