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by RicKrager
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: 126yr old scout rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: 126yr old scout rifle

I looked at the idea of adding the ‘bridge’ so I could add a scope. I am glad to see one employed as on the scout rifle shown. I notice it retains a front sight. Would you consider removing the front sight worth doing? I ask as my 1902 rear sight sits too low for the 1903-05 front conversion. Consid...
by RicKrager
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Cartage conversions?
Replies: 34
Views: 1168

Re: Cartage conversions?

I sense a certain resistance to considering the suggestions made, from pressures to space for loading. Should the loading concept offer you a chance to begin accumulating ammo, I found Winchester 30/40 brass from this source: https://www.powdervalleyinc.com/. Subsequently, a local shop offered three...
by RicKrager
Mon May 24, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Keeping America Safe
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Keeping America Safe

As regards the fort. Some years back my wife and I took a ship across the Atlantic bound for Hamburg. A stop en route at Le Havre gave us a chance to walk the town. We spotted a directional sign, “Jardines Suspendes” (as I recall). Curious we followed the signs with an image of a pedestrian, indicat...
by RicKrager
Mon May 24, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Stalled out
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Stalled out

Hello Again, Butler’s Rangers. I see your words here and on MilSurp. It is always a pleasure to communicate with you and all the other regulars. Reviewing your kind information and that of other contributors has me now shifting gears from author back to Krager. It helps that the range is warming up....
by RicKrager
Mon May 24, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Stalled out
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Stalled out

Greetings after a long absence. As life leads us down our various paths I find I have a lot to do and my focus can be diverted. As this group has consistently been informative and inspiring I turn once again to the general knowledge base. Awhile ago I picked up a sporterized but lovely 1896 Krag. Th...
by RicKrager
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Philippines Constabulary Carbine Production Numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: 1899 Philippines Constabulary Carbine Production Numbers

I am added a photo to this but I fear my skill level may not be up to the test. We shall see. The image is entitled “Philippine Constabulary in Calisthenic Drill.” This came from a book I picked up in my travels. The Copyright date is 1904, the book entitled “Greatest Of Expositions” “Louisiana Purc...
by RicKrager
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: RCBS discount for active and former military
Replies: 0
Views: 249

RCBS discount for active and former military

I recently contacted RCBS on my 30/40 die set decapping pin. This is a really old set (Pre 1976) and somehow the decapping pin was bent. I had purchased the current decapping pin set of 5 pcs. These proved to be too large for the original decapping rod. RCBS responded by promptly putting a new decap...
by RicKrager
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Robert Burns' Birth-date
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Robert Burns' Birth-date

And here’s a wee dram to Rabbie! Will ya tip a sip o’ Aberfeldy? We spent many weeks in the Highlands, the low lands, climbed the Wallace Monument and walked through The Church of the Holy Rood and Stirling Castle. We walked the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Saw the beheading stone in Stirling. The histo...
by RicKrager
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: What is up?
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: What is up?

Okay, you got me there. I am now logged in. I agree, sometimes you just want to see “what is up” on the site. I do have an old photo I wanted to post, just not this minute. I also recall people being interested in old 30-40 ammo boxes (cardboard) and perhaps I should post a photo or two of the ones ...
by RicKrager
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Old powder density
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Old powder density

Loading 180 grain PSP’s over 38 grains of old IMR-4064 using the powder measure I finished off the can. It may have been a late 1970’s purchase. All my old powder and primers have given satisfying results as I worked my way back into shooting my ‘98 Krag. Now I was going to load all the brass and bu...