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Krag parts
« on: December 30, 2019, 02:45:38 am »
Any one have a spare Krag top butt plate screw ?  it is the same as the rear sling mount screws near as I can detect .

 Krag Philippine Constabulary carbine  followed me home over the weekend and this is missing.

« Last Edit: December 30, 2019, 02:49:11 am by Major 2 »
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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 09:48:13 am »
 Sure, I have got one you can have. I am mailing some stuff out today, so PM me where you want it to ship to.

 Incidentally, that screw went into production in 1855 to secure the trigger guard to the new line of minie ball weapons the US adopted and was used in various places on later Springfield longarms up to the M1903. It was also used by the manufacturers to hold the buttplate on to the M1 Carbine.

 That little milled wood screw must hold some type of obscure record!
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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 01:03:27 pm »
Thank you Sir Thank you   PM sent

Im rebuilding the cracked stock as they are scarcer that Unicorn horn
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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 06:28:32 pm »
I think some of the screw dimensions go clear back to the Leger 1763 Chareliville muskets.  Many of the screw and bolt dimensions for pre Krag us weapons are actually in millimeters, as so much of the parts were based on the initial french design adapted/adopted as the M1795.

I'm pretty sure the USMC stol . . . ah, acquired most of the USN stock of M14s back during Gulf Wars 1/2,  The USN held on to the fiberglass stocked ones.
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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 07:06:41 pm »

? Krag Philippine Constabulary carbine  followed me home over the weekend and this is missing. ?


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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 08:53:12 pm »
Patience Sir....it is currently apart and is glued and clamped

I'll have photos of the project and an article for the NCOWs Shootist as I go.
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 10:17:18 am »
Here are a couple of photo as I proceed

Upper is the crack open for glue

Lower the stock has been glued & clamped overnight and has been cleaned & striped of old finish

Original metal looks very good
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 10:43:21 am »
I think some of the screw dimensions go clear back to the Leger 1763 Chareliville muskets.  Many of the screw and bolt dimensions for pre Krag us weapons are actually in millimeters, as so much of the parts were based on the initial french design adapted/adopted as the M1795.

I'm pretty sure the USMC stol . . . ah, acquired most of the USN stock of M14s back during Gulf Wars 1/2,  The USN held on to the fiberglass stocked ones.
I'm sure they weren't stolen.  After all, there's only ever been one thief in the Marine Corps.  Everyone else was just trying to get their sh%% back!
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 10:48:10 am »
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 05:37:51 am »
I sent That screw out yesterday Major 2, USPS tracking number PM'd to you.

That screw was last used on the M1 Carbine. I was having a Senior Moment adding the M1 and M14 to the list! :D They used a longer version on those two.

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 07:41:00 am »
Happy New Years Charles.
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 12:49:27 pm »
Happy new year Ed

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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2020, 05:41:23 am »
The stock has been repaired  reassemble and glamor photos shortly
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2020, 10:00:04 am »
While I can't in all good faith say there was only 'one' thief in the Corps, I can recall an incident back in the 70s where a rail car full of pork destined for the Officer's Mess somewhere in Washington was 'accidentally' left behind at an unnamed Marine Corps installation in Virginia. BBQ ribs, pork chops, ham, and all that wonderous bacon spread between every chow hall on base for about two days, before the empty car was discovered on a siding next stop up the line. Not sure if they ever got in trouble for it or not, but the guys that handled the rail yard were golden among us after that. ;)

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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2020, 08:47:38 am »
I sent That screw out yesterday Major 2, USPS tracking number PM'd to you.

That screw was last used on the M1 Carbine. I was having a Senior Moment adding the M1 and M14 to the list! :D They used a longer version on those two.

Thank you Sir...it arrived and is in place on the repaired stock
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2020, 09:22:58 am »
Absolutely beautiful, Major.

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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2020, 09:50:37 am »
Very nicely done. I like it. A good save. As I?ve said the constabulary/scool rifle Krags are the best. All that pretty walnut and blued steel.
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2020, 10:18:41 am »
Thank you fellas ....I'm  proud I lucked into it.

It is a sweet handling and very nice shooter I use a 195 grain gas checked bullet sized to .311 and 14.3 grains of Trail boss.
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2020, 10:30:02 am »

 ;D   Just ... SWEET   ;D

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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2020, 12:26:51 pm »
Thanks Mike
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2020, 02:06:54 pm »
Father forgive me, for I covet my neighbors rifle.    ;D
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2020, 02:16:01 pm »
And on Sunday Drydock!
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2020, 02:39:48 pm »
WOW I take that as complement

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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2020, 02:41:11 pm »
Very nice work.  Great save on a great rifle.

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Re: Krag parts
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2020, 04:42:54 pm »
Aw horseapples. I never wanted a Krag until now...

Father forgive me, for I covet my neighbors rifle.    ;D

I concurr!

Major & Friends, was that dowel & glue fix considered an arsenal approved repair in the real world?

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