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  1. 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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  16. 'bulletslap - An original 'horseshoe' shaped...

    'bulletslap - An original 'horseshoe' shaped 'extractor/ejector spring' can be purchased from Movieman630 on ebay for $20.

    A 'prong' on this spring catches the edge of the .50-70 cartridge case as...
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    I'll bet your 'sporter' will be a "tack driver"...

    I'll bet your 'sporter' will be a "tack driver" with scads of loads! Nice looking Krag.
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    I have 2nd and 3rd editions of Poyer's book. Page...

    I have 2nd and 3rd editions of Poyer's book. Page #100 has tables citing changes to receiver.
    Your page #100 is page 96 in my copies of Poyer.

    Is your book the 1st edition?

    I believe Poyer was...
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    I have no idea what you are referring to in the...

    I have no idea what you are referring to in the Poyer book. Page 100 in the 2nd & 3rd editions has 'table 2-9' - with notes on Krag receiver changes.

    There are many 'hieroglyphics' on U.S. Krag...
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    God's praises to those, who own guns and use...

    God's praises to those, who own guns and use proper fitting screwdrivers!

    A 'Field Gauge' with a rim thickness of .073 or .074 inches is probably the most useful with U.S. Krags.
    A 'Go Gauge' is...
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    Your Krag action probably already has the 'guide...

    Your Krag action probably already has the 'guide lip' in place.

    The rivet that anchors it in place is almost invisible, so the part seems integral with the receiver.

    BTW - U.S. Krag Barrels...
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    What makes you think you have a headspace...

    What makes you think you have a headspace problem?

    In my experience, Krag barrel index marks usually line-up with the receiver index mark, when putting a loose barrel on a receiver.
    (BTW - Early...
  23. The 1903 and 1903A3 Springfield 'banded'...

    The 1903 and 1903A3 Springfield 'banded' front-sights differ from each other.

    They are certainly not difficult to identify.

    Your front sight does not appear to have the profile of either...
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    I love scrounging parts and completing and...

    I love scrounging parts and completing and restoring damaged Krag sights. (military and commercial)

    Until recently, good Krag rifle sights routinely sold from $45 to $75 on ebay.
    Carbine...
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    FWIW - Page #145 of Poyer's book, "The American...

    FWIW - Page #145 of Poyer's book, "The American Krag Rifle and Carbine", has a drawing of the left-side of the Krag Extractor, that attempts to show the recess where the Extractor-Spring is located....
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