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Posted: 1/31/2011 6:58:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 8:04:55 PM EDT by 103]
So a friend let me know a guy was trying to sell a 1898 Krag. I went to check it out. It has a chip in the stock near the chamber, but it is otherwise in great condition. Bluing has browned. Rifling is perfect. Functions well. Great cartouche. Never sporterized. It came with the cleaning kit, too. Serial in the 100k range. I paid $400.

So how'd I do?

ETA: pics:











Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:01:02 PM EDT
No pics?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:03:49 PM EDT
Haven't had the time to take any yet.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:08:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 103:
Haven't had the time to take any yet.

But you had time to make a gloat post
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:10:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 103:
Haven't had the time to take any yet.


I'd say you didn't use the vaseline.



Pics please.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:11:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 7:29:21 PM EDT by 103]
Originally Posted By BobRoberts:

Originally Posted By 103:
Haven't had the time to take any yet.

But you had time to make a gloat post


To be honest, I have no idea where my camera is, but I'll go look for it now.

ETA: Found my camera, but the battery is dead. I'll post pics after it's charged.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:28:24 PM EDT
I'm waiting for the pictures.......



Seriously though, a Krag is on my list. Congratulations!
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:32:10 PM EDT
waiting....

i really want a krag, rifle and carbine in my future!
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:34:35 PM EDT
pics now!!!!
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:36:30 PM EDT
go buy batteries, hop to it !!!!
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:37:07 PM EDT
That bolt is like butter!

I have my Great granddad's Kraig. Beat to hell, but it still shoots well.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:43:17 PM EDT
This "popular Army marching song" was printed in my 7th grade history book-

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,836502-3,00.html

One of my best friends is Filipino, and we had a good time singing to him. Because of this, the Krag will always have a place in my heart.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:44:09 PM EDT
Could you post pics of how you load it? I've always been puzzled at how the swing open loading gate worked.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:54:11 PM EDT
I have a tough time finding ammo these days.
hg
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:01:27 PM EDT
I hate you...
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:05:36 PM EDT
Does tha action feel really smooth like it's lubricated with warm butter? Yes? It's worn out beyond repair. Send it to me.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:06:24 PM EDT
Looks pretty nice to me.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:22:16 PM EDT
That's a damn nice Krag for $400. You did good. Envious here, much.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:38:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By happy_gopher:
I have a tough time finding ammo these days.
hg


Shit is rare! It's always a seasonal offering, and I don't know when the season is. My brother-in-law has one, and it's his favorite, so I got some dies and reloaded all the spent casings he had (56). You can find brass on gunbroker, but that's about it.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:43:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ruxpin:
That's a damn nice Krag for $400. You did good. Envious here, much.

This.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:43:21 PM EDT
I've seen remington Krag ammo at the Academy's here in Texas.
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