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Small Arms of the Krigsmakten (WIP)

Work in progress, now split off from main military factbook.

The following is a database of firearms currently in active use by the Krigsmakten. It includes new weaponry undergoing final combat testing before official adoption, old weaponry being phased out of service, and weapons not officially adopted by the Krigsmakten but still in common use by its members. This database is non-exhaustive, and minor variants of listed firearms are omitted.

Rifles:

DaSk G1858 Typ-III:

The venerable former standard-issue service rifle of the Krigsmakten for many years, the DaSk was a revolutionary weapon in its day, a fast-firing repeater still capable of matching the power of the single-shot rifles in use by contemporary militaries of other nations. Going through various iterations, including carbine variants and conversions to modern smokeless cartridges, the DaSk platform is finally being phased out in favour of the self-loading Dahl-Lindqvist. It still finds use among colonial troops and reserve units, many of whom have not yet been issued with the new rifle.

Type: Lever-action rifle
Designer: Felix Dahl, Skålvangar Arsenal
Designed: 1855
In Service: 1858-present (replacement in progress)
Mass: 4.20 kg
Length: 47.7 in
Barrel length: 27.1 in
Cartridge: .455-75 Gevär (black powder)
Action: Lever-action
Rate of fire: 24 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 1,490 ft/s
Effective range: 400 m
Maximum range: 1,839 m
Feed system: 8-round internal tube magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights

DaSk G1858/77 Typ-VII:

The final iteration of the DaSk rifle, a smokeless conversion adapted for a marksman role by Krager-Inuit big game hunter Ujurak Siluk. The G1858/77 features a reinforced receiver and barrel to handle a more powerful propellant charge, the barrel has been extended and the rifling machined more precisely for greater long-distance accuracy, a raised cheek rest has been added to the stock, and a powerful telescopic sight of Siluk's own design has been mounted on the weapon. The Typ-VII is slowly being replaced by the purpose-built Stenberg marksman rifle, but a number of veteran sharpshooters have opted to keep the rifles they have grown accustomed to.

Type: Lever-action marksman rifle
Designer: Felix Dahl, Skålvangar Arsenal, Ujurak Siluk
Designed: 1876
In Service: 1877-present (replacement in progress)
Mass: 4.75 kg
Length: 50.4 in
Barrel length: 29.8 in
Cartridge: .455 Gevär (smokeless conversion)
Action: Lever-action
Rate of fire: 24 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 1,985 ft/s
Effective range: 1,000 m
Maximum range: 2,411 m
Feed system: 8-round internal tube magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights, Siluk PO-6 6x telescopic sight

Stenberg G1891 Typ-II:

The first rifle in Krigsmakten service to be designed from the ground up as a sharpshooter's weapon, the G1891 was designed with the aid of gold-medallist sport shooter Haakon Haakonsson. Chambered in a specially built round of a smaller calibre but much higher velocity than contemporary rifles, and featuring a revolutionary bullpup layout that gains maximum barrel length from a comparatively short firearm, the G1891 is able to deliver accurate shots on target at previously unprecedented distances. Despite this, many experienced marksmen dislike the Stenberg, finding the unusual ergonomics of the weapon to be awkward and hard to get used to.

Type: Bolt-action bullpup marksman rifle
Designer: Haakon Haakonsson, Vapenfabrik Stenberg A/B
Designed: 1891
In Service:1891-present
Mass: 4.08 kg
Length: 48.4 in
Barrel length: 38.1 in
Cartridge: .366 Gevär HS
Action: Bolt-action
Rate of fire: 20 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 3,011 ft/s
Effective range: 1,600 m
Maximum range: 3,874 m
Feed system: 5-round internal magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights, Avalon Optik A/B 10x telescopic sight

Dahl-Lindqvist G1892 Typ-II:

Representing a considerable advance in firearms technology, the Dahl-Lindqvist is a self-loading rifle designed to replace the old manually-repeating service weapons in use by the Krigsmakten. The Typ-I and Typ-II versions of the weapon were quickly adopted into military service, but remain uncommon compared to later iterations. The reason for this is abundantly clear - while the early Dahl-Lindqvist is still a potent weapon, the .455 round it fires is outdated, being the same slow and heavy cartridge used in smokeless conversions of the old DaSk rifle.

Type: Self-loading rifle
Designer: Hans Dahl & Edgar Lindqvist
Designed: 1890-1
In Service: 1892-present
Mass: 4.36 kg
Length: 45.1 in
Barrel length: 25.4 in
Cartridge: .455 Gevär
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity: 2,081 ft/s
Effective range: 500 m
Maximum range: 2,307 m
Feed system: 10-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights

Dahl-Lindqvist G1892 Typ-IV:

The definitive variant of the Dahl-Lindqvist, and now the standard-issue rifle in use by all branches of the Krigsmakten today, the Typ-IV solves the major limitation of the rifle's earlier models by rechambering it for a more modern round. The .310 cartridge follows the general trend in firearms design towards smaller, lighter, but much faster bullets. As a result, the weapon itself is lighter than its predecessor, and can now comfortably fit a 20-round magazine without being too unwieldy for the common soldier to use effectively in combat.

Type: Self-loading rifle
Designer: Hans Dahl & Edgar Lindqvist
Designed: 1893
In Service: 1893-present
Mass: 4.11 kg
Length: 44.2 in
Barrel length: 25.2 in
Cartridge: .310 Gevär/K
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity: 2,665 ft/s
Effective range: 600 m
Maximum range: 2,813 m
Feed system: 10- or 20-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights

Dahl-Lindqvist G1892 Typ-V(k):

The Typ-V(k) is the carbine variant of the Dahl-Lindqvist, designed by krigsvagn officer Major Ragnar Holt to overcome the difficulty of quickly manoeuvring the full-length rifle in the confines of a vehicle. The weapon is now widely issued, and not just to krigsvagn crews; the Typ-V(k) is common amongst cavalry, airship crews, and marines, among others.

Type: Self-loading rifle, carbine variant
Designer: Hans Dahl & Edgar Lindqvist, Maj. Ragnar Holt
Designed: 1893
In Service: 1893-present
Mass: 3.21 kg
Length: 36.1 in
Barrel length: 17.1 in
Cartridge: .310 Gevär/K
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity: 2,517 ft/s
Effective range: 500 m
Maximum range: 2,438 m
Feed system: 10- or 20-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights

Dahl-Lindqvist G1892 Typ-VI "Anfallgevär":

A significant modification of the Dahl-Lindqvist made with shock troopers in mind, the Typ-VI is tough to handle but utterly deadly in the right hands. The rifle has been cut down to carbine length, given the option of fully-automatic fire at a blistering 900 rounds per minute, and adapted to accept a top-mounted pan magazine for a higher ammunition capacity than the standard 20 round box. The old magazine well has been filled in with a foregrip for better control over the weapon, but only the strongest soldiers can hope to use it effectively.

Type: Automatic rifle, carbine variant
Designer: Hans Dahl & Edgar Lindqvist, Knight-Captain Kaspar ap Halgård (RORT)
Designed: 1895
In Service: 1895-present
Mass: 4.09 kg
Length: 36.1 in
Barrel length: 17.1 in
Cartridge: .310 Gevär/K
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire: Select-fire, 900 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2,517 ft/s
Effective range: 450 m
Maximum range: 2,438 m
Feed system: 50-round detachable pan magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights

Pistols:

Stenberg P1861 Typ-II:

Once the standard service revolver of the Krigsmakten, the P1861 is now being phased out of service in favour of more modern self-loading pistols. Nevertheless, the old double-action six-shooter enjoys a reputation for extreme reliability and resilience in all conditions - not to mention excellent stopping power - and remains a popular choice among officers who prize these attributes over the faster firing rate and higher ammunition capacity of the new generation of self-loaders.

Type: Double-action revolver
Designer: Vapenfabrik Stenberg A/B
Designed: 1860
In Service: 1861-present (replacement in progress)
Mass: 1.69 kg
Length: 12.6 in
Barrel length: 8.1 in
Cartridge: .460 Pistol
Action: Double-action revolver
Rate of fire: 30 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 670 ft/s
Effective range: 100 m
Maximum range: 961 m
Feed system: 6-round cylinder
Sights: Notch-and-post iron sights

Larsson P1888 Typ-I:

The new service sidearm of the Krigsmakten, the P1888 is the first self-loading pistol to be adopted by Kragholm's military - indeed, the first to be adopted by any military in the world. A fast-firing toggle-lock design with a comparatively long barrel, the weapon is able to put eight rounds downrange with impressive accuracy. However, it is not without its flaws. Extremely tight tolerances in its mechanism are a bonus to accuracy but a great hindrance to reliability, the overall layout of the gun places most of its weight behind the shooter's grip, resulting in a pistol that kicks like a mule, and General Larsson's proprietary cartridge is in short supply. Trials are well underway to find a replacement.

Type: Semi-automatic pistol
Designer: Gen. Algar Larsson
Designed: 1887
In Service:1888-present
Mass: 1.74 kg
Length: 15.0 in
Barrel length: 8.8 in
Cartridge: .442 Larsson
Action: Toggle-lock
Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity: 1,148 ft/s
Effective range: 100-150 m
Maximum range: 1,429 m
Feed system: 8-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Notch-and-post iron sights

Holt EP1896:

Major Holt's penchant for compact firearms stemming from his experience commanding krigsvagnar has certainly carried over into this pistol, coming in at 50% shorter than the P1888. Aiming to provide the Krigsmakten with a new service pistol that eliminates the drawbacks of the current model, the EP1896 uses a similar toggle-lock mechanism, but with a greater emphasis on reliability, a new standardised cartridge that removes reliance on the Larsson round, and a layout that rebalances the gun to minimise vertical recoil. This unfortunately involves pushing the chamber further forward on a weapon that already has a very short barrel, but the resultant lower accuracy and range has still been deemed sufficient. The EP1896 is currently being tested in combat, and seems likely to be adopted in the near future.

Type: Semi-automatic pistol
Designer: Maj. Ragnar Holt
Designed: 1895-6
In Service: Undergoing combat trials
Mass: 1.02 kg
Length: 10.0 in
Barrel length: 3.0 in
Cartridge: .400 Pistol/K
Action: Toggle-lock
Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity: 1,265 ft/s
Effective range: 100 m
Maximum range: 1,508 m
Feed system: 8- or 20-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Notch-and-post iron sights

Holt EP1896L Karbin:

A carbine version of the EP1896 pistol, designed to be a fast and manoeuvrable weapon for vehicle crews and pilots while providing significantly more firepower than a sidearm. The EP1896L is capable of fully automatic fire, and as a result is manufactured with a 20 round magazine - essentially making it the first true submachine gun in the world. A much longer barrel than the standard pistol and a folding shoulder stock enable the weapon to achieve accurate shots over significantly greater ranges, making the EP1896L an ideal weapon for personnel who would find a rifle too unwieldy.

Type: Automatic pistol, carbine variant
Designer: Maj. Ragnar Holt
Designed: 1896
In Service: Undergoing combat trials
Mass: 2.20 kg
Length: 25.4 in
Barrel length: 10.0 in
Cartridge: .400 Pistol/K
Action: Toggle-lock
Rate of fire: Select-fire, 800 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 1,883 ft/s
Effective range: 300 m
Maximum range: 2,066 m
Feed system: 8- or 20-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Notch-and-post iron sights

Skovgaard Modell 1850 "Skyddsängel":

A formidable revolver firing low-velocity but very high calibre black powder cartridges, the Modell 1850 is a heavy weapon with a deadly additional feature - its cylinder axis doubles as a 12 gauge shotgun barrel, with a quick adjustment of the hammer switching between the two projectile options. Designed ostensibly for hunting, the weapon has never been officially adopted by the Krigsmakten, but is an extremely popular sidearm among Kragholm's knights and sees a good number of purchases by officers who value its impressive power.

Type: Single-action revolver & shotgun
Designer: Niklaas Skovgaard, 13th Baron Jägersund
Designed: 1850
In Service: Not in official service
Mass: 2.44 kg
Length: 16.6 in
Barrel length: 9.3 in
Cartridge: .508 "Tuunbak" & 12ga Shot
Action: Single-action revolver, single-shot shotgun
Rate of fire: 20 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 720 ft/s
Effective range: 150 m
Maximum range: 768 m
Feed system: 8-round cylinder, single-shot secondary barrel
Sights: Notch-and-post iron sights

Machine Guns:

SA-Ness MG1891 Typ-III:

The SA-Ness was intially pitched as a contender to the Dahl-Lindqvist in the infantry rifle trials of 1891, having been designed a few years prior and marketed privately with some success. Whilst the Dahl-Lindqvist was deemed the superior rifle for standard issue, the potential of the MG1891 as a squad-level force multiplier was quickly realised, and the weapon was adopted as a light machine gun, its Typ-III iteration modified to accept high capacity double-stacked magazines as well as being fitted with a heavier barrel and bolt assembly for greater sustained fire capability. Most infantry squads are now equipped with one MG1891, and the weapon is often used in a walking-fire manoeuvre to support advancing battle lines.

Type: Light machine gun/Automatic rifle
Designer: Skålvangar Arsenal, Göran Ness Krigverk A/B
Designed: 1886-7
In Service: 1891-present
Mass: 7.92 kg
Length: 45.0 in
Barrel length: 20.5 in
Cartridge: .455 Gevär
Action: Recoil-operated with gas assist
Rate of fire: 500 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2,150 ft/s
Effective range: 700 m
Maximum range: 3,265 m
Feed system: 30- or 40-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights & fixed-post front sights, or spider sight

Larsson MG1894 Typ-II:

From 1884 until 1894 the Krigsmakten used a Maxim copy, produced under licence in a rare example of Kragholm adopting a foreign firearm. This was merely a stopgap, however, while the military searched for a new and improved native-built machine gun. By 1889, General Larsson had developed an extremely capable replacement, lighter, faster, and more reliable than the aging Maxim. However, it took until 1892 to persuade Larsson to manufacture the weapon in the standard .455 rifle calibre rather than a round of his own design which could not be produced in sufficient quantities. The Krigsmakten finally got their way, and the MG1894 quickly replaced all of Kragholm's Maxim guns, significantly augmenting the Krigsmakten's rapid firepower.

Type: Heavy machine gun
Designer: Gen. Algar Larsson
Designed: 1889
In Service: 1894-present
Mass: 20.4 kg
Length: 52.6 in
Barrel length: 28.4 in
Cartridge: .455 Gevär
Action: Recoil-operated with gas assist
Rate of fire: 750 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2,682 ft/s
Effective range: 1,800 m
Maximum range: 4,143 m (indirect fire)
Feed system: 250-round canvas belt
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights & fixed-post front sights, or spider sight, and clinometer sight for indirect fire

Larsson MG1894 Typ-III(l):

The Typ-III(l) variant of the MG1894 is a markedly lightened weapon, designed to minimise the number of men required to carry, set up, and operate it. While this was done to enable the effective deployment of machine guns within paratrooper units, the lighter (and faster-firing) gun is also a far better armament in aeroplanes, where weight-saving is paramount, and can - with the specially developed double-drum magazine - be used in combat as an individual weapon by a knight to devastating effect.

Type: Medium machine gun
Designer: Gen. Algar Larsson, Knight-Commander Ivar ap Kolhavn (ROR)
Designed: 1895
In Service: 1895-present
Mass: 12.6 kg
Length: 44.3 in
Barrel length: 28.0 in
Cartridge: .455 Gevär
Action: Recoil-operated with gas assist
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2,619 ft/s
Effective range: 1,750 m
Maximum range: 4,030 m (indirect fire)
Feed system: 250-round canvas belt or 100-round double-drum magazine
Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights & fixed-post front sights, or spider sight, and clinometer sight for indirect fire

Shotguns:

Skovgaard H1822/59B:

Initially an effort to create a combat shotgun with the option to engage at longer ranges, the absurdly large calibre of the H1822/59B (the /59 designation referring to its conversion from a black powder percussion weapon to firing smokeless metallic cartridges) resulted in it being deemed impractical for use by regular infantry shortly after its adoption. The gun now finds itself mostly used by knights, who are better able to handle such a powerful firearm, and is occasionally issued as a survival weapon to pilots and airship crew operating in dangerous environments.

Type: Combination gun
Designer: Frans Skovgaard, 12th Baron Jägersund, & Niklaas Skovgaard, 13th Baron Jägersund
Designed: 1859
In Service: 1859-present
Mass: 14.8 kg
Length: 45.0 in
Barrel length: 26.4 in
Cartridge: 4ga shot, 2-bore
Action: Break action
Rate of fire: N/A
Muzzle velocity: 1,164 ft/s (4ga shot), 1,399 ft/s (2-bore)
Effective range: 80 m (4ga shot), 700 m (2-bore)
Maximum range: 2,388 m
Feed system: Breech-loading, side-by-side double-barreled shotgun & single underslung rifled barrel
Sights: Flip-up express sights

E&E H1890 Typ-I:

A much more modern and much more practical combat shotgun than Skovgaard's model, the H1890 is a weapon much-loved by shock troopers for obvious reasons. Chambered in the rather more reasonable 12 gauge round, the shotgun represents the cutting edge in close-quarters fighting ability for Kragholm's troops, using an inertial self-loading action to fire with impressive speed from a detachable magazine. The barrel, smoothbore by default, is designed to be quickly swapped out for a rifled one to make effective use of solid slug ammunition at range - whilst it won't match a true rifle, it provides handy versatility that a shotgunner could not normally bring to bear.

Type: Self-loading shotgun
Designer: Erik & Eriksson Jägarensverk ap Drejstad A/B
Designed: 1890
In Service: 1890-present
Mass: 4.02 kg
Length: 37.1 in
Barrel length: 15.8 in
Cartridge: 12ga
Action: Inertia-operated
Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity: 1,280 ft/s
Effective range: 60 m (shot), 200 m (slug)
Maximum range: 374 m
Feed system: 6-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Notch-and-post iron sights

Other:

Anker & Wolff AL1886 Typ-I:

A light, man-portable cannon designed with anti-zeppelin and urban combat in mind, the AL1886 fires a 1.6-inch shell commonly carrying an incendiary load (although armour-piercing ammunition for the weapon is also issued). The gun uses an unusual system to manage its substantial recoil - the barrel sits on a curved track, and slides backwards and to the right when firing, away from the operator. A shoulder stock offset to the left of the pistol grip, and a similarly left-offset sight, helps to further distance the shooter from the recoiling barrel. While designed as an infantry weapon, the AL1886 can often be found on pintle mounts in aircraft and light steam tractors.

Type: Light cannon
Designer: Anker & Wolff Vapenfabrik A/B
Designed: 1884-5
In Service: 1886-present
Mass: 20.1 kg
Length: 46.7 in
Barrel length: 39.2 in
Cartridge: 1.6-inch Kort AP/I
Action: Simple block breech with percussion gear
Rate of fire: 6-8 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 800-1000 ft/s
Effective range: 600-800 m
Maximum range: 1,994 m
Feed system: Breech-loading, single rifled barrel
Sights: Spider sight and adjustable leaf sight

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