Sporter Krag question. Original barrel?


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davek
September 17, 2004, 12:45 PM
I've been wondering if the barrel on my sporterized 1898 Krag was original or if it was replaced when it was sporterized.

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Is this what you call a contoured barrel? Is it indicative of what would have been on a model 1898?
http://www.fototime.com/{0CEF53A0-05D4-47D2-9D91-E6E27EB84A45}/picture.JPG

Any input would be appreciated. :)

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Vern Humphrey
September 17, 2004, 08:52 PM
Is that a 30-inch barrel? If so, it's almost certainly original. If it hasn't been shortened, and the new front sight doesn't cover it, the Ordnance Bomb should be visible on the barrel just behind the sight.

wasrjoe
September 17, 2004, 08:56 PM
If it's gotta be sporterized, that's the way to do it. Beautiful. :)

Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question.

davek
September 18, 2004, 12:00 PM
Vern Murphy,

I measured it from the reciever and it's only 27 inches.

wasrjoe,

Thanks! :D

Jim Watson
September 18, 2004, 02:36 PM
Barrels are officially measured from the bolt face, but that isn't going to make up 3 inches. If the rifle is still .30-40, I would bet that it is the arsenal barrel just cut, engraved, and blued.

Well done, but I don't know if I like the Weatherby style stock on a Krag.

Vern Humphrey
September 18, 2004, 03:18 PM
I bet it's the original barrel, too -- it was probably cut to install the new fromt sight.

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