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    U S Springfield 1898 .30-40 Krag Carbine??

    This is on GunBroker, is this a true 1898 .30-40 Kragicon Carbine it looks like the front sight and stock have been changed.

    How can you tell when its a 'real' carbine?

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    NO, it is NOT!! Not even close! Stock is wrong, in several ways. Sights are non-military. Swivels are almost always incorrect on carbines. Barrel length appears to be wrong. Only 5000 Model 1898 carbines were made, so they must occur in a specific serial nmuber range, etc., etc.

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    Definitely not a legit carbine but I like it. Not at $400 but I’d buy it if I saw it at a gun store for $250 or so.
    I like banded front sights. If I could snag it for $200 I’d track down a nice old Lyman peep sight to put on it.
    That kind of sporter is on my (very long) wish list.
    Someday!

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    As Dick says, almost everything is wrong. That's someone's hunting rifle...and would be a nice one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    That's someone's hunting rifle...and would be a nice one.
    I was looking for a new Deer rifle on Gunbroker when I found this, more of a 1903A1 or 7MM Mauser sporter though, although after look a 1917 looks nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Hosmericon View Post
    NO, it is NOT!! Not even close! Stock is wrong, in several ways.
    Thats what I was thinking when I saw it. just didn't seem right even though it was ovious the stock and sights were wrong. THanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    I was looking for a new Deer rifle on Gunbroker
    This one is priced at $399USD and would be about right for that. Maybe a bit over priced to you, but if the bore is nice you'll never be unhappy. I expect you'll load for it though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    This one is priced at $399USD and would be about right for that. Maybe a bit over priced to you, but if the bore is nice you'll never be unhappy. I expect you'll load for it though...
    Hi Jim, yes I would load for anyrifle My problem is I cant decise between a Kragicon, 1903, or M1917 (already made sporter) I'm leaning in the direction of the 1917 but can't make up my mind.
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    M 1917 would be easier to get brass and ammo for. Walmart...
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