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Posted: 2/20/2006 4:53:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 4:53:27 PM EDT by captainpooby]
A friend has one that he bought for 150 bucks, I've seen it and it's nice. It's for sale now and he offered to me first so I offered him $500 which I cant afford but I can spend.

I can spend more money that I can't afford, that's why God invented credit cards.

What's this rifle worth?

150 (what he paid) is beyond a steal.

500 (what I'm offering) is a steal.

How high should I go?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:01:22 PM EDT
From a dealer on GunsAmerica:

SPRINGFIELD 1896 KRAG .30-40 rifle, very good orig. stock, and very good bore, 80% orig. barrel blue, and xlnt receiver heat treat blue/gray, s/n 873xx $1095

If it's in reaaally good shape, $500 is definitely a nice price.

Get it Cap - you NEED a Krag. Best (smoothest) action ever made followed by teh K31 and then Lee Enfields.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:14:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
From a dealer on GunsAmerica:

SPRINGFIELD 1896 KRAG .30-40 rifle, very good orig. stock, and very good bore, 80% orig. barrel blue, and xlnt receiver heat treat blue/gray, s/n 873xx $1095

If it's in reaaally good shape, $500 is definitely a nice price.

Get it Cap - you NEED a Krag. Best (smoothest) action ever made followed by teh K31 and then Lee Enfields.



Smoother than my Enfield? I'm willing to go six, should I go higher?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:10:24 PM EDT
What kind of Krag? Rifle or Carbine?
Cut down or full length?
sporterized or not?
refinished or not?
drilled & tapped or not?

More info needed.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:12:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
From a dealer on GunsAmerica:

SPRINGFIELD 1896 KRAG .30-40 rifle, very good orig. stock, and very good bore, 80% orig. barrel blue, and xlnt receiver heat treat blue/gray, s/n 873xx $1095

If it's in reaaally good shape, $500 is definitely a nice price.

Get it Cap - you NEED a Krag. Best (smoothest) action ever made followed by teh K31 and then Lee Enfields.



Smoother than my Enfield? I'm willing to go six, should I go higher?



MUCH smoother, that action is like butter.

If only I could find cheap ammo...
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:13:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dracster:
What kind of Krag? Rifle or Carbine?
Cut down or full length?
sporterized or not?
refinished or not?
drilled & tapped or not?

More info needed.



All original rifle.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:20:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By Dracster:
What kind of Krag? Rifle or Carbine?
Cut down or full length?
sporterized or not?
refinished or not?
drilled & tapped or not?

More info needed.



All original rifle.



If it is indeed an all original rifle, $500 would be a really good price. I picked one up at auction a few months back for $400, a 1900-dated Model 1898.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:26:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:27:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Billy

You need to do a BUNCH of research on this one!

Krag values are all over the place.

And as previously stated if it has had ANY permantent sporterizing done to it the value drops dramatically.



OK, it's been a while since I last saw it. I'll get him to bring it by and I'll get pics and numbers.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:41:50 AM EDT
If it is an original uncut Krag (a lot of these were sporterized and used a hunting rifles) $500 is a very good price. I would check out the bore. Uncut rifles were not usually as well treated as sporterized ones and many have issues with bore condition. Mine had a rough bore but actually shot pretty good. With a good bore, these go for $800 and up in New York state.
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