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Nanook of the north
August 21, 2011, 09:29 PM
Hi out there. I was just wondering if anyone knew where to by a speedloader for a 30-40 Krag. Thanks

Jim Watson
August 21, 2011, 10:04 PM
You mean the Parkhurst Device that was a stripper clip adapter at the back of the magazine box? Like this:

Those things are rare, rare, rare.

Or do you want something modern and tackytickle to shoot the gun fast with?

Ideal Tool
August 22, 2011, 09:56 PM
One of the main reasons U.S. army adopted the Mauser variant, 1903 Springfield was the lack of a practical way of clip or charger loading the Krag.
Jim Watson is right..these are rare..there was a reproduction made on one of the other forums, I seem to remember.

Mike Irwin
August 23, 2011, 06:42 AM
Here are some more pictures of the device from the auction website:


You get a really good view of the Parkhurst device in the third picture down.

Rifles so modified are rare and bring a LOT of money.

August 23, 2011, 11:06 AM
WHEN I was shooting competition with an 1898 Krag carbine I could speed load it with five from my right hand as fast as any of the '03 boys could do with a stripper clip. To be truthful I do NOT remember one of 'em EVER beating me. AND I do know for a fact that my Krag carbine could outshoot any of their collection of '03 rifles. This is also the reason the Krag was outlawed at Camp Perry in 1908.

August 23, 2011, 08:49 PM
the krag was outlawed at perry? I did not know that.

Jim Watson
August 23, 2011, 10:23 PM
Because it was too accurate?
Or because it was no longer the service rifle?