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Old February 27, 2019, 08:15 PM   #37
Jim Watson
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The Boers kicked the Brits because they knew how to shoot. The advantage of the Mauser over the Lee was little if any.

The Krag's ability to top up with a round in the chamber was apparently trumped by the clip loading of the Mauser... maybe. A fixed position is always an advantage.

I do agree that we might have done better by just buying the Mauser package and having an 1898 in .30 3 1/4" would have been less fuss than our own attempt at cherry picking features from Mauser, Krag, and Somebody's Bright Ideas.
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