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1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:05 pm
by siderail
Am bidding on a rifle full length,no bayonet lug and has a globe front sight and a receiver rear sight missing the slide. All parts have a different three digit number with a period prefix. What am I looking at?   Thank You

Re: 1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:37 pm
by reincarnated
I know they existed, but that is all. Any markings visible on barrel?  How does the extractor work? Can you tell? 

With any .22 of that period, the ammunition was apt to be corrosive.  Pay attention to the description of the bore.

Re: 1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:45 am
by swedelover
just curious was there ever a 1912 in .22caliber?
i have a m1912 with a full military stock in very good condition the reason i ask is that i can not get a bore gage to fit
i have a full set of bore gages for my swedes
any comments would be welcome

Re: 1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:15 pm
by Bjarne
Hi
In the late nintenfiftis som 3000 M94 vere converted to .22lr from used rifles and parts. The barels were driled exsentric so that the cartirge lined upp betwin the extractor and firing pin.
Bjarne

Re: 1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:31 am
by Cat Man
Here are photos of the Norwegian Guttekarabin or boys training rifle in .22 Cal so we can see the action and .22 chamber arrangement. The receiver of this rifle was badly modified when I acquired it and required replacement. So it is not the original 1907 dated receiver. The stock was also heavy modified and could not be salvaged. By an unbelievable stroke of luck I found a correct original replacement stock at a regional gun show after looking for 10 years. This would be the factory assembled configuration of the Gutte rifle in Cal .22.

Cat Man Jeff

Re: 1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:59 am
by butlersrangers
Jeff - That is a pretty awesome restoration. Did you do the actual barrel/receiver switch? What tools did you use?

It must have been interesting with the Left-Hand barrel thread.

Re: 1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:18 pm
by Cat Man
Very early in my Norwegian Krag collecting career I was shown a Norwegian Krag receiver with a big chunk broken out of the receiver ring. The gunsmith that showed it to me said two young shop helpers were attempting to take off a Norwegian barrel and really horsed it with a long cheater bar. - Right hand attempt. There was a sharp BANG, when the receiver ring broke, the receiver parts and both young would be gunsmiths landed on the shop floor. I never forgot that lesson in Left Hand barrel threads!

My shooting tribe here is lucky to have a retired shop teacher who is a High Power Rifle shooter and Distinguished Marksman and a great gunsmith among us. He does my barrel work. He has the vise and blocks, reamers and headspace gauges for it. We help him keep the junior rifle team running and he keeps our match rifles running. And of course we keep his shop refrigerator well stocked.

Cat Man Jeff

Re: 1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:13 am
by swedelover
refer my post in nov I acquired the Hanevik krag jorgensen gevaert book and found that there were .22 krags
MY question is I have several krags and swedes I purchased a set of 6.5 bore gauges and checked all of them they range from 6.48 t thru 6.50
however I have a m1912 carbine,full military,in vg to ex condition:the trouble I have is that the m1912 measures 6.37mm that is not a misprint
the 6.48 bore gauge will not go in the barrel or the breach I don t know what to do about it any suggestions would be appreciated

Re: 1894 norwegian krag in .22 cal

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:22 pm
by FredC
On the one the 6.48 gauge does not enter, do you have smaller gauges to see how much smaller. The gauges are much harder than the barrel so do not force any of them.
The measurement of most concern would be full diameter of the grooves. If your 6.5 has an even number of grooves slug it and mike or have someone mike the outside of the grooves. You will be looking for .264 inches or 6.7 mm.