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  1. The Krag "oil-bottle" is a capped cylinder. It is...

    The Krag "oil-bottle" is a capped cylinder. It is about the diameter (of the body) of a .30-40 cartridge.
    Originally it was carried in a cartridge loop on the Mill's Belt.

    Later, clearance was...
  2. The markings on the bolt likely identify...

    The markings on the bolt likely identify production batches or lots.
    Forgings moved from Springfield Armory's Water shops to the Hill Shops in wooden crates and metal boxes. Parts got machined,...
  3. It is possible for a 'correct' Krag to have a...

    It is possible for a 'correct' Krag to have a stock that never had a 'cartouche' or circled-'P'.

    Armorers in the military and National Guard had access to replacement stocks that might be new and...
  4. I believe OP's sling is what Frank Mallory and...

    I believe OP's sling is what Frank Mallory and William Brophy called a model 1887 sling.

    It was used with both the 'trap-door' Springfield and U.S. Krag rifle.

    At 68 inches, it is a bit long;...
  5. What do I know? (I'm going by memory and...

    What do I know? (I'm going by memory and observation .... dangerous territory) :yikes:

    Value will be influenced by condition and actual length (model) of sling.

    (Some gun enthusiasts don't...
  6. 'tgoldie00' - Springfield Armory, due to...

    'tgoldie00' - Springfield Armory, due to increased rifle production for the demands of the Spanish War and Philippine Insurrection, was in short supply of cured black walnut stock blanks.
    In 1899,...
  7. 'tgoldie00' - Congratulations on your first Krag....

    'tgoldie00' - Congratulations on your first Krag. It appears your stock is one of the Italian walnut ones; the Italian stocks were of a lighter 'golden' tone (than American black walnut) and often...
  8. First, protect the lenses, a cleaning patch and...

    First, protect the lenses, a cleaning patch and swatch of tape could work.

    A pad of #0000 steel wool, soaked with Hoppe's No.9 solvent, will remove light surface rust and not harm patina. Go slow...
  9. A person, OP, asks a question to solve a supposed...

    A person, OP, asks a question to solve a supposed problem.

    He is politely given a number of promising, but, different 'solutions'.

    If the OP responds by saying "thanks", tells what he tried...
  10. "whaler" joined this forum on February 23, 2020. ...

    "whaler" joined this forum on February 23, 2020.

    He/She made one post on December 17, 2020, regarding a piece of tape on a rifle, that he/she did not own and had never handled.

    The OP was...
  11. Mineral Spirits or turpentine will probably...

    Mineral Spirits or turpentine will probably soften the tape and dissolve the adhesive.
    Hand-Rubbing a 50/50 mixture of Linseed Oil & Turpentine should freshen the wood finish and give a uniform...
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    Value? Nice photo of a beautifully stamped 'acceptance...

    Nice photo of a beautifully stamped 'acceptance cartouche'. "1900" acceptance date is nicely consistent with the likely assembly date, I listed above.

    "JSA" is for Joseph Sumner Adams, assistant...
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    Value? Krags marked 'model 1899' were built as carbines....

    Krags marked 'model 1899' were built as carbines.

    Your Krag, #281326, was assembled around August to September, 1900, in the second-block of model 1899 carbines produced.

    All of your Krag's...
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    Mrbohanon's Krag, #466026, was assembled around...

    Mrbohanon's Krag, #466026, was assembled around July or August, 1903, as a model 1898 rifle.

    It is way above the serial number range of the 5,002 model 1898 carbines that were made. Model 1898...
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    No SRS hit on U.S. Krag, #466026. Talk about...

    No SRS hit on U.S. Krag, #466026.

    Talk about close, #466025, is an SRS hit. It was a model 1898 rifle that was destroyed on 05/17/1929, at the New Cumberland, Pa. by the Army Depot guards.
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    Gun forums can be a good source of information,...

    Gun forums can be a good source of information, but, sometimes they are horrible.

    A cheap useful reference is Joe Poyer's book, "The American Krag Rifle and Carbine". It is not perfect, but,...
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    'jasonafair' - Good job of posting useful photos....

    'jasonafair' - Good job of posting useful photos. (BTW - I responded to your post on KCA Forum).

    You now have a convenient 'cut-down' utility Krag. These generally sell for around $275 to $350....
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    Information on Krag oiler posted in 1911 forum as...

    Information on Krag oiler posted in 1911 forum as requested.
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    That is not the Krag 'Oil" Bottle. The top of...

    That is not the Krag 'Oil" Bottle.

    The top of the Krag 'oiler' body has a more prominent flange, that projects inward, to narrow the actual 'threaded' opening to about 1/4 of an inch diameter.
    ...
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    My understanding of things with the model 1873...

    My understanding of things with the model 1873 Springfield and use of the 1882 Broken Shell Extractor:

    If a .45-70 cartridge-case was stuck in the chamber, the broad end of the 'clearing-rod'...
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    Some of the .45 Springfield Ordnance Manuals show...

    Some of the .45 Springfield Ordnance Manuals show the use of these devices. These manuals are available in reprint.

    Here is a copy of the instruction sheet that came with my tool:

    112740112741
  23. "Flintlocke": 'Parashooter', who has...

    "Flintlocke":

    'Parashooter', who has generously shared his design for use with the .30-40 Krag on a number of web sites, calls them "chargers". This term is well understood, Internationally.
    ...
  24. p.s. - You should not need to use a "mallet" to...

    p.s. - You should not need to use a "mallet" to open your Lee-Enfield rifles!

    The simple answer is that the cartridge-case you are using is 'overly expanded' for your rifle chambers.

    This would...
  25. You have an "extraction" problem, not an...

    You have an "extraction" problem, not an "ejection" problem. (They are separate functions).

    The most likely culprit is the brass cartridge case that you are testing (function) with.

    It is...
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