Talk:Springfield Model 1892–99

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Name of article - should be redirected to Krag-Jørgensen#American_Krag-Jørgensen_rifles[edit]

According to my sources - primarily the book "the American Krag Rifle and Carbine" by Joe Poyer, ISBN 188239131-4, North Cape Publications Inc., the Krag in US service was never known neither formally nor informally as a 'Springfield'. Therefore the name of this article is misleading and plain wrong, and it should be redirected to the relevant section of the article on the Krag-Jørgensen. WegianWarrior (talk) 08:28, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

While the title needs improvement, the US series of Krag rifles have a large and unique history from the Danish and Norwegian rifles. As a user has already noted in the talk section over there, the info and emphasis on the US rifles seem to push out the Scandinavian Krags. As I said over there, combining the two articles would be like combining the various Mauser articles into just "Mauser (rifle)" -- it wouldn't present either the American or the Scandinavian families of rifles clearly. TeamZissou (talk) 14:38, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

The sources I most rely on refer to this rifle as the U.S. Krag (year), the U.S. Model (year) (Krag-Jorgensen), or simply the Krag. Model (year) may be 1892, 1896, 1898, etc. I am not finding authoritative sources refering to this rifle as a Springfield; in fact, where they use 'Springfield rifle' by itself, the ref is usually to the Model 1903 .30-03 or .30-06 rifles and not to the Krag .30-40 rifle. Naaman Brown (talk) 16:37, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

The sources your sources are citing refer to it as a Springfield, as that's what it's commonly called in government documents from the 1890s to WWI. Today, we generally refer to these rifles by "M189x Krag".TeamZissou (talk) 14:38, 30 August 2016 (UTC)