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by FredC
Sun Dec 04, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Krag Bolt with apparent crack
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: Krag Bolt with apparent crack

DoublyR, I was unaware of the problem till I read the article in Gun Digest. Your comments that the issue started back in the Krag days was new to me. The KCA is a source of a lot of good knowledge. Curious if the Germans had the issue with their 7mm and 8mm Mausers? How about the Brits with the 303...
by FredC
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Krag Bolt with apparent crack
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: Krag Bolt with apparent crack

Cracked bolts are nothing new. Cracked bolts and increased barrel fouling are what led to the abandonment of the 2200 fps load when the Krag was still in service. There must have been hundreds of them over the years. There was an article in Gun Digest about the use of cupri-nickel jacketed bullets ...
by FredC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Krag Bolt with apparent crack
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: Krag Bolt with apparent crack

Doubly Reincarnated wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:38 pm Cracked bolts are nothing new. Cracked bolts and increased barrel fouling are what led to the abandonment of the 2200 fps load when the Krag was still in service. There must have been hundreds of them over the years.
Sorry Br, I read the top sentence and missed the next one. Whoops!
by FredC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Krag Bolt with apparent crack
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: Krag Bolt with apparent crack

As bad as that large photo looks with the sheard off lug the guide rib and bolt handle are both intact. It shows the coarse grain structure under the case that you would expect. The case does not have as fine a grain as I would expect. Not sure what that means Maybe my expectations are off. Br, can ...
by FredC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: 9mm Makarov for Defense?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: 9mm Makarov for Defense?

Good one on the mess hall. :-)

The cannon barrel looks so short it reminds me of an irrigation gun.

Either an irrigation nozzle or a cannon would be a good reason for a burglar to sound retreat.
by FredC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Krag Bolt with apparent crack
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: Krag Bolt with apparent crack

Doubly Reincarnated wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:20 am Still have the bolt.
Good to know, it was possible that the one for sale was your old one, so there are at least 2 cracked 96 Krag bolts in the world now.
by FredC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Krag Bolt with apparent crack
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: Krag Bolt with apparent crack

Doubly R, that is some story. Thanks for telling the rest of it. Maybe that load would have been safe in an original Krag. Or not. Hearing your story would sure make me cautious though.

Did you keep the cracked bolt?
by FredC
Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Nothing better to do
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Nothing better to do

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by FredC
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Cold Snap in Detroit
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Cold Snap in Detroit

What a difference a couple of weeks makes. I thought that last cold snap would never end. Misting raining and the temperature for many days the temperature did not vary more than a couple of degrees from 40. Now we have had a few days of sunshine, this morning I cleared a fence line where we are goi...
by FredC
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Restore it or Leave it.
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Restore it or Leave it.

Welcome Musicman. Your stock has more grain figuring than I am used to seeing. A lot of the parts that are on the market that could be used to make yours look more original will come from ones that are breaking up honest rifles to sell parts. The ones that break up original rifles make a lot of mone...