Author Topic: How about a Krag Scout build.  (Read 786 times)

Offline Baltimore Ed

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How about a Krag Scout build.
« on: June 05, 2018, 07:37:07 pm »
This poor old Krag rifle was cut down in it's youth?, the stock roughly cut and a 03 front sight installed to mimic an NRA carbine.  I unfortunately paid too much, not doing my homework, and wound up not liking it. But I absolutely love my 1899 Constabulary Rifle. I digress. Wandering around the web I discovered Coopers scout rifle idea and figured why not. As I had an intermediate eye relief scope already. I used a Kraghaus forward scopemount, cut the bbl to 19 inches, refinished the sporter stock and added the ammo carrier and cheek rest. The only thing it needs is a sling but I haven't decided on the swivels. I really like the way it looks. I also lightened the mainspring so the bolt cycles even easier than before but still pops my CCI primers. I hope that my further desecration of said Krag doesn't upset the gentler soldiers in the Barracks. My apologies. But a good looking rifle that is shot and enjoyed always beats an ugly cut up ex military rifle living in the dark recesses of a gunsafe.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 07:56:03 pm by Baltimore Ed »
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Offline Drydock

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Re: How about a Krag Scout build.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 08:15:57 pm »
I see nothing wrong with that!  A fine hog gun. 

Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: How about a Krag Scout build.
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 10:09:32 pm »
That's a dang fine rifle!  I like it....not as much as I like your PC Krag but I would not be ashamed to own that.

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Re: How about a Krag Scout build.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 10:42:46 pm »

Wow, I'm in total disagreement with myself on that sucker.  On one hand, somebody desecrated (o.k.  really too strong a word for this) history and I'm agin that in a big way.  I probably need to re-barrel and I don't want to.

On the other hand, it came to you "pre-desecrated" and you definitely made the best of it.  Never tried a scout mount, but it DOES look good for hogs.


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Offline Lord Eoin MacKenzie

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Re: How about a Krag Scout build.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 12:49:48 am »
I can use any pieces available {left overs} from  Krag reworks, even 03 sites, etc.  Let me what you have and how much $.  Thanks.

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Re: How about a Krag Scout build.
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 08:32:20 am »
That looks really cool Ed! I'm kind of partial to scout configuration rifles, and this blend of old and new is neat. If I had a Krag that someone had already messed with, I would want to go this route and I'd hope mine looked half as good as yours.
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