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1899 Krag Carbines for sale $450.00
« on: July 22, 2013, 07:00:18 pm »
I just stumbled over a bunch of Krag Model 1899 carbines. They have some surface rust and the bores are dark and dirty but they are 100% complete. The guy is asking $450 each for them. I am going to go back and buy one for myself. Would anyone else like me to buy one for them? Since these are made after 1898 they need to go through either a C&R or regular FFL.

Any takers?
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 02:00:30 pm by G.W. Strong »
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Re: 1899 Krag Carbines for sale $450.00
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 08:22:27 pm »
Thats a deal!  Wish I had an extra $450, I'd grab one.  Even poor condition original 1899s seem to run twice that.  Cut down 1898s are often that and more.  With Criterion selling new Krag barrels for $200, you could rebarrel and still be ahead.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 08:44:57 pm »
The NC rifle barrels shoot really well, would expect the same from the carbine barrels
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Re: 1899 Krag Carbines for sale $450.00
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 09:02:00 pm »
G. W.,

I'll take one at that price.  I know we've never meet but Pitsptr knows me.  Is this an FFL in your part of the world who can sell it to me direct and ship it to my FFL so we don't have to put you in the middle? 

Please pick the best one for yourself and the next best for me.  Please refresh my memory.  Is the 1899 the carbine with the hump to protect the rear sight and no saddle ring?

Now all I'll have to do is find someone to sell my cut down 1898 poor man's carbine to.

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Re: 1899 Krag Carbines for sale $450.00
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 10:14:25 pm »
If they're a 'true' carbine, with the correctly-marked rear sight, and falling into the carbine serial number range - please send me a PM.

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 10:25:24 pm »
This guy only sells locally and will not deal with anyone but face to face. He told me he had about 20 of them. I saw one and it was a legit 1899 carbine with proper markings. The stock was cartouched 1902. I believe the others will be similar but I will not know for sure until I get time to go look through the whole pile.
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Re: 1899 Krag Carbines for sale $450.00
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 10:38:45 pm »
If I just had all that money back I've wasted on food, mortgage, etc...........

Oh, well, if I keep getting more guns, I'll need another gun safe, more $$$$

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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 06:22:37 am »
Any chance you could take some pictures of them and post here? 
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 10:14:54 am »
Any chance you could take some pictures of them and post here? 

I wish I could but the shop is a couple of hours from my house.
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Re: 1899 Krag Carbines for sale $450.00
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2013, 06:22:23 pm »
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Re: 1899 Krag Carbines for sale $450.00
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 10:21:16 am »
This guy only sells locally and will not deal with anyone but face to face. He told me he had about 20 of them. I saw one and it was a legit 1899 carbine with proper markings. The stock was cartouched 1902. I believe the others will be similar but I will not know for sure until I get time to go look through the whole pile.

Hi

I take it you're an Illinois resident.  None of my friends from there have a FOID card.  How do you do transfers there?

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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 10:38:20 am »
Hi

I take it you're an Illinois resident.  None of my friends from there have a FOID card.  How do you do transfers there?

Mike
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I have a c&r ffl. I would send it to your ffl or we could do a face to face transfer.
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2013, 09:57:31 am »
Any other takers? I plan on going next week.
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2013, 10:35:19 am »
Man I wish I had the money.  :'(
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2013, 10:59:50 am »
Man I wish I had the money.  :'(

It is a bargain at twice the price!
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2013, 12:46:05 pm »
It is a bargain at twice the price!
I know, but right now I can't even think of anything I'd be willing to sell or trade to come up with the cash. If it were in November I'd do it in a heartbeat. Right now I just don't have the cash.  :'( :'( :'(
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2013, 02:42:17 pm »
MY present plan is to go next friday. I would appreciate it if you could gut me the money in advance if at all possible. I have one payment as of today.


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Re: 1899 Krag Carbines for sale $450.00
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2013, 04:17:06 pm »
MY present plan is to go next friday. I would appreciate it if you could gut me the money in advance if at all possible. I have one payment as of today.


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Take a bore light with you. Is there a possible price break if you buy more than a certain number?

As I stated, I'm not looking for a shop project . . .

But Dang! it is tempting.

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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2013, 04:31:04 pm »
When I joined my local VFW, they had a dozen or so M1903s (Remingtons, straight stock, barrel sights, machined parts) in the storeroom, had'nt been gone thru or fired in over 20 years.  I offered to clean them up.  They were all dusty, some surface rust, some stocks had light mold!  Barrels dirty, hard to make anything out.  But it was all storage dirt, not like someone had taken them out and left them in a barn.

They all cleaned up suprisingly well!  Bores had some pitting, but all had strong rifling and were quite shootable.  Very little wear.  Some were prettier than others, but really not a nickles worth of difference between them.  I suspect these Krags are the same.  My VFW post was founded in 1948. Thus the 03s.  Many of the posts set up after WW1 recieved Krags,  some only now selling them off.  Most of these were well taken care of until 20 or 30 years ago, when it seems most posts got out of the rifle salute buisness.  Since then they've been setting in air conditioned posts, gathering dust.
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2013, 05:41:34 pm »
Take a bore light with you. Is there a possible price break if you buy more than a certain number?

As I stated, I'm not looking for a shop project . . .

But Dang! it is tempting.

RCJ

They will be complete but with some surface rust and potentially rough barrels. There is not further price break he is willing to give. This price is already for buying multiples.
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2013, 06:38:58 pm »
Good thing I did not read this until prolly too late to get the Gold Dust halfway across the country.

Excellent price.
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2013, 09:13:48 pm »
If they're not all taken yet, I would like to buy at least one.
And I have an FFL (in NE) if anyone needs help with a transfer.

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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2013, 09:52:32 pm »
If they're not all taken yet, I would like to buy at least one.
And I have an FFL (in NE) if anyone needs help with a transfer.

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It is not too late. Get me your real name.

I hope to go Wednesday or Thursday.
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2013, 09:53:10 pm »
Good thing I did not read this until prolly too late to get the Gold Dust halfway across the country.

Excellent price.

It is not too late. Let me know if you want one. I hope to go Wednesday or Thursday.
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