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Re: Looking for a Spanish American issue rifle...
Posted by John S. on Saturday, 6 September 2014, at 12:32 p.m., in response to Re: Looking for a Spanish American issue rifle..., posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Saturday, 6 September 2014, at 12:24 p.m.
The 1898 dated records with specific serial numbers indicate that all the Krags with the 6th Ohio Volunteers were the Model 1898.
In general, most volunteer units did carry trapdoors, but most of those seem to have been units which were enlisted from current militia units en masse, or created from members of several existing units, all of whom came with the arms already in the hands of the militia.
It is likely that the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was specifically raised for service in the SAW, and that the state probably claimed they had already issued all their arms, so the Army supplied arms- fresh off the line M1898 rifles.
I will post history of 6th Ohio Vol Inf in another post.
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