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by butlersrangers
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag preservation
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Krag preservation

Any 'before' and 'after' pics?
by butlersrangers
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: commercial barrel-band on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: commercial barrel-band on ebay

Peripheral items that were commercially developed to turn a Krag military rifle into a Sporting Rifle are IMHO interesting collectibles. I've missed a couple of opportunities, that appeared on ebay, to snag a Leroy Rice barrel-band. If nicely made and correctly tempered, I think it a great and versa...
by butlersrangers
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: commercial barrel-band on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: commercial barrel-band on ebay

'New old stock' Uncle Mike's barrel-band arrived today. I gave it a try on a 30" Krag rifle barrel. The 'center' of the NOS commercial band ended up 2 inches from the center of the 'issue' barrel-band. The package allows a couple of installation possibilities on a sportered rifle. I like how the 'sp...
by butlersrangers
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Rehabing a cut-down
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Rehabing a cut-down

I'm not totally sure if the question was directed to me. This project is a bit on hold, until I get a new 'Acraglas' kit to complete the 'stretch-joint'. Like a lot of gun related supplies, glass-bedding kits are currently "out of stock". FWIW - I will be staining, just the new forearm, to match the...
by butlersrangers
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Info on Bannerman Krag conversions?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Info on Bannerman Krag conversions?

I don't believe such a work exists. Frank Mallory ("The Krag Rifle Story") and William Brophy ("The Krag Rifle"), both put content in a chapter in their books, discussing unofficial Krags and products of Bannerman, Stokes-Kirk, and others. In addition to being interesting items, the authors wanted a...
by butlersrangers
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: 1904 Firing Regulations For Small Arms
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: 1904 Firing Regulations For Small Arms

Old White People!
by butlersrangers
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag preservation
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Krag preservation

Springfield Armory 'rust blued' Krag barrels, trigger-guards, barrel-bands, and butt-plates. They called the process 'browning', but, we would call it 'bluing' in modern terms. (This is not the black/blue finish put on a lot of commercial guns in recent years). The attached photo shows the butt-plat...
by butlersrangers
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: 1899 Carbine?

The Krag front-sight pin is tapered. It is properly installed from the right-side and driven out from the left. Up in "chit-chat" yesterday, 'Knute' posted an interesting General Order #95, that discussed the front-sight pin and how they were lightly 'peened' on the left-end, once installed. Replica...
by butlersrangers
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: 1899 Carbine?

That is a nice looking model 1899 carbine, with a correct model 1901 carbine rear-sight and the 'sight-protecting' hand-guard. This hand-guard was adopted later to prevent the 1901 sight-leaf from jamming and being bent or broken in the Cavalry saddle-scabbard. Your front blade is not a Krag part. I...
by butlersrangers
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag preservation
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Krag preservation

I have not used electrolysis in any type of gun or bore cleaning. (Nor have I seen a need to). I like to preserve metal finishes and patina. I think other traditional approaches give good results and are easy to control. I may be totally in error, but, believe some things like the chemical reaction ...