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    A Kragicon rifle barrel can be cut to the correct 22" carbine barrel length.

    It is virtually impossible to replicate the original Armory front-sight base install.

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    Sure, makes sense. Well, all that's left is to see how it shoots. I'm only into the rifle for about $750 anyway, snagged a very nice 1917 at the same auction so I'm still happy.

    Thank you again for the tutorial, Charles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butlersrangers View Post
    your muzzle-crown and front-sight attachment look "non-Armory" to me.
    Agreed, I'll bet the front sight was filed shorter to accommodate non factory ammo.
    Regards, Jim

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    The stock, handguard, and carbine rear-sight, alone, are worth about what you paid for a working Kragicon "carbine".

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    Yep, not quite what I was hoping but I didn't lose any skin. When I run up some ammo I'll see what happens on the range and make a decision then about whether to keep it. I'd like to eventually acquire a rifle and a carbine, see what happens.

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    Model 1899 Krag Carbine (Mfg by Springfield in 1901)
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    Front (Type 1) Carbine Sight
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    I believe you posted another picture of your front-sight, after cleaning things up a bit.

    The front base 're-install' looks like a more skillful job than in the first photo. (Still, I believe this to be private restoration work and not original).

    BTW - I would be happy with this restored carbine as a 'shooter' and collection piece.
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    The worst part of the brazing is what you saw in the first pic. The rest looks better, but still nothing like the exemplar. It's definitely it's a cut barrel and reinstalled sight, just as you said at first.

    I'd like to keep them all, and might. I think there's room for another safe...plus now Virginia has made it a hassle to sell anything, so it's much easier not to.

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    If you need to make room, I'd love to make room for it on my rack!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butlersrangers View Post
    It is virtually impossible to replicate the original Armory front-sight base install.
    The CMPicon did a good job on mine replacing this abomination. I will try to post the after photo next week.
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