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    1989 Krag Franken-gun

    Hey all, I need to find out the screw spacing on an 1898 Kragicon rifle or carbine rear sight. I picked up an excellent condition "sporterized" Krag several days ago. It was excellently done which makes me think it was a pro gunsmith conversion. Anyway, I would like to put it back into as close to original condition as possible. The barrel is drilled and tapped at 2 3/8" center to center spacing. Can anyone tell me the hole spacing on the 1898 rifle/carbine rear sights?

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    Sorry about the date above. I DO know it is 1898 not 1989!

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    Would love to see some pics of this.
    Before spending a BUNCH of money returning it to original condition, you may want to see what it's worth as is.
    A good sporter could be worth as much as an "original" worked up from spare parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    Would love to see some pics of this.
    Before spending a BUNCH of money returning it to original condition, you may want to see what it's worth as is.
    A good sporter could be worth as much as an "original" worked up from spare parts.
    I don't intend to return it to "as-issued" condition, just to restore the basic look of the Kragicon. I need to find a handguard and rear sight, hence my question about the hole spacing. It has a 22" bbl which I think was originally on an '03 (because of the front sight) and an incorrect stock with swivels - which again may be from an '03. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will do so.

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    You could always email them to me and I'll post them for you.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    You could always email them to me and I'll post them for you.




    Hey, Jim, good idea. I'll fire up the camera and get some pics to you.

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    The spacing on the rear sight holes are all the same for the carbine or rifle as are the sight bases. 2-5/16 inch center to center

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    Here's his pics...
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    Regards, Jim

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    Oh yeah, that’s not a bad looking rifle at all.
    I’d get a “blank” hand guard just to complete the look.
    You can get those here:
    http://www.partsforantiqueguns.com/K...Handguards.htm

    That peep is better than the original sights on a sporter anyway.

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    Are those guys still in business? I thought they had quit...
    Regards, Jim

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