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Yet another new gun...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tamara, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    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... :)
     
  2. bad_dad_brad

    bad_dad_brad Member

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    Tamara, history becomes you.
     
  3. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Member

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    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
     
  4. Kahr carrier

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    Tamara you must have a magnetic personality .Another one followed you home.:neener:
     
  5. Hkmp5sd

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    We need a new forum policy. Absolutely no teasers! :) Must wait until have the pics before posting and making us envious.
     
  6. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    Here's a pic where you can see the upper handguard my gunsmith made for it.
     
  7. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    The view from the butt end.
     
  8. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    Detail of the action.
     
  9. Freedom in theSkies

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    Does your gunsmith do freelance work, or do you keep him for youself?;)
     
  10. sm

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    Very Very Nice !!
     
  11. Kahr carrier

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    Boy that rifle looks clean ,nice find ,looks like the Gunshows in your area are a lot better than in the PRK.:banghead:
     
  12. MLH

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    Freedom

    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
     
  13. KMKeller

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    That's sweet!
     
  14. twoblink

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    Sweet gun!

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

    Tamara is the latter..
     
  15. BigG

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    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!
     
  16. Carlos Cabeza

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    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. :)
     
  17. tex_n_cal

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    Tamara, four words:

    Forty-three-fifty powder

    :D
     
  18. 762x51

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    Wow....NICE.

    Anyone know who does restorations like that? Mine needs some help.
     
  19. Gewehr98

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    How about...

    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. :(
     
  20. Brian Maffei

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    Wow, excellent firearm!:eek:
     
  21. tex_n_cal

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    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
     
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