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by Stretch32
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Weaver N5 Scope Mount Receiver Holes
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Weaver N5 Scope Mount Receiver Holes

Thanks for the reply. The holes are definitely not at the very edge of the receiver (or drilled very deep) but are drilled into the barrel ring. I know the rifle was shot with these holes drilled (and filled) with plug screw in a previous life but that doesn’t mean much so thought I’d ask those with...
by Stretch32
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Weaver N5 Scope Mount Receiver Holes
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Weaver N5 Scope Mount Receiver Holes

I've finally gotten around to messing with the Krag sporter I'm building up for my sister and noticed something odd that may(?) be an issue. The screw holes for the Weaver N type scope mount side plate are drilled in the receiver (done years ago) and the forward most pair of holes are actually drill...
by Stretch32
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: New to Krag's, already need a new stock.
Replies: 21
Views: 2177

Re: New to Krag's, already need a new stock.

I've got two '98 Krag sporter stocks I'm not planning to use after getting a nice one from a member here. If you decide you want a replacement stock let me know. I'd let them go for what I have in them which is A LOT less than they're going for on eBay. <br /><br />Both would need the bolt handle mo...
by Stretch32
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Weaver N2 / N3 Scope Mounts and 3/4 Scopes
Replies: 26
Views: 2554

Re: Weaver N2 / N3 Scope Mounts and 3/4 Scopes

I ended up finding both an N2 and N3 scope mount since my project receiver is already D+Td for them. I think, based on initial mock up, that the N3 is the better option. It places the scope a bit higher up and closer to the center line of the barrel / receiver. <br /><br />I also found a Weaver 29S ...
by Stretch32
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Looking for a sporterized stock
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Looking for a sporterized stock

Well, Ive got almost everything I need to build a rifle (including a Buehler low scope safety). I need to find a lower barrel band / sling swivel and thats it. <br /><br />At this point, I need to find a place to hot blue some parts and someone to install my CBI barrel and finish ream it. <br /><br ...
by Stretch32
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Weaver N2 / N3 Scope Mounts and 3/4 Scopes
Replies: 26
Views: 2554

Re: Weaver N2 / N3 Scope Mounts and 3/4 Scopes

Local Boy,<br /><br />Thats a nice rifle you've built. It also explains to me why the bolt sleeve on my rifle is ground down to the internal rivets. I hadn't thought about having such a large bell on the scope that it hit the bolt. <br /><br />I've found a 3/4" N2 scope mount but I'm still look...
by Stretch32
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Weaver N2 / N3 Scope Mounts and 3/4 Scopes
Replies: 26
Views: 2554

Weaver N2 / N3 Scope Mounts and 3/4 Scopes

Im building a sporter for my sister and shed like a scope on it. My receiver is already D&Td for a Weaver N series mount but Im not sure which to use. My stock is a sporter stock with a high comb so the sight level is fairly high relative to an original. Ideally Id go with an N3 in hopes it woul...
by Stretch32
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Looking for a sporterized stock
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Looking for a sporterized stock

Gents,<br /><br />Making some progress on the rifle. I got a sporter stock from HeyJoe (thanks Sir) and some other parts from a buddy of mine. I bought a new Criterion Krag carbine barrel from the CMP as well. <br /><br />I still need to reblue some parts along with the new barrel then have the barr...
by Stretch32
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Looking for a sporterized stock
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Looking for a sporterized stock

As a brown shoe, I appreciate vintage craftsmanship :-)

HeyJoe,

That looks really nice. Ive got your info, email on the way.

Stretch
by Stretch32
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Anybody Got Any Trapdoor Loads To Share?
Replies: 16
Views: 4601

Re: Anybody Got Any Trapdoor Loads To Share?

Bote,<br /><br />I think the recoil is pretty mild actually.  No more than my SMLE or 1903. BP is more of a push than a kick I think and generates significantly less pressure than smokeless. <br /><br />You can load smokeless loads but I had no luck with it and hard cast bullets. There are guys...