Classic Aftermarket

Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
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Classic Aftermarket

Post by butlersrangers » Tue May 26, 2020 4:17 pm

This Krag just sold on GunBroker, probably, for $150 too much.

It looks kind of nice with a good 're-blue' and a genuine 1899 carbine stock, that has been sanded and lost some detail.

IMHO - This is probably a classic Stokes-Kirk parts 'carbine', with an interesting marriage of parts:

barrel cut to 22" with sheet-metal aftermarket front-sight

1898 carbine rear-sight base with 1902 or 1903 rod bayonet sight 'top'

1899 carbine stock with 1896 carbine barrel-band

In reality, this is a useful and practical rifle, but, not a Springfield Armory 'collectible'.

I hope the buyer knows what it actually is and is content.


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