Krag Rifle Serial #173672

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Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by Knute1 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:49 am

Document showing Krag rifle serial #173672 being captured from Filipino insurgents July 4, 1901.

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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by butlersrangers » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:15 am

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".
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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by butlersrangers » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:33 pm

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 from Japanese, Canadian, and American Poachers:
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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by butlersrangers » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:06 pm

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 barrel is laying in the foreground - old signal gun?).
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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by Knute1 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 pm

That is what I was thinking (putting on the KCA list), BR. Have you seen the silly search words I used to find this. Krag, rifle and beef. I'm thinking the zanier my word searches are the more I can sniff out the last tidbits of info like this.
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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by butlersrangers » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:12 am

Knute, some of your "finds" lead to amazing "back stories" !!!

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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by Knute1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:06 am

I'll have to admit that it has been addicting to shining a light on long forgotten history. So here is another "captured" Krag in the Philippines, #167844.

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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by butlersrangers » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:38 am

'Knute' - #167844, Another documented Krag that did not make its way into the SRS Data!

attached: A November, 1901, photo of Troopers of the 1st U.S. Cavalry, picking up captured arms in Batangas Province. (On Page 152 of the document, linked in your first post, is a report of the action).
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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by Knute1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:41 pm

Unfortunately, this is how the Filipino Insurgents obtained Krags.
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Re: Krag Rifle Serial #173672

Post by butlersrangers » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:43 pm

An odd coincidence?

I checked the SRS Data in Mallory's "K.R.S.", 2nd edition, for Krag serial number - 167844. (There was no listing).

The closest number listed was - 167841, (a model 1898 rifle, issued to Co. B, 28th USV Infantry - Lost 10/24/1900).

I 'google searched' the 28th USV Infantry, without success.

However, on page 139, of the book accessible in Knute's first link, (Annual Reports of the War Department - 1902), there is mention of the rescue on July 15, 1901, of two white soldiers at Calupan, Island of Mindoro.

One rescued soldier was - Private John Blake, Co. B, 28th Infantry, USV.

The pursuit, action, and rescue was conducted by a force of 40 men from the 21st Inf. from Batangas.

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