M48 Krag Jorgensen elgrifle

M48 Krag Jørgensen elgrifle (Moose rifle).


Technical information:


  • Name: M48 Krag Jørgensen elgrifle
  • Production year: 1918, 1948
  • Experimental started:
  • Caliber: 7,92 (8x57)
  • Magazine capacity: 5
  • Weight:
  • Produced at: Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk
  • Stockmaterial:
  • Lock mechanism: Bolt action
  • Approved by the army: Civil production
  • Number produced: 500


This rifle was first built as an M1912 carbine in 1918, for

military use. Later, there were collected 500 locks from that

model, and built as M48 hunting rifles. The M1912 lock is

slightly stronger than the M1894 action. Since they intended

to use a larger cartridge in this new model, they only used

these kinds of actions. The rear sight is not very often seen

on hunting rifles. The user is able to switch between 100m

and 300m by rolling the wheel. Both the M48 and the M51

was built with 7,92 barrels. After a few years, they found out

that the standard 7,92x57 ammunition was a bit too hot for the Krag Jørgensen action. Norma then produced a lighter ammunition that they called 7,92x57 moderate. This ammunition is about 10% weaker than standard 7,92x57 rounds. This ammunition went obsolete within not so many years.