Parks as Classrooms
The Spanish American War and the Krag Jorgenson rifle
Forge of Innovation
Springfield 1794 to 1812
Springfield 1812 to 1865
Craftsmen to Workers
Connections with Springfield
Springfield 1892 to 1945
Technology and Manufacturing
People of the Armory
The Krag-Jorgenson Rifle
The Armory adopts the Krag-Jorgenson rifle which uses smokeless powder and magazine or manual loading.
The new, more complex design requires a radical shift in manufacturing operations.
Faced with war, the Armory ramps up production.
Krag Use in Spanish-American War
Krag fails in practice, Mauser design adopted.
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