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    It's hard to find a .30-40 cal. Remington-Lee. It...

    It's hard to find a .30-40 cal. Remington-Lee. It is rare to find one with a 'non-cracked' stock.

    (If finances allow down the road, I may donate the Remington-Lee with some family items, to the...
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    The Model 1896 Krag restoration was the marriage...

    The Model 1896 Krag restoration was the marriage of a barreled-action with wood from a 'cut-down' rifle. The nice 'cut-down' stock was stretched with a reproduction forearm spliced under the...
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    Celebrating "Traitors' Day"

    Yesterday, I had fun celebrating my Rights & Freedoms and enjoyed a couple of 'project' rifles.


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    ("For U.S. Krag Army and Winchester Model 1895 Rifles" ... Hmmmm .... looks like...
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    It is good if there is an original hand-guard....

    It is good if there is an original hand-guard. The reproduction hand-guards have dried up. The gentleman in Georgia, who produced them, has health issues and stopped making them.

    Krag hand-guards...
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    Most model 1898 carbine serial numbers probably...

    Most model 1898 carbine serial numbers probably fall between #118270 and #125062, so do lots of rifles.
    (I believe the lowest 1898 carbine number recorded is #117536 and the highest #140195; these...
  6. Soak your cut-off in some Hoppe's #9, overnight....

    Soak your cut-off in some Hoppe's #9, overnight. Press and work the detent-pin, against a piece of hardwood, before trying to install. It is amazing the 'red gunk' that gets pumped out of the...
  7. You start the cut-off's shaft into its hole in...

    You start the cut-off's shaft into its hole in the receiver until the detent-pin stops progress. Then use a small screwdriver tip to depress the detent-pin, while advancing the cut-off forward into...
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    Krag, #272262, would have been manufactured as a...

    Krag, #272262, would have been manufactured as a rifle, around June to August, 1900.

    It was made about a year after model 1899 carbines had come into production.

    Model 1898 carbines are...
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    The U.S. Krag Military stocks addressed the issue...

    The U.S. Krag Military stocks addressed the issue by anchoring the barrel with a rear barrel-band (and also a front band in the case of rifles).

    The Norwegian military Krags, in addition to...
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    Back in the 1960's, Herters offered rough stock...

    Back in the 1960's, Herters offered rough stock blanks for most surplus arms. The 'notch' on the left-side of your stock was probably intended for the Krag's Magazine Cut-Off Lever.

    The Krag ...
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    I believe the stock may have been a rough blank...

    I believe the stock may have been a rough blank from Herters, (Waseca, Wisconsin), that was poorly fitted by a hobbyist.

    It appears 'Herters' - 'Since 1953' (or 1933) is molded in the butt-plate,...
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    'usabaker' - That is a nice altered model 1898...

    'usabaker' - That is a nice altered model 1898 Krag. Your photos of the bore look very good! It is neat the personal history you have with this 'sportered' Krag.

    The model 1892 rear-sight was...
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    A cute & handy short Krag! It should be very...

    A cute & handy short Krag! It should be very useful for Hunting and Plinking at the Range.

    The carbine Stock and Hand-Guard are the replacement types that came out after 1899, in order to make...
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    'artyldro1' - No SRS hit for your Krag, #112404,...

    'artyldro1' - No SRS hit for your Krag, #112404, in the Krag serial number tables, contained in Frank Mallory's, "Krag Rifle Story", 2nd edition. (Closest numbers listed are #112192 & #112460).
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  15. TexasCheesehead - You appear to have a real...

    TexasCheesehead - You appear to have a real Spaulding made belt for the .30-40 cartridge. Spaulding was one of the alternative contractors, supplying belts during the SAW, when Mills-Orndorf could...
  16. You have a very nice Swedish Carbine. Do no harm...

    You have a very nice Swedish Carbine. Do no harm in your 'clean-up'. It is in great & presentable shape! You got it for a bargain price.

    You are correct, the barrel extension was put on by the...
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    'Bravo' - IIRC, the Japanese 6.5mm barrels have...

    'Bravo' - IIRC, the Japanese 6.5mm barrels have 'Metford' rifling, which has shallow convex grooves and rounded lands.
    If you are not familiar with this rifling style, it can be mistaken as being...
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    Krag number 55629 is not listed in SRS data...

    Krag number 55629 is not listed in SRS data contained in the Appendix of Mallory's book, "The Krag Rifle Story", second edition.

    A rifle's number being close to numbers found in official...
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    I believe this Snider barrel has be shortened...

    I believe this Snider barrel has be shortened from a "3-band rifle".

    The front sight is mounted backwards. This would also explain the lack of a short rifle bayonet lug. There appears to be a...
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    You are a Great Dane. :D

    You are a Great Dane. :D
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    Sounds like your rifle was "Made in Japan"! ...

    Sounds like your rifle was "Made in Japan"! :lol:

    (It appears you know what you are doing and have a good plan).
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    I posted some observations on original thread in...

    I posted some observations on original thread in "Japanese Rifles". Shifting rear-sight collar will probably interfere with fit of (close fitting) wooden hand-guard.

    Also, although slightly...
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    Some photos of sight attachment: 9733197332

    Some photos of sight attachment:

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    I double checked my Type 38 carbine. (Brought...

    I double checked my Type 38 carbine. (Brought back from WW2 by an Uncle).

    There is only one rear-sight screw and its purpose is mainly to retain the sight spring in its 'dovetail'.

    Also, the...
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    It is most likely the rear-sight collar is...

    It is most likely the rear-sight collar is soldered to the barrel. The screw is not the main retention.

    I would not mess with it.
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