Uberti should make a reproduction of....
I believe Uberti should make a reproduction of the Krag-Jørgensen rifle, and have it in various barrel lengths so you could have one in the length of a modern sized deer rifle, also have a few cartridges to choose from, I would personally like 7.9x57 because it is a fairly popular cartridge, and because its fun to shoot!
Other cartridges would be nice also, including the original 30-40 krag. Though this is just a suggestion, and I thought putting it on the forum would be a good way to get peoples attention, thanks for your time everyone
It would have to be carefully done to avoid forgeries. I would like to see a sporting rifle in the following calibers:
.25-35/ .25 Krag
.35 Krag or .35 WCF
.400 Krag (.40-60 Maynard)
One way to cut costs would be to re-engineer the reciever along Danish Krag lines; the "lunchbox" and the reciever were 2 pieces on those.
Never liked the .444 Marlin. It was introduced as a "golly gee!" round in the early 1960s, when Magnumitis ruled. It's little more than a stretched out .44 Magnum. The .45-70 does far more than the .444 Marlin, with a wider range of bullet weights. It's much more versatile, and more powerful, in nearly the same cartridge size.
The .444 was and remains marketing hype.
Not sure that the Krag action could accommodate the .444 Marlin. I would think that a family of Krag cartridges in .22, .25, .30, .35 and .40 would cover all needs.
My grandfather carried a Krag in the Phillippines in the Spanish American War. I never knew him, he died before I was born, but Dad used to tell me that Grandpa raved about the ol' Krag and how good it was. Those that used it, on the range and in combat, almost overwhelmingly loved it.
Yes, it didn't have the range of the 7mm and 8mm Mausers, but most combat shots are taken at well under 200 yards.
It stopped the enemy cold at typical combat ranges. Today, it's obsolete but would still make a good sporter.
I'd welcome the return of the Krag.
Incidentally, the Krag has been praised by many for having the smoothest bolt action ever invented. Until you've tried one, you can't imagine how smooth it is. For this reason, it's quick to fire.