30/40 carbine

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by xring3, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. xring3

    xring3 Member

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    Photo shows my Krag that I purchased at a farm auction a few years ago. Sadly "bubba" got to the stock and cut about 1 1/2 inches off the butt. He then put a slip-on pad in place. The best thing I could think of to not damage it anymore was to just glue a leather pad in its place. What a shame as there are some very interesting markings on the old stock. In one area you can see where it has rubbed in a scabbard...perhaps when carrying it on horseback.
     

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  2. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I so want a Krag..... (almost as much as a M1)

    Is too bad about the stock..... Did they cut the barrel any? or change the front sight?
     

  3. xring3

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    The only modifications were to the stock (that was bad enough). The rest of the rifle was left OK.
     
  4. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Ive almost bought a couple of Krags.... Most Ive seen have had cut barrels / stocks, The last one I came across was nice, I almost got it, but had a cut stock and there were plugged holes in the receiver from a scope, it was only $200... :(
     
  5. DunRanull

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    "Civilise 'em with a Krag!"
     
  6. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I've always wanted a Krag, but I've never come across one :eek:. Too bad about the stock, but other than that she looks to be in good condition.
     
  7. Trez

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    So, do you go shoot the Krag? If so what do you think of it?

    Theres a real nice Krag in a local shop, Its the best one ive seen so far, but its $1,000.
    I was thinking of shooting my old Winchester a few more times and seeing if the shop owner would trade the Krag for my Winnie...

    A guy on cregslist has the "bowie" style bayonet for the Krag as well.....