Top of picture: 7 x 57 mm Mauser Rifle. The Spanish forces
used this German-designed rifle during the
Spanish American War. This weapon, with
smokeless powder, was superior to either of the
American weapons shown here.
Middle: Krag-Jorgensen .30-40 Rifle. This bolt-action, magazine-loading,
smokeless powder rifle was used by US troops but
was in short supply.
Bottom: Trap Door .45-70 Springfield. This single-shot, black powder
rifle was used by US troops. It was out of date compared to the
superior weapons above.