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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #160 on: May 26, 2018, 06:26:42 PM »
What sights do you have?
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #161 on: May 26, 2018, 08:58:04 PM »
I have gotten good accuracy with my Krag with or without the gas checks, with Trailboss loads, or equivalent loads with Unique, Green Dot, etc. As long as the bullets are sized .310, or else unsized and lubed with Lee Liquid Alox, they work fine.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #162 on: May 27, 2018, 02:56:33 AM »
.311  190gr. GC's  and Trailboss...here ...

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #163 on: May 28, 2018, 01:00:44 PM »
Hi

I just ordered some Hunter's Supply 193 grain w/o checks in .311.  I think I should shove one down the barrel to check width again and see if it goes or not.  The .31 caliber round balls went through pretty easy. I have guess checks, but have never put then on before.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #164 on: June 04, 2018, 10:30:34 AM »
Hi again

I noticed something new and annoying last night.  When I put the .31 caliber ball down the barrel, it was difficult for say 5-7 inches and then dropped out.  Apparently I have a squeeze barrel of some sort.  I'm thinking I need to go ahead and call the gunsmith and the CMP for a barrel.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #165 on: June 04, 2018, 06:59:43 PM »
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #166 on: June 04, 2018, 09:19:34 PM »
Yep, will call the Gunsmith at Jones tomorrow.  I may try and shoot it at the match and see what happens, but I may just load up .45/70 for the Cavalry Sharps and go with Smokeless.  I haven't had time to do the whole black powder thing yet.  I'm a bit hesitant and was going to wait until after muster, but ....

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #167 on: June 12, 2018, 10:56:35 PM »
Hi

I've got a bunch of .45-70 loaded up for the Cavalry Sharps.  When I get back to Oklahoma, I'll see about getting the Krag fixed / re-barreled. My local guy doesn't want to do the Krag.  He does mainly Single Shots, 1885 Winchesters and Sharps.  He suggested a company named Shaw.  Has anybody used them?  I'm considering using the CMP to do this also.  Has anybody had the CMP work on a Krag?

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #168 on: June 13, 2018, 10:06:13 AM »
CMP is way behind, and I've heard of some problems.  (guy I know out in Colorado sent one in to be blued and mounted, it came back some time later mounted but still in the white)  The guy who put together mine did a fine job at a good price, I can get his address if you want it.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #169 on: June 13, 2018, 10:15:36 AM »
Hi

Yep, it's worth a try. 

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #170 on: August 22, 2018, 07:25:45 PM »
https://estore.thecmp.org/?cat=BAR


New link for Krag barrels. 
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #171 on: November 17, 2018, 06:27:06 PM »
Hi

I called and talked to Murray in Missouri.  He said he has 3 Krags to do after hunting season.  I have the barrel from the CMP and sights from S&S Firearms for my shot out Carbine.  I also have an 1898 Rifle now.  It has 1902 sights and is missing two of the three sling mountings.  I'll order them later tonight. 

What is the best sling to buy for a Krag Rifle?

The rifle shoots pretty good for a 120 year old rifle.  A friend put two in the 10 ring at 75 yards off the bench.  I hit the paper both shots offhand from 75 yards, so I'm happy.  Packing for TGiving or I'd put in some pictures.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #172 on: November 17, 2018, 07:50:03 PM »
WPG has both the M1887 leather sling, and the M1899  Mills Web sling.  Have both, like 'em both.  (Use da link!)

The 1887 is only on their ebay site for now.

The web sling was mostly found in the phillipines.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #173 on: December 15, 2018, 07:59:49 PM »
WPG has both the M1887 leather sling, and the M1899  Mills Web sling.  Have both, like 'em both.  (Use da link!)

The 1887 is only on their ebay site for now.

The web sling was mostly found in the phillipines.

I just received both, and a Cavalry .45/70 Belt from Jerry.  The 1887 sling seems a bit thin, but then it cost a lot less than the other one mentioned.  Should I put anything on it?

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #174 on: December 17, 2018, 08:31:47 AM »
Original Slings were pretty thin.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #175 on: December 28, 2018, 09:27:38 PM »
Well, the Krag Carbine is at Muarry Anderson's shop with a few other ones.   Pretty area.  Hope to use it at the Muster.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #176 on: March 08, 2019, 09:56:47 AM »
WPG has both the M1887 leather sling, and the M1899  Mills Web sling.  Have both, like 'em both.  (Use da link!)

The 1887 is only on their ebay site for now.

The web sling was mostly found in the Philippines.

Hi

I remember seeing that people hated the web sling because it curled up.  The one I got is authentic the connections cause the web part to curl up a little.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #177 on: June 22, 2019, 06:25:04 PM »
Hi again

With respect to the care and feeding of the Krag.  My 1902 rifle sight was difficult to use, so I soaked it for a few hours in Kroil.  Now it turns a little easier, but with pliers.  Did fairly well at the range, but the sights are difficult to see at longer ranges.

See y'all in a few days.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #178 on: August 29, 2019, 09:43:27 PM »
Has anyone used one of the Krag receivers being sold by SARCO?   The price is right for me, but rest of the parts are too dear for a retirees budget. Thanks

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #179 on: August 30, 2019, 05:49:12 AM »
Didn't know they had those.  From the looks they should be fine.  Probably the best source for the other parts is find a rifle that's had the receiver drilled and tapped.  Otherwise, you can just about go broke buying parts.
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