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Offline Niederlander

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Need an 1898 Krag Rear Sight
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:33:03 pm »
Gentlemen,
          Does anyone have an 1898 Krag rear sight laying around loose?  I've got some Trapdoor parts I'd be willing to trade.
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Re: Need an 1898 Krag Rear Sight
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 01:48:39 pm »
Niederlander,

You may find many variation in sights and forearm guards between the late 1896 and 1898/01 Krag rifle/carbine combinations. I would suggest you contact Lodgewood or S&S with specifics and photos of your firearm as it is now!
They maybe able to help you?
My best,
 Blair
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Offline Drydock

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Re: Need an 1898 Krag Rear Sight
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 02:30:01 pm »
I may have one, away from home right now, check my parts box soon's I get back.

I have found this to be a good source:  https://www.granpasgunparts.com/krag-springfield
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Offline Niederlander

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Re: Need an 1898 Krag Rear Sight
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 05:17:55 pm »
I like Granpas gun parts.  I got an 1896 Carbine band from him in poor condition.  It cleaned up quite nicely.  Just the right level of use for my carbine.  A 1901 sight would probably suffice. 

Update:  In fact, after doing some more research, the 1901 sight would probably be preferable.
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Civilize them with a Krag . . .