+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: SRS request 1889

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Legacy Member sixball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Last On
    05-28-2022 @ 07:18 PM
    Location
    Northern Nevada
    Posts
    8
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    06:01 PM

    SRS request 1889

    Please help with any info on this rifle # 162393

    I've had it for years and was my horseback deer rifle for a while It has been sporterized. Original stock cut down and no hand guard. There is no hole behind the butt plate door? Barrel is 23 1/4" different from sight and a Williams rear peep. It looks like the rear sight must be removed to get the bolt out. Sort of a pain for deep cleaning because then you have to sight it in again. I'll try posting pictures later.
    Thanks, Tom

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    A Collector's View - The SMLE Short Magazine Lee Enfield 1903-1989. It is 300 8.5x11 inch pages with 1,000+ photo’s, most in color, and each book is serial-numbered.  Covering the SMLE from 1903 to the end of production in India in 1989 it looks at how each model differs and manufacturer differences from a collecting point of view along with the major accessories that could be attached to the rifle. For the record this is not a moneymaker, I hope just to break even, eventually, at $80/book plus shipping.  In the USA shipping is $5.00 for media mail.  I will accept PayPal, Zelle, MO and good old checks (and cash if you want to stop by for a tour!).  CLICK BANNER to send me a PM for International pricing and shipping. Manufacturer of various vintage rifle scopes for the 1903 such as our M73G4 (reproduction of the Weaver 330C) and Malcolm 8X Gen II (Unertl reproduction). Several of our scopes are used in the CMP Vintage Sniper competition on top of 1903 rifles. Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #2
    Legacy Member butlersrangers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last On
    06-22-2022 @ 02:23 PM
    Location
    S.E. Michigan, U.S.A.
    Posts
    677
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    09:01 PM
    'sixball' - You transposed digits.

    Your U.S. Model 1898 Kragicon rifle, #162393, is not listed in SRS Data. (Number 162394 is listed, but, being close means no more than being close and first assembled near the same time).

    Your rifle was originally assembled around January, 1899.
    It sounds like a commercial sporter stock was put on your Krag, along with the barrel shortening and commercial sights.

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Legacy Member sixball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Last On
    05-28-2022 @ 07:18 PM
    Location
    Northern Nevada
    Posts
    8
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    06:01 PM
    Thread Starter
    Butlersrangers, Thank you for the information! I got it from a gunsmith friend but I don't think he did the modifications. Too late to ask him now. I will post some pictures when I figure that out and make sure I have the number right. I will also take a closer look at the stock. It is a nice old rifle and shoots well. I love the smooth action. It is the center piece of one of my most memorable deer hunting adventures. Long story. Thank you again for your time.
    Last edited by sixball; 11-28-2021 at 02:54 PM.

  6. Thank You to sixball For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Legacy Member butlersrangers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last On
    06-22-2022 @ 02:23 PM
    Location
    S.E. Michigan, U.S.A.
    Posts
    677
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    09:01 PM
    'sixball' - I meant that you transposed digits when you called your model 1898 Kragicon an "1889".

  8. #5
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 07:23 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    27,387
    Real Name
    Jim
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    06:01 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by butlersrangers View Post
    an "1889
    That's what kept me away, as far as I could make out he MIGHT be talking about the other Kragicon.
    Regards, Jim

  9. Thank You to browningautorifle For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Legacy Member sixball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Last On
    05-28-2022 @ 07:18 PM
    Location
    Northern Nevada
    Posts
    8
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    06:01 PM
    Thread Starter
    Thanks guys, I get it now, borderline dyslexic, college was a bitch. So it is a US 1898 30 40 made in 1899. Is there a way I can correct that in the thread title? I'll try to post pictures. Sorry they are not better. I am pretty sure it is an original stock cut down. It has the cleaning rod slot. Were carbine butt plates different? Were rifles drilled fro the trap door in the butt? Well one of six posted. I'll try again when I calm down. OK. I'm better now.
    Last edited by sixball; 11-30-2021 at 05:00 PM.

  11. #7
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 07:23 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    27,387
    Real Name
    Jim
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    06:01 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sixball View Post
    Is there a way I can correct that in the thread title?
    Don't worry about that. The pics are clear... Nice sporter, there are a few here that have done threads about their Kragicon hunters. I wouldn't try restoration as it doesn't show on SRS list... Bet that one shoots sweet. Mine all did.
    Regards, Jim

  12. #8
    Legacy Member sixball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Last On
    05-28-2022 @ 07:18 PM
    Location
    Northern Nevada
    Posts
    8
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    06:01 PM
    Thread Starter
    Thanks Jim. It's perfect for me, nice enough to be proud of and messed up enough that I'm not afraid to pack it around. It does shoot very well thought it's been a while since I've fired it. For a while it was the most powerful rifle I owned that I could easily carry on a horse. Then I got a 742 Remington carbine with a little 4x scope in 30 06. A good horse & truck gun. The Kragicon has more class.

    Thanks, Tom

  13. #9
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 07:23 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    27,387
    Real Name
    Jim
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    06:01 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sixball View Post
    742 Remington carbine
    I just sold mine, .308 and just about new. What a nice little carbine that was.

    I just needed to get a full size bullet mold for the 220RNGC for the Kragicon. I was using a smaller bullet and didn't get satisfaction. I had a gas check come adrift and stuck in the barrel, caused a ring in the bore. Just about broke my heart and sold it. It was a faux school gun.
    Regards, Jim

  14. #10
    Legacy Member sixball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Last On
    05-28-2022 @ 07:18 PM
    Location
    Northern Nevada
    Posts
    8
    Local Date
    06-24-2022
    Local Time
    06:01 PM
    Thread Starter
    That is a nice carbine. That is what I really wanted but this one came along in a screwy 3 way trade that I couldn't pass up because one of the other guys owed me money and this was the only way i would ever have gotten something out of him. I think that 220 grain RN GC is the mold I have. It does a number on deer.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 1889 Sporter
    By toolness1 in forum Swiss Rifles
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-28-2015, 07:36 PM
  2. my new 1889 swiss gun
    By arado in forum Swiss Rifles
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-02-2013, 09:13 AM
  3. 1889 Belgian Mauser
    By A. F Medic in forum Mauser Rifles
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-19-2009, 11:11 AM
  4. Lg 1889
    By Badger in forum Swiss Rifles
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-12-2007, 02:35 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts