Krag Peterson question (General)
Can anyone please tell me why there seem to be so many different rear sights on Krag Petersons. Were there different models or are these replacement sights or prototype guns?
I guess they could be prototypes, but I seem to find more pictures of prototypes than of regular rifles.
No, I have not gotten my hands on one, perhaps someday....maybe?
Sometimes I think there is just a wee bit of a trouble maker in you.
One of the sights is the typical Kongsberg (Norwegian) sight of the same type as was used on the rolling block rifle, another was used on the kammerlader rifles, and early rolling blocks. Some of the other pictures shows an Enfield type ladder sight which was also used on Swedish rolling block rifles. Trond or krutnarr should know more about this.
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Krag Peterson question
There is not enough information here or good enough pictures, so I will have to guess. The Krag Petersons were mainly produced in Sweden (870, of these 200 were assembled in Norway) for the Norwegian Nay. An additional 100 were produced at Carl Johans Vern in Norway (serial # 301-400). All these had the Krag rear sight from the Norwegian Remington:
A CJV to the left and a Swedish one to the right, the M1867 Remington to the left of these.
In addition to the above mentioned there were produced some carbines for the Danish navy(? - might be the army). These rear sight look a lot like Danish rear sight from the period. This carbine was a single shooter, but some of the pictures show repeaters. These might be Danish prototypes.
Sorry that I can't help more, but I am at my summer house with no literature.
Thank you gentleman for your responses. They are greatly appreciated.
Krag Peterson question
by Mauser, Thursday, May 03, 2012, 16:40 (413 days ago)
I saw in pictures you do have 2 krag-peterson rifle.
Is it possibly get the pictures of those rifles.
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I am sure Trond has much better representatives of the Krag Peterson than I have. I also only have one example of this treasured rifle in my collection. If you would still like pictures of it please send me an email at email@example.com