New here, new to Krags, but love the history!

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Whig
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Re: New here, new to Krags, but love the history!

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First Krag in 1962 Waterman??? Wow! That's the year I was born! You've got a few on me.

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Re: New here, new to Krags, but love the history!

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IMO - A higher cheek position helps performance with scopes and receiver sights on an 'altered' Krag.

Attached photo shows a couple of add-on solutions, that lessen neck strain during a leisurely Range Session.
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Re: New here, new to Krags, but love the history!

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That's a good idea. I have an M1D Garand leather cheek riser pad. I'm gonna try it out on my Krag to see how it Fits.
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Re: New here, new to Krags, but love the history!

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Whig wrote: Sun Jun 16, 2024 4:52 pm ... Antique, by definition for firearms, is that any firearm made on January 1, 1899 or later is a deadly weapon that must be registered with the Feds. ...
Wait. What? Conflating two ideas? Maybe I read it wrongly.

Here is the statutory definition.

https://uscode.house.gov/statutes/pl/90/618.pdf
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Re: New here, new to Krags, but love the history!

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Culpeper,

If I wrote it wrong, I was thinking backwards. I meant to say that any firearm made before January 1, 1899 is considered antique and does not need to be officially registered with the BATFE. I didn't read through the pages you referenced. Is there another statement that conflicts with what I just stated?

A Krag, therefore, made on December 31, 1898 does not need a 4473 form for purchase or transfer. A Krag made 1 day later on January 1, 1899 is a deadly weapon that needs official registration with the feds to make sure that you are not a felon or president's son who uses crack on a daily basis.

I think I wrote this correctly this time!

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Re: New here, new to Krags, but love the history!

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You were just thinking backwards for a moment. Like we are all prone to do from time to time.

However I would be remiss to not point out the word or term "deadly" is not in the federal law. A post 1898 firearm, a legal term, is just a "weapon".

"... A Krag made 1 day later on January 1, 1899 is a deadly weapon that needs official registration with the feds to make sure that you are not a felon or president's son who uses crack on a daily basis. ..."

(3) The term 'firearm' means (A) any weapon (including a starter
gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel
H projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver
of any such weapon; (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or
(D) any destructive device. Such term does not include an antique
firearm.

A very small detail, yes, but we must be on our guard to not use words the Anti's can latch onto and use against us and our rights.


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