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This my 1898 U.S. Krag rifle 30-40 MFG in 1899. This rifle was purchased in the Philippines.
 

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The Krag, "U.S Magazine Rifle, Model 1892," or as it was often referred to, "The .30 Caliber Springfield Rifle of the Krag-Jorgensen Pattern" was made in several different models and variation during its 11 year service life. All models were fitted with 4-groove .308" diameter barrels which had a 1:10 " twist.
 

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What a piece of crap! By the way, how much do you want for it?
 

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I have a friend in town with one. They are very comfortable rifles to shoot.
 

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I had a chance to get one for $400 about a year ago. Couldn't have been at a worse time. I had just bought a new handgun and the budget wouldn't allow it. :bounce01: I always miss the good deals.
 

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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)
 

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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)
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$..
 

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What a piece of crap! By the way, how much do you want for it?
I think I could let it go for $2500:dgrin:Special Price! Nah, I never sell it because I couldn't afford to replace it. Prices keep going up...
 

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So what about the trade? She can cook and the dog sheds enough hair to make a gillie suit every other week.

Truthfully, I couldn't trade either one. For some odd reason my wife and dogs love me. Plus, the wife likes sex and guns. What a perfect combo.

Thanks for the explanation on the rifle. That swing out magazine idea is a great one. I wonder why it still isn't used in rifle designs.
 

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I saw a Krag like yours on auction for $1350.00 but yours is nicer. Those old rifles are increasing in price every day.

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That'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.
 

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That'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.
Post some pics when you get a chance I'd like to check it out:)
 

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Some Krag History Norwegian M1912 Carbine

During the German occupation of Norway (1940-04-09 to 1945-05-08), the German forces demanded that Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk build weapons for the German armed forces.[15] They placed large orders for the Krag-Jørgensen, the Colt M1914 (license-produced Colt M1911), and 40 mm anti-aircraft guns. However, production was kept down by sabotage and slow work by the employees. Out of the total of 13,450 rifles ordered by the Germans, only between 3,350 and 3,800 were actually delivered. Early deliveries was identical to the M1894[16], but with German proof marks and sub standard workmanship compared to M1894 produced earlier. During the war the model was altered to be externally more like the German Kar98K. this was achieved by shortening the barrel by 15 cm (6 inches) down to 61.3 cm (24 inches) and shortening the stock by 18 cm (7 inches).[16] These shortened Krag-Jøgensen's were known in Norway as the Stomperud-Krag.[16][17] A number of the Krag-Jørgensens manufactured for the Germans have been described as 'bastards', created from mismatched parts left over from previous production. [16]
Experiments with using the German standard issue 7,92 x 57 mm ammunition also took place, a cartridge as powerful as the .30-06 and the modern 7.62 mm NATO.[15]
While information on the Wehrmacht's use of the Krag-Jørgensen is hard to find, it must be assumed that it was issued primarily to second line units since the Wehrmacht attempted to only issue firearms in standard calibres to front line troops. It was also issued to the Hird - the armed part of Nasjonal Samling (NS) ("National Unity"), the national-socialist party of Vidkun Quisling's puppet government. It's further likely that the experiments with 7.92 mm ammunition means that the Germans considered a wider use of the Krag-Jørgensen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krag_rifle
 
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