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by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: New member from Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: New member from Ohio

Welcome Tommiep54 to the KCA Forum! If you post some closeup and clear photos of your Krag, you will get some learned responses. If you include your feet in the photos, you will get some smart responses from me. Pictures of 200KB or less are easier to view on computer screens. Best photos show stock...
by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Stock stretching
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Stock stretching

Dick has an ultra rare BoO&F (26" barrel) Krag. The full-length stock is not correct on the current model 1898 rifle it is on. The stock's wear and cartouche are a perfect matchup for the metal and handguard of the BoO&F rifle. IMHO - There is no other current viable option. "The end justifies the m...
by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: 1896 karg???
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: 1896 karg???

The original rear-sight holes on the Krag barrel can be used for a 'long-eye relief' scope, mounted "Scout-Style". A company called 'kraghaus' makes a mount that attaches to the Krag barrel and uses Weaver Rings. Their contact information is in the KCA 'classifieds' section. Several members have bee...
by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Range report 1898 carbine
Replies: 23
Views: 554

Re: Range report 1898 carbine

Larry, good job! Sounds like you are having fun, making that Krag "your's".

I would bet that some worked-up reloads, with 170 to 180 grain 'flat-based' bullets, will shoot even tighter groups.
by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Problem with chambering new brass
Replies: 35
Views: 545

Re: Problem with chambering new brass

'Zac952' - If this were my Krag, I would use parashooter's technique and test out its accuracy as a cast-bullet rig. It is kind of neat as a "short rifle" and should be a fun shooter with "bumped" cartridge cases. IMHO - Restoring it to a full length Krag is not economically viable. There is no poin...
by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Problem with chambering new brass
Replies: 35
Views: 545

Re: Problem with chambering new brass

FWIW: Springfield Armory had approximately 30 steps in the manufacture of a barrel, from a blank of steel to a fully finished barrel, that was "clocked" to screw on to a finished receiver. As I understand the manufacturing process, the barrel was "proofed" before it was rifled and the chamber was fi...
by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Early Morning on a friend's deck in Virginia
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Early Morning on a friend's deck in Virginia

.... or is that a 'spitz' of lemon? ... dang spellcheck!
by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: 1896 karg???
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: 1896 karg???

'Joe1896' - Welcome to the KCA forum. Your Krag, #57231, was assembled around February or March, 1897, as a Krag infantry rifle with a 30 inch barrel. As 'King carp' stated, your Krag was altered to make it more useful for hunting. The barrel was shortened, a new front-sight was mounted, a nice comm...
by butlersrangers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Problem with chambering new brass
Replies: 35
Views: 545

Re: Problem with chambering new brass

I would recommend against lapping the bolt 'locking-lug' on your Krag. IHHO - Rather than increase action strength, it will grind through the case hardening of the lug and increase head-space. I have to wonder how a "short-chambered" Krag barrel ever got through inspection? Possibly, it was rejected...
by butlersrangers
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Problem with chambering new brass
Replies: 35
Views: 545

Re: Problem with chambering new brass

'Zac952'- Nice job on the chamber cast!

That is a truly odd situation. I imagine the correct type of 'reamer' could establish a proper .30-40 shoulder?