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Old 04-10-2019, 04:53 AM
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Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk M30 SNIPER IN 22LR



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Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk M30 SNIPER it was a successful weapon, but no more than 466 were built between 1930 and 1939. In 1950 and 51, an additional 404 M/30 rifles were produced, then with laminated stocks, improved rear (diopter) sights and M/12 actions as the basis. The pre-war M/30 rifles used the M/94 action as the basis
Some were produced with 22 lr barrels for training






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Old 04-10-2019, 11:29 PM
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another cool trainer.

the side loader reminds me of the Krag.
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Thank you Haenel for your post on these Norwegian Krag .22RF rifle conversion enignma.

I acquired my example several years ago, but I have found very little information on them since. At any rate, here are a few photos of my example:









It essentially used the Pope .22RF conversion design used on US Krag rifles early in the 20th century. The Pope Krag conversion used a standard Krag bolt and replaced the barrel with an offset bore so that the unmodified bolt firing pin would strike the .22 rimfire cartridge rim. This worked fine up to a point. Unfortunately, it also relied on the original bolt extractor and this did not work out very well since the extractor hook couldn't get a good grip on the .22 cartridge rim because it was profiled for the larger, original, centerfire cartridge. My Norwegian Krag .22RF Mdl 1894 cartridge conversion exhibits this same problem with very poor extraction.

So, if I understand you correctly, I have one of the 466 pre-war M30 Norgwegian Krag conversions based on the Norwegian Krag Mdl 1894 receiver. If not, then please feel free to correct me.

Thanks again.

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YOUR RIFLE IS A M25 TOTAL PRODUCT plus or less tan 2274 and not a M30
SERIAL NUMBER 1-1900, NC1901-NC2150, 2151-2274

The M1925 Sniper Rifle is basically an upgraded version of the M1923, produced for the civilian market. A total of 1,900 units were produced from 1925 until the German invasion of Norway on April 9, 1940. An additional 250 units were produced for the Germans during the war, and the last 124 were mounted in 1950

we don't know how mant exist in 22 LR but it'is very uncommon

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Old 04-11-2019, 12:06 PM
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Thank you so much for the information on my little curosity. The only comprehensive source of information on Norwegian arms that I've found up to now had been an expensive, out of print book by a Norwegian writer/colllector that was written in Norwegian, so being somewhat financially limited, I passed on the only copy that I've seen for sale.

At any rate, thank you again for your information. I'm now a little smarter as to what I actually have.
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