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Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon -- so long as there is no answer to it -- gives claws to the weak.
- George Orwell
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  • With over 7,000,000 sold, the Remington 870 holds the record for the best-selling shotgun in US history, but has not matched the longevity of the Winchester model 12 (which was produced for over 90 years)
  • The only version of the Madsen sold in any quantity was the .30 caliber (.30-06). These were bought by Columbia.
  • The 300 Winchester Magnum cartridge was introduced in 1963. With a 150gr bullet, the velocity is 3290 fps and when zeroed at 250 yards shows a 0 - 300 yard rise-to-drop of 2.9" to -3.5"
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Ole Herman Johannes Krag

Ole Herman Johannes Krag (1837 – 1916) was a Norwegian gun designer. He designed a wide range of firearms during his lifetime, but only two – the Krag-Petersson and the Krag-Jørgensen – were adopted by any armed forces. Less than 1,000 Krag-Petersson rifles were made for the Royal Norwegian Navy, while several hundreds of thousands Krag-Jørgensen rifles were made for the Danish, Norwegian and US armies.

Ole H J Krag was born in Vågå, Norway. He started his military career in January 1854. He became a Second Lieutenant in 1857 and a full Lieutenant in 1861. In 1866 he was ordered to Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk, the most important Norwegian weapons factory of its day.

Ole H J Krag constructed his first repeating rifle in 1868, which evolved into the Krag-Petersson (aided by Axel Petersson) by 1872. This, as well as his work in the armoury, gave him a thorough understanding of what requirements the Norwegian Army had to a rifle, allowing him to create the successful Krag-Jørgensen with the help of his good friend Erik Jørgensen.

In 1880 he was named director of the armoury. After the Krag-Jørgensen was accepted as the main rifle of the Norwegian Army, he was made a Lieutenant Colonel in 1894. He retired in 1902.


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