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by leadhead
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: 1899 Carbine?

Do you happen to know the dimensions of the sight blade?
I work with tools and do a bit of gunsmith work, so I think
it wouldn't be to hard to make one. Thanks.
leadhead
by leadhead
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: 1899 Carbine?

Thank you sir.... You are a wealth of information. I thought the front sight might not be right. I've been on here before in 2018 when I bought a "real" 1898 carbine, and came here for verification. I sent many pics of it to the forum, and was finely told I had the real deal. I will see if...
by leadhead
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: 1899 Carbine?

Forgot to say.... It also has the 3 rods and oilier in the butt.
leadhead
by leadhead
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: 1899 Carbine?

See if this works...
by leadhead
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: 1899 Carbine?

Yes, I got a smokin deal.
leadhead
by leadhead
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1899 Carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

1899 Carbine?

Hi Guys... I just bought a 1899 carbine that is in very nice shape. The bore is great.
No cartouche on the stock that I can see. The front sight blade has a E stamped on
the right side. (WTH)? Serial no. is 2798xx. I'll try to post pics later after my camera
battery charges.
leadhead
by leadhead
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Any Birth Year Firearms?
Replies: 16
Views: 2500

Re: Any Birth Year Firearms?

I bought a Remington 1903 from the CMP a few years ago that has my month and year
of birth on the barrel. (7-42) I thought that was pretty cool and I bought It post hast.
Denny
by leadhead
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Lead removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Re: Lead removal

Just make sure it's copper and not steel with a copper plating.
Use a magnet to be sure. It really is the best way to remove
lead. The trick in shooting cast bullets is to make sure the
bullets are the same size as the throats (exit holes) in the
cylinder.
Denny
by leadhead
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Picked up a new toy
Replies: 12
Views: 2500

Re: Picked up a new toy

I have several SMLE rifles and shoot cast bullets in them. A load of 16 grains of 2400 and 200 grain cast bullet will hit a 10" steel at 200 yards off the bench all day long. Slugging the barrel on a enfield is quit a trick, being they have a 5 groove barrel. If your barrel is as good as you sa...
by leadhead
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods
Replies: 20
Views: 2297

Re: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods

Didn't the carbines only have 2 cleaning rods? The oiler goes in first
and lays in the small hollow, then the rods go in. The rods have to
removed before you can remove the oiler.
Denny