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    One Seriously Sad Krag Carbine

    Thought you guys might enjoy another installment of "Ryan's Collectible Catch and Release" program.



    I knew from the pictures this one was rough so it was bought as a parts donor. Even knowing it was bad, I was still surprised haha. But at least now I can say I've owned a Kragicon carbine

    If this one could talk it would probably say, "OH GOD, WHY!?!?!"









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    That'll buff right out
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFJon View Post
    That'll buff right out
    A bit of Bondo and some spray paint would make it an OK mantle piece.
    Poor thing! No gun deserves this treatment.
    The wood is OK or else Iíd say it was in a fire.

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    Looks like it spent a few years down the left hand hole of a two seater outhouse. Or in the bottom of a horse trough. Or up in a hayloft. Poor thing!

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    Nice... I bet it hung over a fireplace and the soot and smoke was allowed to accumulate. Then, after grandpa died it was looked at for the first time in 60 years. Too bad...but nothing brings out true talent like a hopeless case. Get at 'Er...
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    Jim,

    Not a project for me. Itís just too far gone, unfortunately. If it had come in better than the pictures showed, Iíd probably hang on to it.

    I did quite well on the other two guns though. An Arisakaicon with the quick detach sling (which is apparently quite valuable by itself) and a martially marked Stevens 620.

    Not a dam buster auction for me but a success nevertheless! Keeps me rolling to the next one. I have a great 1903 coming in on Saturday Iíll have to get posted. Watch for that one!

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    Battlefield dig up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    Battlefield dig up?
    Would the stock still look this OK? Itís definitely not museum quality or anything but itís not bad.

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    I think it was hanging over a fireplace. We repaired a few that looked exactly like that. Soot does that and that gun is prime for a hanger... Anyway, not a digup. No way the wood would look that good.
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    If itís any consolation (it is to me) the bore is also toast. It would be pretty heartbreaking if the outside looked like this and the bore was pristine.

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