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    SRS Request Rifle with Photos

    Picked up this Carbine today. Today was also a lesson learned in regard to buying firearms second hand. I bought this rifle at my LGS after I looked it over a few times while there. After I got home i dry fired it and noticed that the carbine never made it to the second stage in its trigger and the rifle had been modified to have a hair trigger.

    I field stripped the rifle thinking that the sear might be filed down or the sear engagement surface on the bolt. And lo and behold there it was. Bubba ding dang wanted his light trigger pull and by jove he made it happen! Thankful I had the 1896 sporter lying around and I just nicked the part from its bolt. But before I did that, I inserted the modified bolt into the 1896 and closed the bolt. The sear barley engages while closing the bolt and then slips off making the rifle go off.

    I manually cocked the bolt and the bolt then became cocked. I lightly tapped the stock of the rifle and the rifle went off. Therefore the part in question was decommissioned for safety reasons.

    Next you might also say that it isn't a really Carbine stock because of the sling swivels, but I believe Bubba had his hands in that as well. For when I removed the rear sling swivel and hand carved space had been picked out by our safety minded friend, because darn it he doesn't want to hold the dang thing while he is trompping through woods to his deer hunting hide!



    I also found a surprise in the butt trap when I opened it up!

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    Do you know what the numbers in the trap door mean? Mine has similar.


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    Nice find in the butt, too bad about the rear sling swivel. Although some DID have swivels added, I don't think they did that poor of a job installing them. The rest is nice... I'm guessing the bore is good? It almost looks like the receiver was plated at one time...
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    The bore was dirty when I bought it. I just cleaned it out this morning and it is nice and shiny. But it swallows a 30-40 round all the way up to the rim of the case. The rounds used were 180 gr. Remington core-lockt soft points. With 180 gr. Winchester Silver tip the muzzle shows some life left. The Remington ammo is a round nose design and the Winchester a Spitzer style.
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    Jackets will probably shoot OK. Let us know after...
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    Will do, hopefully soon! As for artyldr01, no I don't know what the numbers on the trapdoor means. I did remove the buttplate and the same numbers are stamped on the back of it as well.
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    I was looking around on the CMPicon forums and found this thread ( 1899 Krag Carbine - CMP Forums ) I then followed the auction link ( Civilian Marksmanship Program - Promoting firearms safety training! ) and found an 1899 Krag Carbine only 14 serial numbers away from mine! Neat find.
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    I went looking online for info about Krags and found mine...two owners before me. I contacted him and he told me about the guy I bought it from, and where the original front sight had gone...
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