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  1. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Range Report

    Closing the loop on this. I had the rear sight off to make a cross reference between the graduations and my drop chart for this load, so it took me a few sight adjustments to get back on paper.
    The...
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    My loads were the hornady 220gr round noses over...

    My loads were the hornady 220gr round noses over imr4064. Ill look up the charge weight when I get home to my logbook, but I know they were at 1750fps. I haven't played with the load at all. It was...
  3. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Range Report No. 1

    We did it! I had my doubts considering how the stock fitting went, but it shot to spec and then some. I happened to drive out of state to visit family, and took the rifle along to show my...
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    That was my first thought. And the geometry of...

    That was my first thought. And the geometry of the tip is certainly different.


    I found that out the hard way! Good thing they are still cheap enough grab a couple. I re-worked this one good...
  5. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    krag carrier

    Wow. I couldn't find anything on the web about fitting a krag carrier. Well, I figured it all out and now my carrier works. A bit smoother opening the door than it was before, but still no where...
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    Well poopiesticks. While my last coat of oil...

    Well poopiesticks.
    While my last coat of oil was drying on the stock, I went to put the action all together for the range later this week. I did a function and feed test. Wouldn't you know, the...
  7. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Making hand guard clips

    original clips are 24 gauge steel. All I could find was 24 gauge galvanized, which is a bit thicker.

    1) measure the diameter of the handgaurd grooves. the originals seem to be about 2/3 the...
  8. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    How to fashion Krag handgaurd clips and rivets.

    See above for a source of 1/4 head rivets with 1/8 shanks, soft steel, on eBay.
    Here is step one..after fitting the handgaurd (sides flush with stock, sight cutout finalized, etc.
    I laid out with...
  9. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Played around with rivets today. Didn't I post a...

    Played around with rivets today. Didn't I post a link to the ones I found? Guess not, here you go. https://www.ebay.com/itm/353338910765
    I had some scraps of walnut from testing stains to use for...
  10. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    The 2nd stock, pictured above from...

    The 2nd stock, pictured above from prestigiouswoodstocks.com already has grasping grooves. I just need to clean them up now the I have the rest of the stock sanded. The first stock I described has...
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    Since all the pictures were lost, I went digging...

    Since all the pictures were lost, I went digging to recover some of them. here is were it all started last spring - just an old sewer pipe and a paper weight (receiver)
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  12. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    I finally got back to this one. Too bad all the...

    I finally got back to this one. Too bad all the pictures were gone.

    I bought a second stock from Jesse at https://www.prestigiouswoodstocks.com. The wood was certainly beautiful - walnut is...
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    I rasped/filed/sanded down the square part of the...

    I rasped/filed/sanded down the square part of the stock that was left. I started with a bench plane, and got a bowl full of nice wide chips. I need to make a shim with these under the rear band, as...
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    So, over lunch I cut back the 1/8 or so shoulder...

    So, over lunch I cut back the 1/8 or so shoulder for the front band, so it sits flush with the tip of the forend. This also made the wood at the shoulder sit just a tad proud of metal, giving me ...
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    The key there is to maintain a backlog of things...

    The key there is to maintain a backlog of things that equally interesting as when you started. Then again by this method success means you always have a long list of things not done, or partway done....
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    I treat it as therapy ;) But my patience is...

    I treat it as therapy ;)
    But my patience is being tried on this one. Whenever I'm not feeling patient enough, I don't bother trying and go to something else. Not being in a good positive mood is the...
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    Well, poopy. My most fortunate luck so far with...

    Well, poopy. My most fortunate luck so far with this stock just ran out.

    First, in fitting the lower band. After squaring edge of the band's stop, and sliding it down, I saw the the forend is 10...
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    With a little luck...I think I'll call it done. I...

    With a little luck...I think I'll call it done. I got both main holes done to final depth. The goofy channel for the spare parts kit is impossible to do by hand. I walked it down as far as my...
  19. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Drilling Krag Buttstock lightening holes - measurements

    Did some measuring of my original stock's butt, and laid out a template.
    First, I traced my buttplate, cut it out. I marked measured twice along two horizontals, and found their midpoint, and used...
  20. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Alas I don't have a floor press. EDIT: The...

    Alas I don't have a floor press.

    EDIT: The more I think about it, the two challenges is just getting them started, and then which order to drill them in. I have to triple check, but I think the...
  21. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Some progress pics. Trigger inletting before and...

    Some progress pics. Trigger inletting before and after.
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    You can also see the notch for the bolt hand was originally square. It measured 40 thous. narrower on the new stock vs. my...
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    Got it!! Wow. That was a beast. For a while...

    Got it!! Wow. That was a beast. For a while there, seems like no matter what I did the muzzle pointed up about 1/8 or so. I then switched from screwing in and checking with inletting black to just...
  23. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    So I've been doing more agonizing in my mind over...

    So I've been doing more agonizing in my mind over chiseling and scraping, trying to figure out how the thing is "supposed" to bed. I have my original as a guide, but the balance of the new one is...
  24. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    My handgaurd came in the mail over the weekend...

    My handgaurd came in the mail over the weekend from macon gunstocks. I hadn't expected it for a couple weeks, so plus 1 for them on that. Here it is, next to an original.
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    Looks like they dug...
  25. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    I worked the vertical surfaces today, and the...

    I worked the vertical surfaces today, and the rear tip of the tang, until the action "dropped in". I then received the barrel channel sides, and the bed wherever there was contact. Now, the fun,...
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