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    The OP has three threads going on this carbine;...

    The OP has three threads going on this carbine; (two on Gunboards and one here). This makes for a lot of duplication of effort and possible confusion. I am not an EXPERT, just a STUDENT of Krags.
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    astack18' - The parts all look good. This Krag...

    astack18' - The parts all look good. This Krag will always be suspect, by some collectors, because the serial number is above the expected range.

    The model 1896 & model 1898 front-sight blade is...
  3. FWIW - Loosen both trigger-guard screws, wiggle...

    FWIW - Loosen both trigger-guard screws, wiggle and seat the barreled/action in the stock, firmly tighten the front trigger-guard assembly screw, and just 'snug' the rear guard screw.

    With 1903...
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    Terrylee - Thanks for pulling this together with...

    Terrylee - Thanks for pulling this together with your personal experience and almost identical Martini carbine.

    What cartridge is your Martini chambered for? (I presume .577/.450)?

    FWEW - It...
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    "SX" on receiver is for Strengthened Extractor. ...

    "SX" on receiver is for Strengthened Extractor.

    Butt-Stock Roundel, Receiver Marking, and "X" inspector-mark on Barrel, all seem to indicate London Small Arms Company.

    It could be a real...
  6. I got to try out the Weaver model 440 scope at...

    I got to try out the Weaver model 440 scope at the Range on Friday. It is slightly off-set with the Weaver detachable side-mount. This is necessary on the Krag, due to the almost 'straight-up'...
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    'ssgross': Springfield stopped making the...

    'ssgross':

    Springfield stopped making the 'headless' cocking-piece because it cost more than the regular one.
    The 'headless' cocking-pieces did not get scrapped or disappear. They did get used...
  8. BTW - The Weaver model 440 scope came with a...

    BTW - The Weaver model 440 scope came with a Stith-Mount, apparently for the Model 70 Winchester.
    My original intent was to put this scope on a 'sportered' 1903 Springfield, that has Weaver bases on...
  9. Weaver 330-S and Weaver 440 Scope adjustments

    FWIW:
    I recently picked-up a Weaver model 440 scope with a 3/4 inch tube and 'screw' elevation & windage adjustments.

    I wasn't exactly sure how the adjustment screws and the 'surrounding...
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    Cinders - Better to be seen than "Viewed" .... I...

    Cinders - Better to be seen than "Viewed" .... I hope you heal up OK, and quickly!

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    FWIW: There were likely around 1,500 Krag...

    FWIW:

    There were likely around 1,500 Krag rifles that went to France with the 12th Engineers, in 1917.
    Similar numbers of Krags probably accompanied the other U.S. Engineer regiments, (like the...
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    FWIW - Some information regarding Arms of 12th...

    FWIW - Some information regarding Arms of 12th U.S. Engineers in 1917-1918:

    The 12th Engineers were mobilized at St. Louis, Missouri, in June, 1917. Equipment was issued in July 1917:

    "The...
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    'Donki' - The Krag you are considering is a U.S....

    'Donki' - The Krag you are considering is a U.S. Magazine Rifle Model 1898 (Krag-Jorgesen).

    It has the model 1901 rear-sight, which was the preferred sight for Krags remaining in U.S. Army service...
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    "Donki" - That is a very nice looking U.S. model...

    "Donki" - That is a very nice looking U.S. model 1898 Krag. The serial number, 431788, would indicate that the rifle was originally assembled around January, 1903, at Springfield Armory.

    As...
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    Jon - That is a nice looking Remington- Lee...

    Jon - That is a nice looking Remington- Lee 'Hunting' rifle that you own.

    Did someone improvise a recoil-lug & Stock 'cross-bolt' to protect the wood from splitting?

    The numbers and survival...
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    Unless it's a writing error, it would look like...

    Unless it's a writing error, it would look like "31.0 grains of IMR-4895" was your 'clear winner' in the targets posted.
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    "Jon" - Could you comment more about the...

    "Jon" - Could you comment more about the "Remington-Lee you use to hunt with".

    I am assuming it was in .30-40 and with the forward 'locking-lugs' you felt the action strong enough for near .308...
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    The "carrier/follower assembly" for the model...

    The "carrier/follower assembly" for the model 1896 Krag is different than the one for the model 1898 Krag, (which I think has two variations). A mismatch in these parts could cause problems.

    FWIW...
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    A friend, who fires at vintage matches at Camp...

    A friend, who fires at vintage matches at Camp Perry, uses 220 grain projectiles and 40 grains of IMR-4350. He gets good accuracy and a good correlation with his sight graduations.

    I have not yet...
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    The U.S. Krag and 1903 Springfield were "Magazine...

    The U.S. Krag and 1903 Springfield were "Magazine Rifles" designed to be used as 'single-loaders', with the contents of the magazine held in reserve.
    Both rifles had a magazine cut-off switch and a...
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    So much for trusting memory, I studied the feed...

    So much for trusting memory, I studied the feed of various .30-40 loads in a model 1896 and a model 1898 Krag, today. I studied the interior of a couple of loose side-plates.

    The inside of the...
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    Lots of U.S. Krags are tolerant of cartridges...

    Lots of U.S. Krags are tolerant of cartridges with different bullet weights and profiles. Most Krags handle 180 grain hunting projectiles well.

    Some Krags are just fussy.

    Springfield Armory and...
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    A decent replica of the 'instructional...

    A decent replica of the 'instructional handkerchief', featuring the Spanish Rolling-Block - Modelo 1871, 'Sistema Remingthon', can be found on e-Bay from time to time.

    IMHO - The colorful print...
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    OP's Rolling-Block is Remington made and...

    OP's Rolling-Block is Remington made and chambered for a center-fire cartridge. (The two most likely cartridges are .43 Spanish or .43 Egyptian).

    My hunch is that it is in .43 Spanish.

    The...
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    In OP's photo, barrel appears to be full 30 inch...

    In OP's photo, barrel appears to be full 30 inch length.

    (There is an unusual 'view photos' prompt, in left-margin of his post).

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