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    The Model 1899 Krag Carbine

    I am wondering the value of this Springfield Armory model 1899 Kraig .30-40.and what I believe to be a Carbine. It has a tight and super smooth action 22 inch barrel with a good bore. The front site blade is stamped with the C and the back site is also stamped with the C, it has the trap door on the back of the stock but the cleaning jags are missing. The stock seems solid, it looks like someone drilled a hole in it up front to what I am guessing to hang a sling to. Can you all chime in and let me know what this thing is worth? Is it a Carbine, Etc.
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    280XXX to 286XXX seem to be carbines so I guess it's good except no hit in the book for history. Others will be along shortly to verify the assembly of parts for correct. Too bad about the hole but some can see past that. You say good bore? As in shiny and bright? I had one but the bore was utter trash.
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    Hello Jim, thanks for the information I think I have a micro camera for filming in tight spots like walls, etc at one of our sites. I will see if I can try to get a picture inside the bore.


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    Krags marked 'model 1899' were built as carbines.

    Your Kragicon, #281326, was assembled around August to September, 1900, in the second-block of model 1899 carbines produced.

    All of your Krag's parts appear to be correct for a model 1899 carbine.
    It appears the date, on the stock's J.S.A. 'acceptance cartouche', may be earlier then 1900. If so, your stock was switched at some point in the carbine's history.

    Condition always determines value and desirability of a firearm. The hole through the stock is a serious blemish.
    IMHO - Your carbine would be worth around $800 to $900, if the bore is good (with sharp rifling & no serious pitting).
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    Quote Originally Posted by butlersrangers View Post
    The hole through the stock is a serious blemish.
    Could be filled, patched but always visible. Too bad too. Picture the guy that did it...hand drill and this carbine held down tight, teeth set and trying to get the drill straight through. Still made a mess of it. So sad.
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    Here is the JSA stamp picture it says 1900....

    Here is the JSA stamp picture it says 1900....
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    Nice clean stamping, I saw that. So many are worn...
    Regards, Jim

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    Nice photo of a beautifully stamped 'acceptance cartouche'. "1900" acceptance date is nicely consistent with the likely assembly date, I listed above.

    "JSA" is for Joseph Sumner Adams, assistant foreman, Springfield Armory assembly room. "Sumner" was from Maine and worked at S.A. from the 1860's, till about 1920.
    His cartouche appears on U.S. Krags, after the death of master armorer S.W. Porter, in 1894.

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    Hello Butlersrangers, thank you for the great information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butlersrangers View Post
    "Sumner" was from Maine and worked at S.A. from the 1860's, till about 1920.
    What a font of knowledge he would have been. Imagine all the different rifles that went past him.
    Regards, Jim

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