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by butlersrangers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Cartouche
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Cartouche

On the bright side, your stock has already been refinished, so there is no crime in refinishing and trying to stain wood to match. Back in the day, a lot of the Italian walnut stocks were apparently stained, at some level, to darken them so they fit in better with the color of the other Krags in a C...
by butlersrangers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Krag Rifle Serial #173672
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Krags on St. Paul Island (Pribilof's) on 11/11/1918 - Natives and government officers are celebrating The Armistice, a 1.65" Hotchkiss Mountain Gun is in recoil. Natives training, circa 1912, with two Gatling Guns and three breech-loading Hotchkiss Mountain Guns. (It appears some type of ML cannon b...
by butlersrangers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Krag Rifle Serial #173672
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

This Krag, #173672, would be worthy of listing on the KCA Spread-Sheet of Known Krags, (along with, the 60 Krags that "Knute1" found inventoried, in the "Alaska Seal Islands - Congressional Report", on the Pribiloff Islands). These Krags were used by Alaskan Natives to guard the Fur Seal Rookeries f...
by butlersrangers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Cartouche
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Cartouche

'misanthrope' - I forgot my manners - Welcome to the KCA Forum! Many of us started our Krag interest with a 'sportered' / cut-down rifle. They are fun to shoot and hunt with and a good entry into learning about Krags. A lot of us enjoy pictures of Krags and this helps generate a lot of discussion an...
by butlersrangers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Krag Rifle Serial #173672
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

A photograph of captured arms at Batangas (Luzon, P.I.).

BTW - Krag, #173672, is not listed in SRS Data. Another 'Documented Krag' found by "The Great Knute".
by butlersrangers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Cartouche
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Cartouche

The "Circled P" (Proof) indicates the rifle or carbine was function tested and fired. The small letters or number was a stocker or sub-inspector's mark. Most U.S. Krag stocks have these markings. I agree with FredC, the color and wood grain suggest one of the Italian walnut stock blanks was used. Th...
by butlersrangers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Picked up a new toy
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Picked up a new toy

I have an old American Rifleman Reprint that is a collection of articles on Military Arms. (I have had this booklet, since my youth). Included in the Reprint is an article on Clips & Chargers. The author explained (as noted by Parashooter) the difference between British and American terminology. Lik...
by butlersrangers
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Krag Accuracy and Bullet Drift "back in the day"
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Krag Accuracy and Bullet Drift "back in the day"

A couple of pages from the 1917 Ordnance Manual, indicating anticipated accuracy and strange pattern of 'bullet drift' experienced with the (Krag) U.S. Magazine Rifle. With improved Propellants and Bullet construction, it seems likely that the 1.2 inch "radius of circle of shots" @100 yards, (2.4 in...
by butlersrangers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Load Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Load Suggestions

Sorry 'KWK', I've corrected my error to: 'Charlesmep'.
by butlersrangers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs

Speer Reloading Data has some nice 'reduced loads'. The one for 130 grain bullets should work well with 125 grain projectiles. There is also 'regular' data using IMR-3031. The 110 grain (.30 carbine projectile) reduced load has worked well for me in Krags, with single-loading. (The cartridge OAL is ...