The gizmo on the side is the magazine box wich hinges out for reloading. Accuracy is actually pretty darn good for a rifle thats 109 year old and as for recoil its the same as any 30-30 winny94. 20 Rounds of .30 Army (30-40 Krag) cost me 24$..I've never seen one up close. What is the gizmo on the right side along side the bolt for? How are they for accuracy? Recoil? How expensive and hard to find is the ammo? Last question, would you take my wife and dog in trade? (Just kidding)
Post some pics when you get a chance I'd like to check it outThat's a beautiful rifle. Keep it clean! I've got a 98 Springfield that's still my daily shooter. The cheapest ammo I've seen online is at CheaperThanDirt where it goes for $25ish a box (Rem or Winch). I've seen ammo at Gander Mountain stores for $35, but the best place to check is your local mom-and-pop gun stores - I've picked 30-40 Krag rounds up for $20-$22.