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by butlersrangers
Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Highly Experienced Krag Hunter
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Highly Experienced Krag Hunter

Jon provided some more pictures of his altered Krag to share with KCA members. He says it is one of his favorite hunting rifles and a fine performer out to 200 yards. He appears to have re-barreled with an altered model 70 barrel, (re-chambered for .30-40). I am sure everything works better with a W...
by butlersrangers
Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Ongoing Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Ongoing Auction

I agree, the GP 'trip-pin' adds a lot of drag as it rubs along the bottom surfaces of the extractor.

The whole GP extraction system was crazy. Springfield Armory & Ordnance Department refused to use an easy solution, like Mr. Pope did!
by butlersrangers
Thu Dec 08, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Ongoing Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Ongoing Auction

Since the .22 cal. GP Action is missing its barrel, it would lack the extractor-plate mechanism, which is pinned to the .22 cal. barrel-breech.

The extractor 'trip-pin' likely remains in the GP receiver wall.
by butlersrangers
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Ongoing Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Ongoing Auction

Interesting selection of parts, odds & sods!

Three different 2nd Allin Conversion .50-70 barreled/actions for sale. One is marked 28 CR another is marked 258 CRS, I wonder if those are 'movie prop company' markings?

Also, a GP Krag action? A curious stash of stuff!
by butlersrangers
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag from Yankee Artifacts
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Krag from Yankee Artifacts

The metal looks righteous.
It is probably just me, but the wood color looks a bit odd in that photo.
by butlersrangers
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Ha HA! I've found it!
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Ha HA! I've found it!

Thanks for posting about the passing of Mr. Eugene Myszkowski.
His works on the Remington-Lee and Winchester-Lee are well done and enjoyable reads.
Basically, his pioneering work is about all that is available on the subjects.

Hopefully his books are republished, soon.
by butlersrangers
Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Highly Experienced Krag Hunter
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Highly Experienced Krag Hunter

Oregon Hunter Jon Norstog was Elk Hunting with his Krag in the Bitteroots, about a month ago. He posts on Jouster2 and has a life of extensive Wilderness Hunting with Krags and Remington-Lee sporting rifles, chambered for the .30-40 caliber. Jon gave permission to post his recent photo on the KCA Fo...
by butlersrangers
Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Krags in the Movies
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Krags in the Movies

"55 Days in Peking" was filmed by Allied Artists in Spain. I suppose this had a lot of impact on the movie prop companies that were used and the arms that were available. Looking at 'movie stills' there is quite an array of Mausers, Magazine Lee-Enfields, Lebels, Carcanos, Mosins, and Trap...
by butlersrangers
Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Krag Bolt with apparent crack
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: Krag Bolt with apparent crack

It is interesting that for as famous a Krag 'cracked locking-lug' is, few of us actually have such a bolt or have personally seen one.
by butlersrangers
Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: What is this rifle?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: What is this rifle?

The rifle is a Magazine Lee-Metford MK II* or Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk I, with 30 inch barrel. With the rear sling-swivel placement, I believe it has Enfield rifling. The photo lacks clarity to identify some minor differences between British rifle patterns. Stock finger-grooves and a clearing-rod wou...