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    1896 Steyr Krag

    I have a 1896 Steyr Kragicon numbered 184 with all matching numbers and a crown on the bolt handle. Does anybody have pictures of the acceptance marks that a Steyr krag should have and their locations.

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    The fellows here know more about Norwegianicon Krags than I do: Krag rifles of Norway, Denmark U.S.A.

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    Thanks

    Found the pictures & information I needed to identify my Kragicon as a non-contract steyr krag.

    Jim

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    check KCA Krag Collecters Association

    Some info of Norwegianicon Krags there.

    I have been told that Norway's Krags have left thread.
    So righty tighty, lefty loosee will be counter productive.

    That also explains why the bolt will not work in one Norwegian Kragicon barreled action [with marks on barrel] that I picked up some years ago.

    Good luck, Paul

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    A low serial number, Steyr-manufatured, ex-contract Kragicon could be a Boer Krag. PM me with pictures, and I can forward them to the expert on these. If it is a Boer Krag it is rare and very desirable, as I am sure you will know. Is there anything linking it to South Africa, either in its history, or sling, or carved initials?

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    Hi, Rob

    I have not been on milsurps for a while. The post came up again when I was searching for replacement sling swivel hooks. Did I ever send the pictures you requested? No carved initials or other markings linking it to South Africa.

    Jim

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    Here is one of my favorite Kragicon pictures: Boer General Tobias Smuts with Steyr made Krag, believed to be serial #124. On a South African site there was mention of the first order of for Steyr Krags being for only 100 rifles and 25,000 rounds of 6.5mm ammunition. The few surviving rifles in SA ran from #69 to #165. There are also other rifles, apparently from later SA procurements in the 3, 4, and 5,000 range.
    I believe there is a known ZAR marked Krag that was confiscated in Ireland, during the Rebellion.
    To add to the confusion, the Norwegianicon Army apparently had Steyr made Krags numbered from #1 to #20,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by butlersrangers View Post
    Boer General Tobias Smuts with Steyr made Kragicon, believed to be serial #124
    That would sure be a nice rifle...wonder where it is now?
    Regards, Jim

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