Anybody need a Krag ?

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Wheel Weights posted this 06 February 2021

I just bid on and won FIVE sporting rifles at an auction. I bought them all to get the scope and mount off of one.

Two of them are well executed plain Jane Krag 30-40s, one scoped and one w/a receiver sight. Thy look great in the photos and if the bores check out they would be great cast bullet rifles.

More to follow. (page down to see them)

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RicinYakima posted this 06 February 2021

Other than the stocks are on the wrong barrel actions, let me know what you get.

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Wheel Weights posted this 06 February 2021

Actually the barreled actions are in the wrong stocks.

But, given that any original Krag with a fine bore will start at $2000, these will be a bargain at less the 1/2 that.

I'll offer them for sale here 1st as finding a good Krag for cast is hard ----- like my 30-40 Niedner, stocked by Shelhammer.

 

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Wineman posted this 06 February 2021

WW, not a nice response to Rick's observation. Since you said it was true, and Rick did not say anything regarding the niceness or lack there of, the KYPHZ seems over the top. Hopefully the moderators will drop this thread.

Dave

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Wheel Weights posted this 06 February 2021

Perhaps, just perhaps, I noted some sarcasm that was not intended, so I'll edit it.

Perhaps you two will approve of this one I bought from the same auction.

 

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admiral posted this 06 February 2021

The last auction I was at had 5 Krag sporters. All had too rough for cast bores and sold for $3-400. Interested to know what you find on barrel condition. Love that No.1.

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Wheel Weights posted this 06 February 2021

It'll be a few weeks till I get them. Be surprised if anyone spent all that effort on a bad bore gun.

Could always be a 35-40 !

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Wineman posted this 06 February 2021

WW, thanks for the edit. My only experience with a sporter Krag was a bad bore. Shot jacketed fair, cast not at all. Corrosive and mecuric primers, bummer. The smoothness of the action was amazing though. We had a Krag shooter at our local CMP and his reload speed was right up there with everyone else. Great eye candy on your posts, very cool.

Dave

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GregT posted this 07 February 2021

I've got one Krag I'm working on that has extremely high quality wood. Excellent bore. Someday I will complete the stock work and glass bedding.....

GregT

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Wheel Weights posted this 07 February 2021

The "ultimate" Krag !

"In the heyday of the Krag, Harry Pope designed a .22 caliber replacement barrel, manufactured by the J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co., converting the Krag into a rimfire rifle without any further alteration. The Pope barrel featured an eccentric chamber, positioning the rim of the .22 rimfire cartridge so it would be struck by the centerfire firing pin as well as being extracted by the existing Krag extractor. While not an issue item, many state National Guard units purchased the barrels and swapped them out at the unit level."

A real bargain in 2017 !

https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/springfield-model-1901-krag-rifle-with-pope-barrel-1955067

Another:

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/military-rifles---trainer-rifles/springfield-u-s--krag-model-1894--22-long-gallery-practice-rifle-with-stevens-pope-barrel-.cfm?gun_id=100599912

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Wheel Weights posted this 10 March 2021

As promised the rifles from the estate have started to arrive.

This is the 1st a sporterized 30-40 Krag done up very well.

Perfect bore, 22" bbl, excellent blue job, Redfield receiver sight, Redfield barrel band with Sourdough front sight, original 2 stage trigger. Looks like it was made, test fired and put away.

You guys get 1st crack, next Monday off to on line auctions. Need C&R of FFL.

$575.00 tyd. SOLD ! Another arrives today. Will post as soon as I check it out.

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JimmyDee posted this 11 March 2021

PM sent.

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Wheel Weights posted this 11 March 2021

PM returned. Thanks !!!

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Wheel Weights posted this 11 March 2021

Also coming from same estate are nice sporterized 03A3 30-06 and 1891 7.65x53 Argentine (the 308 before its time) and an 03A3 6mm Rem with 3X wood.

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Wheel Weights posted this 5 weeks ago

 This is the 2nd a sporterized 30-40 Krag done up very well.

 

Perfect bore, 22" bbl, excellent blue job, Williams sights front sight ivory bead, original 2 stage trigger. Looks like it was made, test fired and put away. Features a Tasco Pronghorn 3-9 w/Plex bright and clear

 

You guys get 1st crack, next Tuesday off to on line auctions. Need C&R of FFL.

$650.00 shipped, need C&R or FFL.

 

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Ross Smith posted this 5 weeks ago

I sent a pm but not sure it went thru. Has the Krag with the peep sight sold?

Ross

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Wheel Weights posted this 5 weeks ago

Yes, it says sold. Thanks.

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Wheel Weights posted this 5 weeks ago

Yes it did and another listed. Thanks.

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Wheel Weights posted this 5 weeks ago

Tick Tock.

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Wheel Weight posted this 2 weeks ago

No interest ? Price too high ? Offers ?

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Eddie Southgate posted this 2 weeks ago

 This is the 2nd a sporterized 30-40 Krag done up very well.

 

Perfect bore, 22" bbl, excellent blue job, Williams sights front sight ivory bead, original 2 stage trigger. Looks like it was made, test fired and put away. Features a Tasco Pronghorn 3-9 w/Plex bright and clear

 

You guys get 1st crack, next Tuesday off to on line auctions. Need C&R of FFL.

$650.00 shipped, need C&R or FFL.

 Shipping to a C&R would require that they be in original unaltered condition . These are not and would require being shipped to an FFL . 

Grumpy Old Man With A Gun......Do Not Touch .

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