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1911Ron
August 30, 2017, 16:22
Are there any other Krag owners here? I bought mine a few years ago and it is in full military trim. If you have one show it off!
http://i.imgur.com/1itFKqBh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/y4hapHUh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4792wrjh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/cMZmWLdh.jpg

ArtBanks
August 30, 2017, 17:52
Nice.
I have a few. Will have to find some photos.

rarecat
August 30, 2017, 19:35
Love my Krag....so smooth shooting

skinnydash
August 30, 2017, 20:47
Here's my carbine...Should also post these in the Curio & Relics section.
http://i.imgur.com/7ex8cfh.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/QAyAdJH.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/Ybq7A0o.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/hXPsGDI.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/4iNME72.jpg?1

ArtBanks
August 31, 2017, 04:55
Found one of Bannerman's work.
Notice the bob tail bolt and the buckhorn sight. Early CQB rifle. Humor.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_0867_zps856f1abd.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_0867_zps856f1abd.jpg.html)

1911Ron
August 31, 2017, 14:34
Nice Carbines! I would love to find a Carbine some day, but alas it may be out of my price range.:sad:

douglas
August 31, 2017, 15:08
I hunted for a Krag rifle or carbine for several years. I located one in similar condition to the one posted and was ready to drop the coin for it. Just before I did the deal I remembered reading on Parallax Bill's old website about checking for a cracked bolt lug. Being as it was a pawn shop I asked to see the bolt and borrowed their jewelry loupe. Sure enough there was a very faint crack in the bolt lug area. I had to pass on it being as I wanted a shooter and not just a wall hanger. Since then life has caught up to me and spending the coin for one is not justifiable. I still fondle them at the gunshows whenever one shows up on a table.

1911Ron
August 31, 2017, 16:24
I hunted for a Krag rifle or carbine for several years. I located one in similar condition to the one posted and was ready to drop the coin for it. Just before I did the deal I remembered reading on Parallax Bill's old website about checking for a cracked bolt lug. Being as it was a pawn shop I asked to see the bolt and borrowed their jewelry loupe. Sure enough there was a very faint crack in the bolt lug area. I had to pass on it being as I wanted a shooter and not just a wall hanger. Since then life has caught up to me and finding the coin for one is not justifiable. I still fondle them at the gunshows whenever one shows up on a table.

Thank you for the info on checking for cracked bolt lugs.

wolfspotter1
August 31, 2017, 19:39
Miss my 1898. Had beautiful wood and a 1901 rear sight. Bullet holes would be overlapping at 50yds using Win 760 & H-414. 303 British brass and shot just as well as 30-40.

Gazz
September 01, 2017, 06:08
Very nice carbine Sinnydash!
I have an 1898 as issued with a correct bayonet that is reasonably nice. I also have an 1892 that is missing the front barrel band bayonet log and maybe something else, I forget. Then there is a cut down 1898 rifle that is a hunting gun for me and it makes my hunting buddies jealous when we have to unload back at the truck. It has a homemade fiber optic front sight and a rear aperture sight that replaces the magazine cut-off lever. Taken two deer with it so far. I also have an antique 1898 (pre 1899 manufacture) that was nicely sporterized with a new stock, aperture sight and reblue but I'm going to sell that. Ammo sure did get expensive for them. Interesting use of .303 brass for reloading Wolfspotter.

Infantry Marine
September 01, 2017, 08:12
Are there any other Krag owners here? I bought mine a few years ago and it is in full military trim. If you have one show it off!
http://i.imgur.com/1itFKqBh.jpg




This is the model, (M1898 with M1901 sight) that the U.S. Marines used-
Very Cool Sir.

ArtBanks
September 01, 2017, 09:07
Picked this one up a few years ago along with an Eddystone when the CMP was clearing out bolt action inventory. The darn thing is still covered with shelac or varnish including all the runs. I keep saying I am going to clean it up but I just enjoy shooting it the way it is.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_1200_zpsuxqujdim.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_1200_zpsuxqujdim.jpg.html)

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_1201_zpsxei9vyac.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_1201_zpsxei9vyac.jpg.html)

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_1202_zpsxcqyxgwq.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_1202_zpsxcqyxgwq.jpg.html)

Semper Fi
Art

Impala_Guy
September 01, 2017, 11:19
,Krags are my first love. My grandad used to tell tales of a rifle he and his brother bought and hunted with during the depression. Back in the late 80s we visited his brother in rural PA and he had one of his sons bring out the Krag Jorgensen. That big, long bolt action rifle made a big impression on me.

Top to bottom: Spanish American War dated 1896 rifle with Pennsylvania National Guard marked Krag / Trapdoor sling and brass muzzle cover. Pristine late model 1898 rifle with 1902 sight and muzzle cover. Early 1898 rifle with 1901 sight. 1896 carbine with original short stock with saddle ring on LH side.

http://i.imgur.com/FTbIxah.jpg

Pristine late mode 1898 rifle, still has vivid case colors on the safety and trigger. Note that the finish on Krag actions was the blackish finish that was left from the oil quenching of the heat treatment, and no further finishing was done. Not the most durable finish, so even high condition rifles will have some fading and flaking. Springfield Armory did polish re-blue some Krag actions when rifles were overhauled in the early 1900s when they were also messing around with sight variations and 30-40 load development. This will be a fairly satin, lighter colored nitre-ish looking blue like the carbine that Skinnydash has shown above. If its a standard glossy hot blue then Bubba reblued it :

http://i.imgur.com/f5Y4wmW.jpg

Span Am War dated 1896 (1898 model came out after the war was over). Note the dished out bolt cut on the stock and bigger radius on the back of the mag box compared to the 98 rifle:

http://i.imgur.com/HLaF7DB.jpg

1902 Mauser-ish looking sight on 1898 rifle. This was for the uprated 2200 fps load that ended up cracking some krag bolts. Most rifles had their 1902 sights replaced with original 1901 sights as this load was recalled by the Army. Incidentally, modern powders can achieve this velocity with safe Krag pressures.

http://i.imgur.com/MRXasiU.jpg

1901 rifle sight on 1898 rifle. This obviously was later adapted for the 1903 Springfield:

http://i.imgur.com/u37BMbf.jpg

1896 rifle sight:

http://i.imgur.com/unCzqDZ.jpg

1896 carbine sight and barrel band with protective ears for a saddle scabbard:

http://i.imgur.com/YLde8Eb.jpg

1896 saddle ring carbine (with WWII era Remington Rand 1911A1 for scale). This was the type that Roosevelt's men the Rough Riders, carried (TR was rumored to carry his personal 1895 Winchester in 30 40 krag).The black oil case hardening on the action of this one is more faded to light grey than the rifles. THis carbine saw some use.

http://i.imgur.com/bXlcHja.jpg

http://oi59.tinypic.com/10cw2dx.jpg

skinnydash
September 01, 2017, 19:23
Very nice Impala Guy!

1911Ron
September 01, 2017, 20:16
Very nice Impala Guy!

I agree very nice!

rarecat
September 02, 2017, 13:47
Just an FYI.... Remington Core Loc 30-40 Krag ammo is making it's way out into the market again for hunting season. Just scored 4 boxes from target Sports. They are already sold out

Happy hunting

douglas
September 02, 2017, 21:11
You're welcome 1911RON. Glad to be able to pass on the info and hopefully it might save you from some grief down the road. Looking at Impala-Guy Krag's got me to lusting again. I might have to start huntings again!