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1899 Krag Carbine receiver group

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Posted 2 years ago

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fhrjr2
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This is about all that is left of it. Unfortunately I had to part it out. Springfield Armory was a big, big help in tracing the serial number and verifying it as a carbine.

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  1. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Brings out the "Rough Rider" in me,or at least what little there is of it. he he.

    You still have the best part, how hard would it be to bring it back to life?
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    I fired it 10 years ago when it was complete. I still have two or three boxes of ammo for it. I was made an offer for just the bolt that was more than the entire thing was worth. Then the stock brought the same. I am glad I didn't sell it as an entire unit. Parting it out has been a much better idea. I often wish the thing could talk and tell me where it has been and with whom.
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    Reminds me of when I was a kid in the mid 1970s, and bought what I thought was a badly home-sporterized Krag carbine with my summer job money. I began my first "restoration" attempt, and it was only after I'd found most of the missing hardware that I realized the Krag had started life as a rifle, and that the barrel had been cut down. I continued with the project since I had the parts, but knowing it started as a rifle was a big letdown.

    I still have a carbine stock and some of the carbine specific hardware for for whichever model of Krag carbine I imagined I was restoring.





    I held onto the rifle
  4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    Springfield Armory is a huge help in tracing serial numbers. If your stock is original and has the cartouche it is worth an easy $500.
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    About all you can see of the cartuche is the outline. There are a few publications that detail the serial numbers. North Cape Publications "For Collectors Only" series for the Krag Rifle and Carbine provides serial number details.
  6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    You can get on the Springfield armory site for free to research anything they produced but unless the site has been modified the site isn't easy to navigate.

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