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by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Grandfathers Krag
Replies: 9
Views: 3597

Re: Grandfathers Krag

Dick Hosmer, You are always a Gentleman and a kindly and valuable resource! For anyone wanting some cheap (and probably flawed information), I noticed a tattered and shop worn 1st edition of Poyer's book on eBay for less than $8.00, postage included! You can find it listed under "Krag". Ch...
by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Older threads
Topic: picked up my first krag
Replies: 9
Views: 3319

Re: picked up my first krag

walrus: Welcome to the Krag Forum and the 'World of Enjoying Krags'. I hope you enjoy your Range Session. You should give us more details on your Krag (i.e. barrel length, current sights, stock status). If you can post some photos, you will get lots of information from helpful members. There is a lo...
by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Grandfathers Krag
Replies: 9
Views: 3597

Re: Grandfathers Krag

P. Armstrong: There is lots of useful information to be found on the KCA web site. You can search various topics by using the search window. If you mouse click on "Visit the KCA Website Today", you go to a Main Page that allows you to click on "photos". This will access lots of i...
by butlersrangers
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Krag sideplate
Replies: 6
Views: 2455

Re: Krag sideplate

MadFarmers: Like yourself, I own Mallory's, Bropy's, and Poyer's books. I enjoy all three (along with ordnance manuals and KCA Forum contributions). I find that they complement each other. IMHO, Poyer's Book supplies lots of useful photographs and parts details. It helps me more fully enjoy the evol...
by butlersrangers
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Here is the rifle with the 1900 cartouche
Replies: 12
Views: 5696

Re: Here is the rifle with the 1900 cartouche

Guts: You have a very nice rifle with interesting features like the "headless" cocking piece and an 1898 rear sight modified to 1902 configuration. I believe your serial number dates from November, 1900. The condition of your rifle appears very good. Your stock appears to have a very nice ...
by butlersrangers
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Krag sideplate
Replies: 6
Views: 2455

Re: Krag sideplate

My point is that these parts are not hard to find or very expensive. Also, it helps to have Joe Poyer's Book.
by butlersrangers
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Rear sight disassembly
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

Re: Rear sight disassembly

The part you have that is broken does not adjust windage. It locks the slide that controls elevation by its position on the radius of the sight base. You can remove the sight leaf from the base by driving out the pivot pin (left to right) with a brass punch. Maintain pressure on the leaf and its spr...
by butlersrangers
Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Please help me in dating my rifle.....
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Re: Please help me in dating my rifle.....

goodwood: As Dick Hosmer reported, you must be reading a "3" as an "8" at the begining of your serial number. #349,589 would have been produced in October 1901 per Joe Poyer's book. Highest U.S. Krag numbers were probably around 474,xxx, with production ending around November 190...
by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Krag sideplate
Replies: 6
Views: 2455

Re: Krag sideplate

pahoghunter: The 1896 and 1898 U.S. Krags basically use the same sideplate. Very early Krags had some minor differences and the plates were sometimes numbered to the action. Joe Poyer's book describes the minute changes. Sideplates are retained by one sideplate screw. These parts are often available...
by butlersrangers
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: SRS (Springfield Research Service)
Replies: 2
Views: 4205

Re: SRS (Springfield Research Service)

Dick Hosmer: Thankyou very much for your reply and explanation on the SRS.