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I found another springfield...

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Birdmang, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. Birdmang

    Birdmang Member

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    A Springfield Armory Model 1898... I the stock was snapped in half by the trigger guard, I took it completely apart (stock from action/barrel) and cleaned it up all nice. I was wondering if anyone has anymore information on this and if they made any stocks for it!

    I must have gotten lucky by finding 2 springfields in one week!
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    Thanks!
     
  2. kragluver

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    You have a Krag Model 1898. Rifle stocks will sometimes show up on the auction boards and I think Boyds (and perhaps others) make reproduction stocks.

    The barrel should be 30" if uncut. Many of these rifles were cut down as sporters back in the day. If the barrel is uncut, and if you still have the hand-guard (which are hard to find), you might be able to restore the rifle to its original configuration.
     
  3. phrogmech

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    Try the CMP(Civilian Markmanship Program)
     
  4. Sunray

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    Like kragluver says, it's an 1898 Krag. Not a Springfield 1903. Shoots .30-40 Krag(aka .30 Government), not .30-06.
    Go here for a stock. About half way down. New full military and sporter's.
    http://www.gun-parts.com/militarystocks/
    Gunparts lists forends at $52.45 each.
     
  5. Birdmang

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    Well it says Springfield Armory on the barrel, is this wrong then?
     
  6. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    it was made in the Springfield Armory, back when the US had Armories that actually made guns.
     
  7. jimmyraythomason

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    How about some pictures?
     
  8. Birdmang

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    I'll have them posted a little later today.
     
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