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Offline Lord Eoin MacKenzie

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #180 on: November 23, 2020, 01:51:27 AM »
  My Krag carbine seems to be a Mutt.  Drilled and tapped for the receiver site.  Leather GI style sling w front band and and rear inletted swivel.  Old red rubber recoil pad.  It had Williams front and rear sites when I bought it from the pawn shop.
I bought  rear and front sites, from S&S.   Still thinking on a replacment barrel.  My local gunsmith thinks its shootable.
SARCO RECEIVER and Numrich modified 1903 barrels might get things better.    Now get the money from my budget???  LOL.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #181 on: November 23, 2020, 09:38:27 AM »
Hi
You can buy new barrels from Criterion / CMP.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #182 on: November 24, 2020, 07:45:08 AM »
 Then i would have more in the barrel and handguard, than the cost over the counter.   I am trying to make it a shooter,  not museum piece.    And on a retirees budget.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #183 on: November 24, 2020, 10:11:42 AM »
Is it shootable as it is now? Give it a try. Start with .311 200 gr boolits and go from there. Might surprise you. Good luck.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #184 on: January 22, 2021, 11:47:35 PM »
which receiver rear site was used on the DCM carbines?  and are they still available?

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #185 on: January 23, 2021, 04:22:18 AM »
Went back and review this thread and saw this photo

That break was very similar to the Constabulary/cadet rifle I found at the Melbourne Fl. Gun show Jan 2020.
(completely separated along a grain line  but held together with electrical friction tape

I repaired it  :) 

 
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #186 on: January 23, 2021, 04:25:54 AM »
I wrote the tutorial for the NCOWs Shootist , the repair turned out great.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #187 on: January 23, 2021, 07:54:42 PM »
Very nice repair on my favorite version of a Krag. Looks good.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #188 on: January 23, 2021, 09:59:47 PM »
Thank you Ed

I had no choice few Constabulary/cadet rifles still exist

I believe there were just 500 Constabulary produced and most went into Manilla Bay,   a very few survived 

I think just 400 cadet rifles... :-\

any replacement stock would be rare and on some other somebody's  gun .  ::)

I considered a Carbine stock , and retro fit the gun, but if a loose Carbine stock were found,  it'd be $ BUCKS
and the muzzle fit (for Bayonet )  a dead give away.
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