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by Dick Hosmer
Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Gallery Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Gallery Practice

Does anyone know how to disassemble the extractor on a gallery practice? Or a parts diagram? I am suspecting but fearful it takes a barrel removal. Jeremy Yes, it does. I need to fix mine too. I suspect rust, a broken spring, bent pin, etc. My plate moves VERY sluggishly, and never 'snaps' home as ...
by Dick Hosmer
Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: .22 Krag GPR overhaul
Replies: 16
Views: 71156

Re: .22 Krag GPR overhaul

No I have not - due to various reasons, almost everything gun related that requires physical activity is pretty much on hold right now. Would still like to get together, but I pretty much don't/can't do ANYTHING in summertime any more.
by Dick Hosmer
Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Surveillance?
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Surveillance?

That's better - I was completely turned around; know what they look like birds-eye, right side up, otherwise not so much . . . thanks.
by Dick Hosmer
Sat Jun 01, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Surveillance?
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Surveillance?

Great photo - but I'm not exactly sure of what I'm looking at? Great Lakes area, I guess, but I just cannot orient it - labels??
by Dick Hosmer
Mon May 27, 2024 7:44 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: What an odd looking Krag
Replies: 18
Views: 3374

Re: What an odd looking Krag

Interesting piece. Almost certainly NOT right, but still interesting. I would not touch ANYTHING, not one iota, until it is further explored, on the off-chance that some of the parts might be real. The stock is the biggest fail as it is not a thin-wrist, and the butt profile appears funky. BIG quest...
by Dick Hosmer
Sat May 25, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag RIA Ammo Leather Case
Replies: 18
Views: 2827

Re: Krag RIA Ammo Leather Case

Well, fie on ME for not seeing it was two boxes!! To say nothing of the fact that there is no retainer in the outer bulge . . . sometimes I answer too quickly.
by Dick Hosmer
Tue May 21, 2024 5:55 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag RIA Ammo Leather Case
Replies: 18
Views: 2827

Re: Krag RIA Ammo Leather Case

While not impossible, using a TD "box" for Krag would not be the best fit - that is why the Krag boxes are slightly narrower and taller, in the same sense that the .50-70 McKeevers (rare) were wider/longer. The pic above showing two tools in one box would not work in practice. And - belate...
by Dick Hosmer
Mon May 20, 2024 3:34 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: My purchases in the last 72 hours
Replies: 8
Views: 6194

Re: My purchases in the last 72 hours

Great finds! STOLE the 1892 rod!

Question - how many rod holes in the carbine stock? If two, you REALLY scored. That is a VERY early carbine and well could be a two-holer; I own 24893. The late Bill Mook said he could account for just SEVEN such, including mine.
by Dick Hosmer
Mon May 20, 2024 3:26 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Parkhurst carbine
Replies: 51
Views: 17286

Re: Parkhurst carbine

Great story. My dealings - with Phil Siess ( don't know where he fits in the family tree) - have always been first-rate.
by Dick Hosmer
Sun May 19, 2024 6:31 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag RIA Ammo Leather Case
Replies: 18
Views: 2827

Re: Krag RIA Ammo Leather Case

Hammer's new box (nice front!) is definitely trapdoor, NOT Krag. And, not all McKeevers have the tool recess - that was added with the second pattern. Most McKeevers did not have the brass corner tabs. The Krag (also used for the M1903) boxes were taller (as in BR's photo) and always of russet - not...