8 x 58 mm R Krag-Jørgensen

8 x 58 mm R Krag-Jørgensen – it is a military cartridge introduced in 1889 for the Krag-Jørgensen rifle, used by the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish armies. It was also the main rifle of the USA at the turn of the 20th century, with its greatest use in the Spanish-American War. The Danish army had these rifles in its arsenal until the 1950s. Unlike the American and Swedish/Norwegian Krag rifles, the Danish Krags used 8 x 58 mm R ammunition. These were probably Danish loot pieces, which were used to arm auxiliary or militia units (Volksturm) at the end of the war, when there was a general shortage. The embossing shows the maker's mark "HL" on the 6th hour. Then at 12 o'clock. "V. II. 18", which is the designation of the cartridge case material (brass). And at 9 and 3 o'clock the year "1924".

"HL" – Ammunitionsarsenalet, Hærens Laboratorium, Copenhagen, Denmark. Munitions factory founded in 1676 as Fyrværkerikompagniet (fireworks company). From 1750 to 1909 it was the Laboratorieafdelingen (Laboratory Department) of the Copenhagen Arsenal. Between 1909 and 1937 it was called Hærens Laboratorium (Army Laboratories). After the occupation of Denmark in 1940, the munitions arsenal was a subcontractor to the arms company DISA, which helped arm the Wehrmacht. In 1945 the factory was sabotaged. In 1968 ammunition production moved to Elling near Frederikshavn, where it continued until 2008. In 2022, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Danish government began to consider restarting local munitions production.