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    Attached is a photo of U.S. model 1899 carbine,...

    Attached is a photo of U.S. model 1899 carbine, #349912.

    It is easy to see how the first digit can be misread as an "8". It is a "3".
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    A pet peeve FWIW: There is no "JLA" Krag...

    A pet peeve FWIW: There is no "JLA" Krag inspection mark.

    The stock inspection mark, popularly called an 'acceptance cartouche', is actually a cursive "J.S.A.", for Joseph Sumner Adams,...
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    U.S. Model 1899 Krag carbines fall in the 200K...

    U.S. Model 1899 Krag carbines fall in the 200K and 300K serial number ranges.

    It is most likely you have misread the first digit as an 8, when it is really a 3.

    Serial number 357070 would have...
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    Ten days till Bastille Day! Get ready to...

    Ten days till Bastille Day! Get ready to Celebrate.
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    I have not 'tinkered' with a Criterion barrel,...

    I have not 'tinkered' with a Criterion barrel, yet.

    The rear sight model, that you are going to use, might dictate your best approach.

    Some of the Krag sight screws would be easier to...
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    J-ROD - Frank Mallory's collected SRS Data covers...

    J-ROD - Frank Mallory's collected SRS Data covers many U.S. martial arms, including 'trap-doors'.

    I only have the Krag numbers, which Mallory included in the appendix of the 2nd edition of "The...
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    J-ROD - There is no 'hit' on either number. ...

    J-ROD - There is no 'hit' on either number.

    Close to your first number is 219752, 219753, and 219855, all three are model 1898 rifles, issued in 1899.

    Being close is irrelevant. IIRC - Only...
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    Frank Mallory in his book, "The Krag Rifle...

    Frank Mallory in his book, "The Krag Rifle Story", (second edition, page 210), reported - "Gas escape hole (b) moved 0.25" rearward: late 1895 or early 1896 (36000)"

    FWIW - Krag Serial number...
  9. A close scrutiny of most of the wood and metal...

    A close scrutiny of most of the wood and metal stamps will reveal things to be unevenly spaced and off-center.

    Individual letter, punctuation & symbol stamps were used to mimic complicated stamps,...
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    Pictures would be enjoyed by many!

    Pictures would be enjoyed by many!
  11. That rear-sight leaf tells you everything! You...

    That rear-sight leaf tells you everything! You have a Khyber Pass gem. (Not British Made)!

    For $30 you have a great conversation piece.

    It is Decorator Only/Never To Be Fired, but, fascinating...
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    I don't rightly know. I just remember an...

    I don't rightly know.
    I just remember an unlikely part being the source of a model 1873 accuracy problem.
    (This thread was the first time I reported the recollection).

    FWIW - Personally, I...
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    SWP

    Samuel W. Porter became the "Master-Armorer" at Springfield Armory and his 'S.W.P. - cartouche' appears on many trapdoor Springfield rifles and early model 1892 Krag rifles.

    Mr. Porter died of...
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    IMHO - This is all beginning to make no sense. ...

    IMHO - This is all beginning to make no sense.

    If David "just pitched it in garbage", this has been a waste of valuable Krag parts and a waste of well intended advice and knowledge.
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    David - An after thought: If the stock proves...

    David - An after thought:

    If the stock proves somewhat disappointing and is not as 'advertised', communicate with the seller.
    If he is ethical and hears of your disappointment, he may be...
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    '99621' - I beg to differ. Perfectionism can be a...

    '99621' - I beg to differ. Perfectionism can be a curse; it is unrealistic.

    It it is fun and educational to make and restore a useful firearm from parts.
    Going through the process has vastly...
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    '99621' - That should be a solid & serviceable...

    '99621' - That should be a solid & serviceable stock.

    I don't want to be a "Debbie Downer", but, it appears to me that your 'new' stock has been sanded and refinished.

    The 'finger-grooves'...
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    Nice looking stock, the photo does not show the...

    Nice looking stock, the photo does not show the wood grain, but by the color, I suspect it is one of the Italian walnut ones.
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    Good Krag handguards seem to be bringing near...

    Good Krag handguards seem to be bringing near 'gold prices', these days!
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    Store the handguard with a Quarter twisted into...

    Store the handguard with a Quarter twisted into the rear clip and a Penny twisted into the front clip, to counteract the spring tension.

    Krag handguards have been known to crack while off the...
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    Be patient and, in the meantime, get the correct...

    Be patient and, in the meantime, get the correct sight-screws.

    Things have a way of showing up.

    When gun shows become a reality again, keep your eyes open for one.

    Watch ebay and gunbroker....
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    The OP's carbine is definitely now wearing a...

    The OP's carbine is definitely now wearing a model 1896 rifle sight. The sight-screws are incorrect replacements.

    I think BAR has described a likely scenario as to why the original sight was...
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    I made a mistake in my last post. The Numrich...

    I made a mistake in my last post.
    The Numrich Arms photos of Krag slide parts are mislabeled as being for the 1901 sight.
    In actuality, the parts are for the slide of the model 1896 rifle sight.
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    The Krag sight-slide photos that Numrich has on...

    The Krag sight-slide photos that Numrich has on their website, listed as "1901" parts, are actually for the model 1901 sight.

    Granpa's Gun Parts has the top-plate, eye-piece, and other parts for...
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    The slide in your photo is for the model 1896...

    The slide in your photo is for the model 1896 rifle sight.

    attached: picture of 1896 slide and 1901 slide

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