A Different Sight

Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
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butlersrangers
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A Different Sight

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This altered Krag rear-sight just sold on eBay for around $46.

I was tempted to bid on it, since it started 'life', as a relatively rare, model 1898 carbine sight.

I have no clue as to what purpose or gun it was altered to serve? It sure looks to have been done by a 'home craftsman'.

An aperture was bolted to a three 'V' notch eyepiece. The range increments were filed off of the leaf and replaced with cut lines.
The bottom of the ("C" marked) sight-base was machined to fit some type of 'grooved' surface.

The elevation-slide and plain knob (with no slot) are correct for the model 1898 sight.

An interesting curiosity!
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Re: A Different Sight

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Too bad it was damaged and ruined. It is interesting. Can you put the link for the ebay listing? I cannot find this in sold items. Thanks. I would like another one of these bases. I have the carbine slide but need the correct rare base also.

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Re: A Different Sight

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Whig, it is one of the rarer Krag sights. I would have bid if the base had not been ruined.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144552652019

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Re: A Different Sight

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Thanks for the link. You would have been fortunate to bid on that if it hadn't been ruined. Interesting alteration, though, I agree!

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