U.S. Springfield Rifle

Title

U.S. Springfield Rifle

Description

This U.S. Springfield Rifle, Krag Model 1898, 30-40 Rifle has a serial number of 118895. It was donated to the Dawes County Historical Society Museum in June of 2005 by Al Gusner. Al acquired the rifle in the will of Robert Afraid of Bear, who he had given credit to for gasoline at the Frontier Refinery Company Gas Station. It was the kindness that Al showed Robert, after Robert had told him he had lost two of his sons in WWII. Al utilized the right by shooting fourteen deer, a bear and an elk with the rifle.

Source

Dawes County Historical Society Museum, Chadron State College History Harvest, 2014

Date

1898

Contributor

Dawes County Historical Society Museum, Chadron State College History Harvest, 2014

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

object

Type

image

Coverage

North America

Files

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Citation

“U.S. Springfield Rifle,” History Harvest, accessed April 17, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/549.

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