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    The spring for the leaf is simply held in a...

    The spring for the leaf is simply held in a dovetail in the movable-base by tight fit & friction.

    Remove the rear-sight leaf (from the movable base) by driving out its pivot pin.

    Insert the...
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    Nice job of removing the 'sight-collar' without...

    Nice job of removing the 'sight-collar' without destroying it!
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    Yes, sanding or polishing off a bit of the finish...

    Yes, sanding or polishing off a bit of the finish will make the beveled end of the pin a bit more visible.

    Lightly center-punching the left-end of the pin will help prevent the Drive-Punch from...
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    'phh' - You did locate the cross-pin. Drive it...

    'phh' - You did locate the cross-pin. Drive it Left-Side of rifle to Right.

    A scrap metal piece that will fit in the sight-base, (where the 'movable-base' traverses), will give you a surface to...
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    Your Krag has a six digit serial number. If you...

    Your Krag has a six digit serial number. If you share the first three or four digits and complete the sequence with "X"s, other sources can be checked for likely production period.

    A complete...
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    'EddieB' - The rear-sight on your Krag purchase...

    'EddieB' - The rear-sight on your Krag purchase is a model 1896 sight. You also have the model 1896 hand-guard. (You are correct the sight slide is on backwards. The 'locking-knob' should be on the...
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    Dick Hosmer had the energy yesterday, (Wednesday...

    Dick Hosmer had the energy yesterday, (Wednesday 1/8/2020), to post a "Hello" and "Thank You", on the Krag Rifle Forum and on Jouster2.

    He appreciated the Prayers and Kind Thoughts.

    It was...
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    Some listed eBay items (I saved pictures of) from...

    Some listed eBay items (I saved pictures of) from years past.

    IIRC - The "Stokes Kirk - Krag Bayonet sign" was located in the Philippines. (I thought it highly 'suspect', but cool).

    I love...
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    Frederick303: How were you able to date my...

    Frederick303: How were you able to date my "Stokes Kirk - catalog #27" to 1918?

    Lots of the old 'gun company' catalogs lack dates.

    (Thanks in advance - I did not know its actual date range).
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    Sendero's rear-sight is a 'bitsa' put together,...

    Sendero's rear-sight is a 'bitsa' put together, unofficially, from surplus parts. His sight is quite functional, but, did not come from Springfield Armory in its current form.

    The base is from a...
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    Maybe the original carbine barrel had a rough...

    Maybe the original carbine barrel had a rough bore.

    Stokes Kirk describes their (No. 399 D) "carbines" having new rifle barrels, cut to 22 inches and their banded front-sight installed.
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    'sendero' - I think your rear-sight may be made...

    'sendero' - I think your rear-sight may be made up from parts: a Krag 'model 1898 rifle-sight' base and a 'model 1902 sight' leaf.

    Springfield did not combine these sight parts, but, surplus...
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    'sendero' - Neat family heirloom! Actually,...

    'sendero' - Neat family heirloom!

    Actually, your Krag's receiver, (#26336 or #26836?), marked 1895 (and not model 1895 or model 1896), started its service as an early U.S. model 1896 carbine.
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    Bear - The OP is asking about the 'spring', that...

    Bear - The OP is asking about the 'spring', that retains the barrel-band.
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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...
  16. 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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