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    Stewart of the KRAG

    So me and my brothers all grew up starting our hunting lives with a 1896 Kragicon from an uncle. I got my first Elk with it and 25 YRS ago my Oldest brother made me the keeper of this rifle when his boys were at a unpredictable point in their lives. With great pride and confidence i have passed the torch to his youngest son who has shown he will be a great Stewart. I truely hope he can take that old game getter and get a Deer or Elk with it. it still drives tacks better than most rifles i own.

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    That is one nice looking rifle. Its good to see these kept within a family.
    Some do, some don't; some will, some won't; I might ...

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    I wish someone had made me the keeper of the Kragicon years ago. I had a rifle, carbine and school gun all but I'll bet that one has a better bore than two of those. Nice piece to have...lucky.
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    Me and all my 4 brothers killed our first big game with that rifle. Then we got our own rifle on our next birthday it was a cool tradition started by my father. We all had shotguns and 22`s before we were old enough to know we owned one. Also Thanks to Dad. But the Kragicon came from our favorite Uncle when he passed and we all loved it. The brothers are gone now and i am thankful my oldest brothers boy has shown the metal to take control and enjoy it now and we can keep it in the family. The serial # falls in between a group sent to ND National Guard but has no hit. But it is a strange coincidence that my Uncle bought it from a barrel in the local hardware store in Napoleon ND in 1947. That rifle started my collection. OH WELL NOW I HAVE TO FIND A REPLACEMENT. BOOHOO.

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    Nice provenance...
    Regards, Jim

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    Being pedantic. Stewart is a name, steward is someone looking after things, caretaker, etc.

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    Beautiful rifle! Thanks for sharing the story - it’s an amazing heirloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    Being pedantic. Stewart is a name, steward is someone looking after things, caretaker, etc.
    The second i posted this i saw my mistake and was waiting to see how long it took for that to be mentioned. Didn`t think it would matter enough to most to change. I knew it would only be a matter of time before you couldn`t help yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1icon C FAN View Post
    Stewart of the KRAG
    I thought it an odd title, a man that came from Krag...but why worry? Just look at the rifle...
    Regards, Jim

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    That is a great story. I hope my own children will keep and enjoy the rifle(s) I use hunting. I have got to say, though, it would take some real determination to use that long rifle where my brothers and I hunt elk. I have a fake carbine with a 22" barrel from a pre-war Model 70 30-06, cut down and rechambered to 30-40. It's no feather but it doesn't hang up in brush or trees and doesn't send me sprawling going over deadfalls.







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