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    2nd KRAG

    Just acquired my second Kragicon....as I am a Enfield collector the first one was used as trade bait for a Long Branch No4 MK1 but before I sent it on it's way I had to shoot it!!! I kinda fell in love with that little carbine, it was a very neat rifle especially the way the mag functioned and was quite accurate as well.
    Well after being a bit sorry for seeing it go, I was soon in the hunt for a second one. I responded to a add in the paper and that is how I acquired my second Krag.
    I have no knowledge when it comes to these rifles. It is a carbine in 6.5x55. Bolt matches receiver, rear sight and inside of mag housing. Wood has not been cut or sporterized but has been sanded......too bad for that. The receiver has the crown stamp and dated 1900 below it. The serial # is just below that.....it is a 4 digit serial #. The rear sight is calibrated to 2200 meters, the front sight is adjustable for wind age on the right side..... by means of turning a small circular disk with 2 small holes in it. rear butt has a fairly large ring just below the pistol grip for attaching the rear part of the sling.....front sling attaches to the barrel band. This one does not seem to have the mag cut off as my other one did...... believe it was dated 1908 and was a artillery carbine. Sorry no pictures to show but given this info is it sufficient to figure out what model I have?? Is modern off the shelf ammo fine to shot in this rifle (assuming the head space is ok) without having excess pressure problems?
    Thanks for your input.
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    I understand 6.5 Swedishicon Mauser ammo is the same dimensions and will fit, but is too hot for the Kragicon. One of the European ammo companies loads ammo for the Norwegianicon Krag that is safe to shoot, but I don't know if it's available in North America. If you load your own ammo, you should be able to get 6.5 Swedish brass and load it down to Krag pressures.

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    Load your own. Unless you are hunting you don't need a really strong load. If I were going to shoot, say, Norma factory loads, I would try to find a later-model rifle on the chance it has better metallurgy.

    Good luck!


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