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NorwegianKrag

The Norwegian Krag–Jørgensen Model 1894 in real life.

The Krag–Jørgensen was a Norwegian bolt-action repeating rifle that was first fielded by Denmark in 1886. One of the earliest rifles to use smokeless powder, the rifle's chief innovation was the use of a capsule magazine, which was loaded through a side door using loose cartridges. This system was quicker to reload than contemporary tube magazines in addition to not affecting rifle balance as ammunition was depleted, but prevented the rifle from using later-developed stripper clips. Despite this drawback, production of the Krag–Jørgensen continued until 1951, with around 750,000 rifles being made in total.

Aside from the Danish, the Norwegians and the United States adopted the Krag, each in different calibres. Although retired in US service in favor of the M1903 Springfield, the rifle was still the main service rifle in use in the two former countries at the outbreak of World War II. During the German occupation of Norway, Krags were to be manufactured for Nazi Germany for second-line units of the Wehrmacht that were slightly altered to match the size and handling of the Kar98k. However, very few of these rifles were manufactured due to sabotage and slow work by employees.[1]

Battlefield VEdit

"The origins of the Danish Krag-Jørgensen rifle date back to the late 19th century. The gun's main feature was a special type of integral magazine which loaded from the side rather than the top."

— In-game description


The Krag-Jørgensen is a weapon featured in Battlefield V. It was first revealed in a blog post detailing all weapons available in the game at launch.[2]

SingleplayerEdit

The Krag-Jørgensen appears in the singleplayer war story Nordlys, being the starting weapon of player character Solvieg.

Combined ArmsEdit

A Krag Jorgenson can be found on a supply drop in the level, Bricks and Mortars

MultiplayerEdit

The Krag-Jørgensen is unlocked at Recon class rank 13. The Krag has the lowest per-shot damage value amongst the bolt-action rifles at 54, which is lower than even the minimum damage of any of its counterparts. This damage is consistent across all ranges with no drop-off, and despite lacklustre in its base value the weapon is still capable of a one-shot headshot even at extreme range. Combat at such ranges in aided by the high muzzle velocity of 700 m/s, which ties it with the Kar98k. Possibly the most unique feature of the Krag-Jørgensen is its reload process, as it is the only bolt-action with a +1 capacity, one more than all its contemporaries barring the Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I. However, it cannot use stripper clips and must be reloaded one round at a time. As such, using Iron Sights does not convey any reload speed benefits.

With Specializations, the two main paths seek to improve either more mobile, close range playstyles with Quick Aim, Custom Stock, Machined Bolt and Bayonet, or increase effectiveness at range with Slings and Swivels, Variable Zeroing, Low Drag Rounds, and Bipod. There is no option to improve reload speed.

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