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    1889 Springfield Carbine Value

    I got ahold of an estate sale and got an 1889 Springfield Carbine. I researched the markings, and the rampant parts mismatching that went on with these, but this carbine was bought in 1965 and everything is lining up as all original. I'm trying to value it, but I'm not good with the percentages for the blue books. Does it even matter if its all original, operational, but has some stock dings and bluing gone? The previous owner had $1395 written by it dated 2002 blue book. Thanks in advance
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    Like I said in your other post, pics would be invaluable to help assess this carbine.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Like I said in your other post, pics would be invaluable to help assess this carbine.
    I wish I could attach a photo directly into the forum. I don't host them somewhere with url.

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    You can always compare your rifle/condition against previous sales on Gunbroker. Just understand Gunbroker prices are higher than one would normally get in a local market/gun show.

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    I can do that for you if you like. See your PM...
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    Here are the pics of this carbine...

    Also a link to a vid. Krag.mov - Google Drive
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    'Gargoyle': That appears to be a very decent model 1899 Kragicon carbine, with a lot of original finish, nice patina, and a very good bore.

    Your Krag, #353934, would have been assembled around October, 1901.
    Your video shows it has a correct model 1901 carbine rear-sight.
    The front sight-blade appears to be correct carbine height. (The blade should have a small 'C' stamped on its right side).

    Your carbine's stock, with its 1901 'cartouche', is a nice match with the (October, 1901) receiver.
    Your hand-guard is the type that was initially used with the 1901 carbine rear-sight.

    It is conceivable that your carbine still retains its original parts, (as assembled at Springfield Armory in 1901).

    IMHO - Your carbine would be valued at around $1,500.
    The model 1899 carbine does not command the prices paid for model 1896 and legitimate model 1898 carbines, which are rarer models.

    (It is my opinion that pricing guns has become a hazardous, thankless, and probably foolish task).
    We are going through a very weird era and gun values are getting very random and unstable.
    'Completed' auctions and sales, like GunBroker are a relevant barometer of values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by butlersrangers View Post
    'Gargoyle': That appears to be a very decent model 1899 Kragicon carbine, with a lot of original finish, nice patina, and a very good bore.

    Your Krag, #353934, would have been assembled around October, 1901.
    Your video shows it has a correct model 1901 carbine rear-sight.
    The front sight-blade appears to be correct carbine height. (The blade should have a small 'C' stamped on its right side).

    Your carbine's stock, with its 1901 'cartouche', is a nice match with the (October, 1901) receiver.
    Your hand-guard is the type that was initially used with the 1901 carbine rear-sight.

    It is conceivable that your carbine still retains its original parts, (as assembled at Springfield Armory in 1901).

    IMHO - Your carbine would be valued at around $1,500.
    The model 1899 carbine does not command the prices paid for model 1896 and legitimate model 1898 carbines, which are rarer models.

    (It is my opinion that pricing guns has become a hazardous, thankless, and probably foolish task).
    We are going through a very weird era and gun values are getting very random and unstable.
    'Completed' auctions and sales, like GunBroker are a relevant barometer of values.
    Thanks so much for your input. The front sight does have the C stamp, right side blade.

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    Nice carbine. About 70,000 away from my 1899 [August 1900] original school rifle. They were knocking them out then. [faux Kragicon Bowie]
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