* KONGSBERG VAPENFABRIK - NORWAY
A RARE 6.5X55MM KRAG 'KRAG JØRGENSEN M1906 GUTTERKARABIN (BOY'S CARBINE)' BOLT-MAGAZINE CADET CARBINE, serial no. 2493,
dated 1912, 20 1/2in. nitro reproved barrel (in 2022) with tall block-mounted blade fore-sight, adjustable tangent sight graduated from 1 - 2200, receiver ring marked '1912' and the Kongsberg Arsenal marking, internal rotary box magazine with downward pivoting loading gate and inspection trap, magazine cut-off with thumb cutout marked 'S' and 'AA', manual cocking knob, manual flag safety, three-quarter length semi-pistolgrip stock, with single barrel band, 12 3/4in. pull including steel buttplate, canvas and leather sling, matching numbers, weight 7lb. 8oz.
Other Notes: The M1906 Guttekarabin (boy's carbine) was a simplified M1895 carbine, with a shortened stock and no hand guard. They were issued to schools in Norway and used to train boys aged 14 to 17 to shoot. Special "school ammunition" was developed to allow shooting in restricted areas. A total of 3,321 were made, of which some 315 were later modified to fire .22 Long Rifle ammunition. Shooting was on the syllabus for Norwegian teens until World War II.
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act