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by butlersrangers
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Date those Navy Krags
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Date those Navy Krags

Fun with flags! Dick, it is pretty cool if you have a 45 Star U.S. Flag; it so covers the Spanish War and Philippine Insurrection era. Very appropriate for a Period Gun Room. The 45 Star Flag in the photo I posted is very unusual in terms of star arrangement and shape of 'field'. I have a piece of '...
by butlersrangers
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Date those Navy Krags
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Date those Navy Krags

Cleaning up my computer hard-drive today, got me looking at this Navy picture. Tons of stuff in this photo! Is it on Ship or Shore? The flag may help date it, unless the flag is a piece of memorabilia? The flag appears to have 45 stars (1896 thru 1907), but the pattern is very unusual, four rows of ...
by butlersrangers
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: I shouldn't care
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: I shouldn't care

Whig - Thanks for your efforts to make IMA accountable. King carp - There is truth in what you wrote about a buyer taking responsibility. (Since I was a pre-teen, I have bought into the doctrine of 'buyer beware'). But ... this situation is akin to a supposedly reputable jewelry store selling a seri...
by butlersrangers
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: I shouldn't care
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: I shouldn't care

It will be a little uncomfortable and awkward, if the purchaser of the bogus IMA "carbine" should post on a gun forum, we patronize, and ask: "How did I do"? Well, I would tell him the truth, clearly point out the 'proof', and recommend he go after IMA for a complete refund! (I am not knocking $300-...
by butlersrangers
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: I shouldn't care
Replies: 9
Views: 111

I shouldn't care

I get frequent emails from IMA (International Military Antiques). I have never bought anything from them. Their stuff is generally way over-priced. They get a lot of exposure, now, as the Military Experts on The History Channel's "Pawn Stars". Occasionally, they at least have a truly interesting ite...
by butlersrangers
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: New member looking for assistance
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: New member looking for assistance

I don't believe the 'Christy' front-sight on the OP's rifle is as tall as the 1903 Springfield sight, that is commonly seen on cut-down Krags. With the 1903 front-sight, it is often necessary to set the rear sight to 400 yards for shots to hit 'point of aim' at 50 yards. I think, 200 yards might sho...
by butlersrangers
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: French influence on U.S. Armories
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: French influence on U.S. Armories

There are a lot of screws in the breech-mechanism of a Hall rifle. It appears steps were taken to improve the quality and the interchangeability of the machine-made screws during the course of the Hall rifle production, (1819 to 1840). John Hall resided at Harper's Ferry during that period, refining...
by butlersrangers
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: 61 Serial Numbers From 1912/1913 Documents
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: 61 Serial Numbers From 1912/1913 Documents

Another neat find Knute.

Lots of guns in West Virginia coal mine strikes & Blair Mountain War, in early 20th Century.
by butlersrangers
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: French influence on U.S. Armories
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: French influence on U.S. Armories

Metric appears rather confused and less unified across the globe, than I thought. There apparently is English metric, French-German Metric, Japanese Metric, and other variations through out the world. (This was according to one of the articles in the links Fred posted). Also, in France "metric" had ...
by butlersrangers
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: New member looking for assistance
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: New member looking for assistance

'Jasonafair' - Welcome to the KCA Forum. A good percentage of U.S. Krag rifles were cut-down for Hunting, once they began to get into civilian hands in the late 1920's. Such Krags have good utility value, but, the collector interest is small. I agree with Ned, that this Krag is only worth around $30...