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Old 12-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #11
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LOL, everytime I see a Krag Springfield post, I want to kick myself for missing out buying one at a gunshow.

At a gunshow a couple of years ago, I ran into an elderly gent in his late 70s, whose son was one of the dealers there and he will mention bringing a Krag to sell that he'd inherited from one of his uncles. We went to his son's booth and I checked out his Krag. Darn nicely sporterized it was and in very good condition with a truly beautiful blue on the metal. It was so nice and because the elderly gent often helped his son work gunshows, automatically told myself it was too expensive for me. Gent asked me to make an offer and I replied, "sorry, the amount of cash I have left on me would be an insult to you for this rifle, I have to pass on it." "You will get a lot more for it than I can pay and left the booth."

OK, a couple of weeks later, there is another gunshow and the son of the gent with the Krag has a booth. I will stop by to check his wares and chat with him. Asked him if his dad had sold the Krag. Son rolled his eyes and said, "yea, shortly after you'd left the table some guy came along and Dad sold him the Krag for $150. I almost cried. The son felt the same way.

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Where are the Pictures!!??!!!

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Okay, here are some photos of my Krag-Jorgensen. Also one of my M1917 WWII Enfield made by Eddystone Arsenal I recently bought. By the way, Eddystone was a locomotive manufacturer that also made rifles. Eddystone made more M1917's than either Winchester or the main Remington plant by a large margin. Most WWII soldiers (2/3 to 3/4) carried these .30-.06 Enfields during the war. Alvin York carried the M1917 to Europe but reportedly traded it for the 03' Springfield as he preferred the v-notch sights. By the way, the Enfield did not have wind age adjustment on it. You used Kentucky windage after you learned how your rifle shot. The factory adjusted the front sight to shoot true at 200yds then staked it with a punch.

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The Krag was my first rifle, my Dad said if you can shoot it you can have it, hell I barely could hold it up but I did own it!
A Stevens single shot 12 gauge was earned the same way and it was always loaded with the hottest rounds I could find, how freakin dumb was that..lol...but it was mine!
I wish I had kept the Krag but dollars were short and I traded for a 1903 Springfield 30-06 and it has been a love affair since then....

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The Krag was my first rifle, my Dad said if you can shoot it you can have it, hell I barely could hold it up but I did own it!
A Stevens single shot 12 gauge was earned the same way and it was always loaded with the hottest rounds I could find, how freakin dumb was that..lol...but it was mine!
I wish I had kept the Krag but dollars were short and I traded for a 1903 Springfield 30-06 and it has been a love affair since then....

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IIIRC you have to be careful in loading the side folding magazine as one rim could get behind the next instead of in front of it and the rifle would not feed properly.

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Be careful if you roll your own. They are not strong actions.

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I have a krag in 6.5x55, SMOOTH accurate and fun to shoot. need to work the bolt quickly or sometimes the soft point will hang up. Ballistic tips seem to be the smoothest. I have some Barnes X but have not tried them yet. (Shaw barrel) Just stay with the lower pressure loads in the krags. Another one of those " If you need a magnum, Get a magnum!"

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I've never seen or heard of these rifles before. Nice! Hickok45 has a great video on this rifle.
http://youtu.be/UdL_PROUKlE

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I've never seen or heard of these rifles before. Nice! Hickok45 has a great video on this rifle. Video Link: http://youtu.be/UdL_PROUKlE
Some history on the Krags as told to me first by my Uncle who was a dealer and collector aside from being a policeman. Orig. The Krags Were designed and built in the Netherlands(Danish I think) first, and then the US began building them after 1892...
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