Forum

Market


On this day

20 November 1849

It was decided to equip the Norwegian line infantry and light troops should be equipped with kammerlader rifles. The same day, the 18 bore (lødig) kammerlader Model 1849 was adopted. The guns were manufactured in Norway by the Kongsberg Arms... Read more ...

20 November 1849

The Kammerlader became general issue
It was decided to equip the Norwegian line infantry and light troops should be equipped with kammerlader rifles. The same day, the 18 bore (lødig) kammerlader Model 1849 was adopted. The guns were manufactured in Norway by the Kongsberg Arms Factory, by A. Francotte in Liege, Belgium and Crause in Herzberg in present-day Germany. Production in Norway started in 1850 after the production of Model 1846 was finished. Model 1846 and 1849 are fairly similar, and only minor details and markings distinguish them.

As a result, the Norwegian Army's armament was among the most modern in the mid-1800s. Only Prussia, who equipped their troops with von Dreyse's needle gun, was a few steps ahead. However, Norway was the first equipped the entire line infantry with breech-loading firearms.




Chat

Offline

No chatting right now.

    (You must be logged in to the Norwegian forum to chat.)


    Featured article

      Making Powder Horns

    • Making Powder Horns

      The powder horn is the container traditonally used for carrying powder. This container had to be as air and water tight as possible to prevent the powder from attracing moisture. This article shows you how to make your own powder horn using simple tools.

    Buy and sell

    Some simple rules

    On this page you are allowed to post private ads connected to black powder or antique pre-1885 firearms. All other ad types are prohibited and will be automatically removed – this also applies to ads containing illegal firearms or items. svartkrutt.net does not take responsibility for any disputes between sellers and buyers.




    Nr. 49
    Want to buy

    I Need Schmidt-Rubin 1896/11 Mag

    I wish to purchase a Swiss original or a reproduction magazine that will fit my Swiss Schmidt-Rubin Model 1896/1911 rifle. Any/all help much appreciated. Please email me.

    Name: Don
    Telephone: 903-769-4868 USA
    Email: palrgv@hotmail.com
    Posted on Mon. 19. Jul. 2010
    Unique views: 10520.