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by butlersrangers
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: California Effect
Replies: 0
Views: 5

California Effect

The Boss-Wife and I spent a couple of days this week 'cabin camping' at Muskegon State Park on Lake Michigan. The weather, water and blue skies were spectacular. We saw glorious Sunsets, that were altered by the smoke and haze from the California Wild-Fires. The Sun sank from view, behind the haze, ...
by butlersrangers
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Bear Huntin Im'a Goin'
Replies: 43
Views: 3421

Re: Bear Huntin Im'a Goin'

It's not about size of the Bear, but, the anticipation, Hunt, adventure, shared memories, humor, and using your Krag!
by butlersrangers
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: No Country for Old Men
Replies: 7
Views: 37

Re: No Country for Old Men

FredC - Gosh, I didn't think anyone paid attention to much of my blather. FWIW: Having a Great-gr-gr-Grandfather, who was a schafer from Thuringia, makes me part German Shepherd. Several Great(8 & 9X)-Grandmothers, who came to 1640-60 New France from Perche in Normandy, makes me part Percheron. It's...
by butlersrangers
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: No Country for Old Men
Replies: 7
Views: 37

No Country for Old Men

I'm not feeling the love. First the Covid restrictions, fear mongering and hype. Then the contrived protests, resistance to authority, attacks on police, destruction of downtown areas, businesses, and beautiful monuments. Then the KCA Forum goes down for two months and now it's back with a new forma...
by butlersrangers
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Bad Krag Experience
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Bad Krag Experience

Whig, I'm sorry you've had a bad 'selling' experience, with aggravation and expense. We don't hear about this much on the Krag forum. Where did this jerk live before moving to Michigan? It would be worth contacting his previous State Police to see if he's a Felon. Harrison is a nice resort area abou...
by butlersrangers
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods
Replies: 20
Views: 236

Re: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods

If I had an early carbine, like Dick Hosmer's with the two rod-section holes in the butt-trap, I would search diligently for the two heavier "carbine rod-sections" that are probably correct for that period of arm. The heavier rods have to be rare and may easily pass unnoticed or unappreciated, by co...
by butlersrangers
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine

FWIW - Three sections of the Krag cleaning-rod are long enough to 'service' the 22" carbine barrel. Four sections of the issue cleaning-rod are required to project out of the 30 inch rifle barrel. If indeed, only two rod-sections were placed in the carbine butt-trap, a Cavalry Trooper, (like an Infa...
by butlersrangers
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Weaver N5 Scope Mount Receiver Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Weaver N5 Scope Mount Receiver Holes

'Stretch32' - FWIW: The hole spacing for the N5 Weaver mount may be the same as they used for the later #2 adapter-plate and mount. This might give you the option for a more refined looking mount. My guess is that your project Krag had its mount moved, as far forward as possible, in order to 'clear'...
by butlersrangers
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine

I suppose it mattered to Springfield Armory, U.S. Arsenals, Depots, and Armorers, to help keep carbine and rifle sight parts from being mixed-up. The Krag 1901 Rifle Sight had a compensation for 'bullet-drift' built into the leaf. Also, the sight-leaf range graduations were calculated and spaced for...
by butlersrangers
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine

You have cited two identifying features of the model 1901 carbine sight.

Your sight should also have a small "c" on the eye-piece (to the left of the 'V'-notch).