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by butlersrangers
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New owner with questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: New owner with questions.

Does your Krag have a wood hand-guard on the top of the barrel? Your description sounds correct for the 1901 carbine rear-sight. Photos have to be smaller than 1MB. Below 2KB is probably even better for viewing on the KCA Forum Attached are my pictures of a 1901 carbine sight, a Krag Butt-Plate, and...
by butlersrangers
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New owner with questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: New owner with questions.

'Fivestring63' - Welcome to the KCA Forum. They began making 'model 1896' Krag carbines, in 1895. Your 272XX serial number falls in a known carbine range. When your receiver was made, the '1895 marking' denoted the year of its manufacture. This practice was carried on with early '1896 marked' receiv...
by butlersrangers
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Sometimes Spellcheck misses things
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Sometimes Spellcheck misses things

..... and there's people, who let you know!
by butlersrangers
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Sent from Heaven
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Sent from Heaven

Dr. Fau .... "Doctor No"
by butlersrangers
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: BoOF Rifle?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: BoOF Rifle?

A possible BoOF - Krag bayonet, that was in the Bill Mook collection.
by butlersrangers
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Sent from Heaven
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Sent from Heaven

How true!
by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel

I had to google search 'Krag trigger install' to find old KCA content on the internet. Local Boy had a good install method using a wrench that he altered for a lever. I had a similar method using a drill-shank as a 'slave-pin' and an '03 tool as a lever to compress the sear-spring. Local Boy made th...
by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel

I tried to locate an old thread on the KCA Forum that had some good discussion, hints and photos, to assist 'reinstalling a Krag trigger'.

I could find the thread title, but, there is some fatal error that prevents it being viewed.

Bummer ... it could help posterity!
by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel

'Parashooter' is very correct about the Krag using 4 parts as opposed to the 5 parts of the Mauser and 1903 Springfield triggers. (Two of the Mauser & 1903 parts are round pins). If the only criteria for complexity is the number of parts, then more parts is more complex. My observation was based...
by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: New Purchase - Rusted Barrel

IMHO - Group size can often be improved by 'cleaning-up' a rifle's trigger-pull. With the Krag, I literally mean cleaning the trigger mechanism. Most U.S. Krag rifles and carbines will be found to have dried & hardened cosmoline deposits coating the working surfaces of the trigger, sear, receive...