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Re: Krag Collectors Forum - Welcome!

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:49 pm
by KSGarms
New member here, so please go easy on me, for now.

I recently came into ownership of a model 1898 krag rifle that I want to take apart, clean, inspect and repair as needed. The furniture is a bit beat up and the butt plate has major rust on one corner. But overall it appears to be a nice rifle. I might need to replace the rear sight?

I'll be digging through these forums to learn from you folks.

After getting a chance to shoot an M1 Garand recently, I really want to try to see if I can shoot my model 1898!

Thanks,
Keith

Re: Krag Collectors Forum - Welcome!

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:11 pm
by FredC
Welcome to the KCA. We are known for being nice to newbies. We want newbies to stick around for a long time. This older thread section tends to get over looked. If you could copy and past your introduction and info to the "US Military Krags" it will get seen more. Wait till you get some replies on disassembly, there are a couple of tricks to taking down a Krag and not doing damage. If you have good gunsmithing screw drivers it will be most helpful. We see a lot of damage done to screw slots with old hardware store quality screw drivers.

Photos will help a bunch. Some tips on sizing photos were discussed here: viewtopic.php?p=39631#p39631

Re: Krag Collectors Forum - Welcome!

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:26 pm
by KSGarms
Yes I have good armorer screwdrivers, and some of the screws are already beat up from previous owners.

I'll post my original message over on the military page. Thanks.

I'll get to adding pictures soon.

Thanks,
Keith