‘Carbine’ into a Constabulary’ish build.

Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
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Baltimoreed
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‘Carbine’ into a Constabulary’ish build.

Post by Baltimoreed » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:53 pm

A good shooting bud wants me to rebuild his ‘carbine’ into a constabulary rifle. He’s always liked my 1899 constabulary/school rifle. He has a legit Krag carbine. His cutdown needs a correct lower swivel, a rear sight, handguard and a cutdown stock forend replacement with bbl band. He told me that he didn’t want to mess with the front sight which is an o3a3 but I’m going to have to trim down the sight base to get a Krag upper band over it. The grasping grooves are pretty washed out so i might try to recut them. Here’s a photo of my 1899, his carbine and my 21 inch bbl 1903 rebuild. Milled out the lightening grooves so that a piece of 1/2 inch aluminum bar will fit on the stock and new extension. Also removed the wood under the goofy sling swivel a po installed and cut up some scrap for a plug. Used my mill to cut the notch and then used it to cut the plug so everything is square. I’m going to use the mill to cut the lower swivel mortise after I practice a few more times. A lot easier than using wood carving tools.
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