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Danish Krag

#1 Post by nrobertb » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:48 pm

Last year I bought this Danish Krag, made in Copenhagen in 1910, cal. 8X58R Danish.

I wanted to try forming some cases from two other calibers, but it didn't work out too well. I kept getting wrinkled necks and shoulders or splits. So I started looking for commercial cases. It seemed everyone was sold out. Months went by and then I happened to see that Buffalo Arms had gotten some. I ordered a bunch and must have just made it under the wire because 2 days later their website said they were sold out again.

I've been eagerly waiting for them so I could shoot the rifle for the first time. Post office tracking said they would arrive last Friday. They finally came today, Monday, at 5:30 pm. (Our mail normally arrives at 1:30.) Excellent service, post office. :x

Anyway, now there are loaded with 185 gr. bullets, ready for the range. These cases were formed from .45-70 and the rims turned down slightly. They are too small for a .45-70 shell head holder but fit perfectly in one for 8x56R.
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Re: Danish Krag

#2 Post by LCPfraTN » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:55 pm

I'm assuming you have 8x58R reloading dies and shell holder, so why use an 8x56R shell holder? I plan to form cases from 45-70 or 45-90, but still haven't attempted it yet.

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Re: Danish Krag

#3 Post by nrobertb » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 pm

My RCBS die set did not come with a shell head holder and I had the other one on hand..

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#4 Post by jardows » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:15 pm

My grandfather brought back a bayonet for the Danish Krag from WW2. Some day I will get the rifle to match. Let us know how it shoots!

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Re: Danish Krag

#5 Post by LCPfraTN » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:49 pm

nrobertb wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 pm
My RCBS die set did not come with a shell head holder and I had the other one on hand..
Gotcha! I'm surprised that the RCBS dies gave you problems in forming cases. Most folks that have had problems were using the CH4D dies according to comments I've found on this and other forums in the past. I've actually got the CH4D dies and I've been concerned that I might have problems when I try to form cases from .45-70 or .45-90 brass. I guess we will see when I finally get to that project.

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#6 Post by mauserdad » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:42 pm

Mine is dated 1910. All matching. Has the brass disc on right rear side of stock about the sixe of a nickel. Marked 2R over 2396 Bought a box of ammo from Buffalo Arms. Was expensive but I just wanted a box.
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Re: Danish Krag

#7 Post by nrobertb » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:42 pm

I never posted a followup because when I fired the rifle the duffle cut stock, which I thought was fixed, separated again. I've been putting off a repair since but finally did it today. I feel confident that this time it will hold. I hope to take it to the range next week if the warm weather holds.

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#8 Post by nrobertb » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:38 pm

Well, I got in a dozen shots (very accurate) and then the duffel cut separated again. I guess at this point I need to either find a replacement stock or sell it as a non-firing collector's item and take a loss.

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#9 Post by PeterAa » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:10 pm

Hi
If you do not mind the shipping costs, you could try and post at a danish gun forum regarding a "new" stock.

The largest is https://www.nordisk-forum.dk

It should not be that hard to create an accont there, as they use the same platform as this, and most of us read and speak english. (you also ned to be approved there by the admin)

I am sure you can find som collectors of Danish Krags there, that might help you.

Yesterday, there was original brass for sale also, but that is gone now,

I do not no much about Krags, was in here regarding SVT40.
Good luck.
Best regards Peter from Denmark.

Ps. At Arma-danias webside, there is a timeline of danish weapons used, and tested, among others.
https://www.arma-dania.dk/public/timeli ... r_list.php

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#10 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:10 pm

How are you repairing the duffel-cut?
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Re: Danish Krag

#11 Post by nrobertb » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 pm

I'm tired of messing with the thing. By this time tomorrow it will be sold.

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