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crappiecatcher
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Not sure if this is correct

Post by crappiecatcher » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:46 pm

I have an 1898 model, serial# 101876, and the stock goes to the end of the barrel. I have not seen one like this and the barrel does not seem to have been cut. Has anyone else seen this?

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Re: Not sure if this is correct

Post by Knute1 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:04 pm

Hey crappiecatcher:
Could you give us some more info? The barrel length for one. Pictures would be good also. Thanks and welcome.

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Post by butlersrangers » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:52 am

'crappiecatcher' - Your Krag, #101876, actually has to be a U.S. Model 1896 rifle. It is pretty easy to misread a deeply stamped model 1896, as "1898".
Your rifle would have been assembled around May or June, of 1898.

BTW -The lowest known model 1898 serial number is 109342. The Highest known model 1896 is 109128.

Model 1898 production started in June, 1898.

A Krag rifle barrel is 30 inches long.
If your stock forearm goes all the way to the barrel-muzzle, someone has shortened your barrel. (Springfield Armory never produced such a configuration).

We enjoy Krag pictures and they allow better feedback.

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Post by butlersrangers » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:49 pm

'crappiecatcher' - I forgot to say: Welcome to the KCA Forum!

It is helpful to know, there are differences between the U.S. model 1896 and model 1898 Krag Receivers.

The most visible difference is in the receiver and stock areas that accommodates the bolt-handle:
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Post by Whig » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:26 pm

I have seen a few sporterized Krags with Mannlicher stocks. That could be what crappiecatcher has. Pictures would confirm.

I'm not a big fan of the Mannlicher style but they are unique.

Please try to get some pictures so we can help further. Thanks.
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Post by butlersrangers » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:13 pm

I like some "Mannlicher" stocked rifles, but quite often, this style of stock is not done well.

Stoeger use to sell 'Peerless' finished & unfinished gun-stocks.
Although not illustrated on a Krag, this page indicates Krag 'Mannlicher' stocks and the hardware were available.
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