30-40 Krag M1898 – Snap Caps Dummy Rounds

(19 customer reviews)


Set of five 30-40 Krag dummy rounds / snap caps / fake bullets.

Cartridge Options Explained

With this option steel BB’s (ball bearings) are added to the cartridges. This makes them rattle when shaken, aiding in identification as inert, snap caps.

Cartridges all patina darkened to aid in identification.


Set of five 30-40 Krag dummy rounds / snap-caps / fake bullets.  Designed to replace the 45-70 Gov, it was adopted by the US Army in the early 1890s alongside the Krag-Jorgensen rifle. Together they replaced the venerable .45-70 Government and “Trapdoor” Springfield which had been in service since shortly after the War of Northern Aggression (Civil War).  It was the standard rifle caliber until it was replaced by the 30-03 and, quickly thereafter, the world-renown 30-06 Springfield cartridge in the early twentieth century.

This was the cartridge used by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders on “San Juan Hill” during the Spanish-American War.  It also became a popular hunting cartridge in the US civilian market and was offered as a chambering in many hunting rifles including the Winchester 1894 lever-action.

Great for safely function checking, as an addition to your re-enactment kit, or displaying with your fine piece of military history.

Available with spent primers in, empty primer pockets, holes drilled in cases, or rubber inserts added to the primer pockets.  Properly sized and seated.

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The Best Tool for Firearms Training, Safely Function Checking, and Historically Accurate!

  • SAME WEIGHT and FEEL as live rounds***, but completely INERT. J&M Spec Snap Caps are made from real brass cartridge cases and real bullets, just no powder or primer.
  • Historical Accuracy – We go to great lengths to ensure all of our vintage and historical cartridges are period correct and still function flawlessly.  There’s no reason to do something unless you do it right, and make it look good too!
  • We stand behind our products – 100% Satisfaction Guaranty! Our training rounds are designed to withstand thousands of dry-fires.  If there is ever an issue, we will make it right.
  • Practice and train SAFELY – We use our products too for training classes and personal use.  You can’t beat the muscle memory gained by dry-firing and clearing jams.
  • Customizable to fit your needs – Whether you are function checking or reenacting, we have the configuration you need for dummy ammunition.  We offer a selection of options including spent primers, orange rubber primers, rattling cartridges, all black cases, and more!
  • Industry leading quality and customer service – Please call or email us if you ever have problem or question about one of our products.
  • Our products go by many names: dummy rounds, snap caps, fake bullets, inert ammunition, inert ammo, dummy ammunition, dummy ammo, etc. All mean the same thing, cartridges that don’t go bang!

*** Non-clear plastic hulled shotgun shells are lighter than live rounds in order to distinguish them from live rounds. For weighted shotgun shells, purchase ones with “INERT” or components showing options.***

Proudly Made in Alabama, USA!

At J&M Spec (Fakebullets.com), we offer the highest quality and largest selection of Dummy Rounds / Inert Rounds / Training Rounds in the world.  With hundreds of thousands of snap caps sold in many hundred different calibers and gauges, no one beats J&M Spec in reliability, value, and shear number of cartridge types available!

Our Snap Caps are used for reenacting, film props, dry-fire training, tactical training by military and police, function testing by large firearms manufacturers, displays, and many others!  Don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to your dummy round / training round needs!

All of our dummy rounds are INERT and not capable of being made into live ammunition. We are not responsible for any damage to firearms from misuse or otherwise. It is your responsibility to keep these rounds separate and distinguished from live rounds and we take no responsibility for personal injury or property damage that occurs by the user.

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in

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19 reviews for 30-40 Krag M1898 – Snap Caps Dummy Rounds

  1. Manuel Q. (verified owner)

    Got what I needed at a reasonable price. I use these fake rounds to ensure proper cycling of my weapons before I actually fire them. Items were well packaged and shipping was reasonalbe. I would buy from this seller again when I need realistic ammunition without the danger of a missfire. Thanks again and God bless.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. Roy Ringrose (verified owner)

  4. Ron VanHooser (verified owner)

  5. Kelly Washington (verified owner)

  6. James (verified owner)

  7. Jack G. (verified owner)

    Look excellent w/my 1896 Springfield (Krag)..great patina!!

  8. Stephen B. (verified owner)

    Bought some dummy 30-40 Krag rounds – got here quickly and work flawlessly in my Winchester 1895 and Springfield 1894! Great site, service, and products!

  9. Thomas (verified owner)

    Snap caps look and feed fantastically through my M96 Carbine! Look forward to using them for living history events!

  10. Thomas Howard (verified owner)

  11. Dennis Ricksgers (verified owner)

    Looks great

    Image #1 from Dennis Ricksgers
  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Perfect replicas for historical use.

  13. Dustin H. (verified owner)

    Cartridges cycle through rifle flawlessly and are useful for showing how the 1898 Krag Jorgensen rifle’s magazine functions to friends and family safely.

  14. Michael M. (verified owner)

  15. Ron Chambers (verified owner)

  16. Robert K. (verified owner)

    product was exactly as described and well made.

  17. Nathaniel Williams (verified owner)

  18. Gregory N. (verified owner)

    Flawless appearance and function

  19. Benjamin B. (verified owner)

    Perfect Krag dummy rounds.

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