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these are the vintage of this conflict
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Author:  A square 10 [ Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:59 pm ]
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top one is an 1893 spanish mauser, it influenced the M1900-01-03 rifles because of this conflict.
second down is the 1892/6 Krag rifle that actually was part of the US armament as the 'new' rifles of the time.
bottom is the 1898 Krag rifle that was evolution at this time.

i dont have an example of the trap doors that made up the other staple of US armament in this conflict. hopefully one day ill get one, until then perhaps another, more fortunate than i, will post their examples of these?

see here

Author:  A square 10 [ Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:02 pm ]
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and these are the bayos for these rifles.

the three on the left are relevant, spanish M1893, early Krags M1892s

Author:  Gun Nut [ Fri May 09, 2008 1:36 am ]
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Bannerman's catalog once listed 6mm Lee rifles salvaged from the battleship Main.
They also listed 93 Mausers captured from the Spanish. All with the proper documentation of course.

I expect there were a few 45/70 Lee bolt action rifles still in use by the Navy at that time.

Author:  A square 10 [ Fri May 09, 2008 8:28 am ]
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yes, i do as well, and of coarse our trapdoors. ill have to re-shoot my photo. ;)

Author:  KC0ZZH [ Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:51 pm ]
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I hate to say it but this war I hardly know nothing about...

Author:  Et2ss [ Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:30 pm ]
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Good info can be found here
as well as many other places on the web

Also here is a rifle that is documented as going to Cuba with the 12th NY volunteer infantry

Author:  Gun Nut [ Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:50 am ]
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Hardly a small arm but a very unique piece of hardware used in that conflict.
The Dynamite Gun.
A large scale pneumatic air gun who's piston was driven by a blank cartridge. Dynamite was carried in a hollow steel dart like projectile to penetrate deeply before detonation.

heres the full size naval model

They basically built the ship around the gun, then used trim tanks to adjust the range by raising or lowering the bow.
One shot could destroy a battleship of the day.

A few 1895 Winchester Lever Actions in .30/40 were used, mostly privately owned.

Author:  NebrHogger [ Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:38 pm ]
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Another interesting topic of this war was how the Spanish fleet was blown to splinters by the Amercian navy. Go, Teddy!!! :bigrin: SW

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