List of 26" barrel BoOF Rifles

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Re: List of 26" barrel BoOF Rifles

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Re: List of 26" barrel BoOF Rifles

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FWIW:

BoOF Krag rifle #385120 is now in Ohio and in possession of 'Wagon' Mike, a KCA member. He purchased it at an Ohio Gun Collectors Show. It was formerly in the Jonathan Peck Collection. ('03collector kindly posted the old auction listing for this rifle on the KCA forum).
(The unusually low serial number and great condition temptingly suggests that it may be the original prototype for the BoO&F 26" rifles).

BoO&F Krag rifle #387787 (number corrected 12/06/2023) is now in the 'custody' of KCA member '03collector'. He purchased it at a recent auction with a lovely BoO&F bayonet. These items were from the Bill Rutter Collection.

BoO&F Krag rifle #387869 is at the NPS Museum at Springfield Armory. It is likely on public display, in a showcase, with other "Special Krags". If it is the Krag captured in my photo, it lacks a rear-sight and is fitted with a model 1892 handguard. It is also incorrectly labeled as a "model 1896".
(Note - The SA collection number, (SPAR 6373), for the BoO&F rifle, seems to be mistakenly 'coupled' with an image of a model 1898 cavalry carbine).

attached: old auction listing posted by '03collector' and a Springfield Armory display photo taken by me.
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Re: List of 26" barrel BoOF Rifles

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My BO&F rifle is sn.387787 they listed the wrong number in the auction catalog oops.
Thank you Butlers Ranger for the nice compliment.
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