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Title: Krag Carbine
Post by: S. Quentin Quale, Esq. on January 21, 2018, 08:42:33 am
I'm sitting at the Smokey Mt. Gun Collector's show at the Kerbela Shrine in Knoxville and there is a nice Krag Carbine, Serial 110xxx for an asking of $450.00.  Not being an expert I can't be sure it's not a cut down but looking at examples from other sources it looks original and is in good (layman's term) condition.

SQQ
Title: Re: Krag Carbine
Post by: St. George on January 21, 2018, 08:57:55 am
Look at the front sight - if it slips over the muzzle, like that of an '03 - it's a cut-down piece.

Originals were silver-soldered and the join blends with the barrel's contour.

The rear sight should have a 'C' on the sight base, as well.

Is there more?

Certainly - but this is fast enough for now.

Good Luck!

Scouts Out!

Title: Re: Krag Carbine
Post by: S. Quentin Quale, Esq. on January 21, 2018, 10:08:30 am
Just looked again.  Front sight is similar to the 03 sitting next to it.  Didn't look further.

Thank you for the Short Course!!!  :)

SQQ
Title: Re: Krag Carbine
Post by: Drydock on January 21, 2018, 10:12:25 am
Though $450 is not a bad price for a cut down if in otherwise good condition.  S&S has sight bases and blades,  original carbines usually start in the $2000 range.  My GAF Krag carbine is a cut down.
Title: Re: Krag Carbine
Post by: Pay Dirt Norvelle on January 21, 2018, 10:35:30 am
For the price I could tell it was a cutdown.  However, the price is not bad for a cutdown.  Mine is cut down and I think I paid about that about two years ago.  Forgot to say that the price is ok as long as it is in good condition.
Title: Re: Krag Carbine
Post by: S. Quentin Quale, Esq. on January 24, 2018, 12:10:35 pm
Thanks for the answers.  Didn't buy anything.  Saving up for other stuff!

SQQ
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