Threaded Krag Barrel?


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jonnyc
December 29, 2009, 09:09 PM
Why would the end on a .30-40 Krag Carbine barrel be threaded? I can think of one or two reasons, but none of them are real good. Any thoughts?

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briansmithwins
December 29, 2009, 09:11 PM
Flash hider or suppressor, I'd guess.

BSW

jonnyc
December 29, 2009, 10:40 PM
I thought of those, but discounted them as not too likely, but possible. My top thought was some kind of cleaning fixture.

Shadow Man
December 29, 2009, 11:07 PM
Early Maxim surpressors would be my guess. I know they were used on Springfield M1903's, but the technology had been around for a little before that. Or, the Krag could have been threaded later on...if it was of Finnish manufacture, I know the Finn's are big on using surpressors while hunting, target shooting, etc. to reduce noise polution.

Jim Watson
December 29, 2009, 11:34 PM
I have to go with the Maxim Silencer; which came out in 1909 while there were plenty of Krags still in use.

jonnyc
December 29, 2009, 11:40 PM
OK, I just did a bit of reading...and I have to agree. I apologize for doubting. Where would one find an "old school" Maxim Silencer? I would assume even an old 1909 model would still need the tax stamp, correct?

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