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by butlersrangers
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Price of bullets rant
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: Price of bullets rant

Almost as old as me! These "M-2 Ball" projectiles are weighing 150 grains, measuring .309+", and have a rather flat base. I have fired more recent 7.62mm NATO projectiles in Krags, with kind of mediocre performance. The NATO bullets weigh approximately 147 grains and have more of a boat-tail base. I...
by butlersrangers
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Price of bullets rant
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: Price of bullets rant

All this component shortage talk got me anxious. After an eye check-up appointment this morning, I stopped at my local favorite Gun-Shop, to buy some Large Rifle Primers. Behind the counter were five or six 'ratty' looking boxes of used shooting and reloading paraphernalia. I mentioned to the Manage...
by butlersrangers
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Perry S. Schofield - Target
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Perry S. Schofield - Target

I don't remember where I ran across this target photograph or who originally posted it somewhere? I ran across it today on my computer hard-drive, it's an old target, shot with a Krag, and it's interesting. (I owe a thank you to someone for sharing and letting it see the light of day)! IIRC - This h...
by butlersrangers
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Not sure if this is correct
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Not sure if this is correct

I like some "Mannlicher" stocked rifles, but quite often, this style of stock is not done well.

Stoeger use to sell 'Peerless' finished & unfinished gun-stocks.
Although not illustrated on a Krag, this page indicates Krag 'Mannlicher' stocks and the hardware were available.
by butlersrangers
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Not sure if this is correct
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Not sure if this is correct

'crappiecatcher' - I forgot to say: Welcome to the KCA Forum!

It is helpful to know, there are differences between the U.S. model 1896 and model 1898 Krag Receivers.

The most visible difference is in the receiver and stock areas that accommodates the bolt-handle:
by butlersrangers
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Damaged Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Damaged Receiver

I'm sure a skilled metalworker could grind or mill a radius and 'true-up' the damaged area of the receiver, creating a shallow trough. A steel sleeve could be turned, bored, and properly sized to restore the missing 'lug'. The sleeve could be silver soldered or bronze brazed into position and 'cold-...
by butlersrangers
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Not sure if this is correct
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Not sure if this is correct

'crappiecatcher' - Your Krag, #101876, actually has to be a U.S. Model 1896 rifle. It is pretty easy to misread a deeply stamped model 1896, as "1898". Your rifle would have been assembled around May or June, of 1898. BTW -The lowest known model 1898 serial number is 109342. The Highest known model ...
by butlersrangers
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs

'Madsenshooter' - Did the 'V-max' reloads feed through a full Krag magazine or are they a 'single-load' proposition? My experience has been that short (OAL) rounds move forward in the magazine, during firing. Eventually, a round will hang-up on the case-shoulder, blocking the magazine feed. The jam ...
by butlersrangers
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Damaged Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Damaged Receiver

I suspect, 'Bubba' was here! ... with hammer, punch, and no clue about disassembly? Coincidentally, I recently picked up a very dirty model 1898 Krag rifle, with a shortened stock-forearm and lots of surface rust, (for $200). It has cleaned-up rather well, with a pleasing metal patina, and is now re...
by butlersrangers
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Damaged Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Damaged Receiver

I saw this photo posted at 'Gunboards' on the 'Workbench' forum. The Poster eventually figured out why his Krag's Magazine-Gate was drooping. (The front lug, that anchors the hinge-pin to the Receiver, has been broken off). Some excessive force has been applied to crack and break-off the lug that gu...