Yet another new gun...


January 5, 2003, 08:44 PM
Well, actually it's not a gun, since it was made before 1899... ;)

Went back to the gun show today and picked up a beautifully restored Springfield Krag-Jorgenson Model 1896 carbine. Yum!

Pics to follow... :)

If you enjoyed reading about "Yet another new gun..." here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!
January 5, 2003, 11:13 PM
Tamara, history becomes you.

January 5, 2003, 11:21 PM
I'm not going to mention any names or anything,but it sounds like some people are addicted to gunshows.

Must...... have........ more....... guns.......! :D :neener: :D

Kahr carrier
January 6, 2003, 06:36 AM
Tamara you must have a magnetic personality .Another one followed you home.:neener:

January 6, 2003, 06:43 AM
We need a new forum policy. Absolutely no teasers! :) Must wait until have the pics before posting and making us envious.

January 9, 2003, 01:14 AM
Here's a pic where you can see the upper handguard my gunsmith made for it.

January 9, 2003, 01:15 AM
The view from the butt end.

January 9, 2003, 01:16 AM
Detail of the action.

Freedom in theSkies
January 9, 2003, 01:32 AM
Does your gunsmith do freelance work, or do you keep him for youself?;)

January 9, 2003, 01:34 AM
Very Very Nice !!

Kahr carrier
January 9, 2003, 06:33 AM
Boy that rifle looks clean ,nice find ,looks like the Gunshows in your area are a lot better than in the PRK.:banghead:

January 9, 2003, 09:29 AM
Her gunsmith doesn't have time for freelance work. He's got all he can handle with her.:D

Sure would lke to be a safe salesman in her town.:p

January 9, 2003, 09:36 AM
That's sweet!

January 9, 2003, 11:34 PM
Sweet gun!

There are those who like to visit gun shows, and then there are those who are gun shows..

Tamara is the latter..

January 10, 2003, 11:15 AM
Wow. :cool: First, Rourke's Drift. Now San Juan Hill. When will we get to Thermopylae? :p

Seriously, nice guns you've been acquiring, Tamara!

Carlos Cabeza
January 10, 2003, 02:46 PM
Tamara, I didn't even see your "Yet another new gun" thread. cool !!!!:cool: Last new gun thread I saw you with was a manlicher or something like that. You must really have a taste for the Good Ol' Days. :)

January 10, 2003, 11:10 PM
Tamara, four words:

Forty-three-fifty powder


January 11, 2003, 12:31 PM

Anyone know who does restorations like that? Mine needs some help.

January 11, 2003, 01:55 PM
4350 powder, and 200+ grain bullets. (For the sight calibration, unless the carbine sights were graduated differently)

Now, If I could just find a gunsmith willing to fabricate the handguard barrel clip for my 1898 Krag Infantry Rifle restoration project. I'm just about ready to borrow the handguard barrel clip from a spare Lee-Enfield handguard. :(

Brian Maffei
January 11, 2003, 02:03 PM
Wow, excellent firearm!:eek:

January 11, 2003, 03:30 PM
My '96 Krag was sporterized by great-grandad, and has marbles open sights installed. Not original, but the eight notches in the stock suggest that it worked fine on Texas deer. :D

I was very pleased to find it shot 1.5" groups at 100 yards, with 150 grain Sierras, which made it a pretty nice deer load. With better sights it would probably beat that.

I have a receiver sight for mine that goes in place of the magazine cutoff. Unfortunately it turns the gun into a single shot, which is shame given the smoothness of the action.

They aren't strong actions, and you must check the bolts for cracks, but they were a well made rifle and fun to shoot.:D

If you enjoyed reading about "Yet another new gun..." here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!