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    'Happy Garand' - That appears to be a nice...

    'Happy Garand' - That appears to be a nice looking Model 1898 Krag, but, there is nothing that I can see in your photos that makes it rare, unusual, or exceptional in condition. (IMHO - value $750 to...
  2. Your Lyman front-sight base is a standard...

    Your Lyman front-sight base is a standard sporting dovetail. Lots of different makes of front blades will fit into that base.

    You can just go to a well stocked gun-shop and they should be able to...
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    IMHO - A U.S. Krag bolt should show some...

    IMHO - A U.S. Krag bolt should show some clearance, (approximately .001" to .004"), between the rear of the Bolt's 'guide rib/ safety-lug' and the receiver. This appears to be how Springfield Armory...
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    It use to be a practice among some professional...

    It use to be a practice among some professional and amateur gunsmiths to 'Lap' the rear of the single lug on the U.S. Krag Bolt.

    The intention was to allow the rear of the Bolt's 'Safety/Guide...
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    'CHUCKW' can add a thin washer or layers of foil...

    'CHUCKW' can add a thin washer or layers of foil to his 'No-Go' head-space gauge, to build up rim thickness to .070 to .073". This will allow it to serve as a 'Field' gauge, for repeat testing.
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    I use a 'knock-off' .30-40 Field Gauge that...

    I use a 'knock-off' .30-40 Field Gauge that measures .073". None of my Krags will close on this. (I strip the bolt for testing).

    Amazingly, my fired Brass Cases will fit, (without re-sizing),...
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    Recently, Schwartz is back to making hand-guards....

    Recently, Schwartz is back to making hand-guards. The prices have gone up a bit.

    That is a nice looking Krag. The barrel appears to be a shortened Krag barrel (not an adapted 1903 Springfield...
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    I have probably only seen six "model 1899"...

    I have probably only seen six "model 1899" Remington-Lee, (.30-40 caliber Small Bore Smokeless Military Rifles), that were part of the contract for the State of Michigan.

    Half of these rifles had...
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    'Artyldr01' - You have not mentioned anything...

    'Artyldr01' - You have not mentioned anything about bore condition. Are you a 'shooter'?

    I am a 'stickler' for very good bores and I shoot my Krag rifles and carbines.

    A rough Krag bore may...
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    'altadiver' - My 1907/15 Berthier rifle barrel...

    'altadiver' - My 1907/15 Berthier rifle barrel varies in OD at the muzzle from .579" to .582". (Some of the variance is probably from bayonet wear and some from the painted 're-finish').

    Barrel...
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    Some sight information: 101901

    Some sight information:

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    It could be an illusion, but, the area that I...

    It could be an illusion, but, the area that I have framed in red seems to have a different shade to it. This could be suggestive of removed part of bayonet-bar.

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    There are Rolling-Block barrel-bands that...

    There are Rolling-Block barrel-bands that 'screw-clamp' and ones that are retained by a band-spring. The Danish band on your .43 cal. Rolling-Block is an incorrect replacement.

    It appears your...
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    The barrel-bands marked with a "U" are Remington...

    The barrel-bands marked with a "U" are Remington bands. The one with a Crown is for a Danish model 1867 Rolling-Block.
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    FWIW - I recently bought an altered model 1896...

    FWIW - I recently bought an altered model 1896 Krag barrel on ebay, which I thought to be a 'cut-down' rifle barrel.

    Upon direct observation, it appears to be a model 1896 carbine barrel, that had...
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    Model 1898 and model 1899 Krag receivers use the...

    Model 1898 and model 1899 Krag receivers use the Magazine Cut-Off Lever with the short shaft.

    I have been seeing cut-down Krags at gun shows for ages with that "Curtain Rod Fixture" front-sight. I...
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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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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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