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by Dick Hosmer
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine

Yes, there. Guess I'm getting senile - sorry!
by Dick Hosmer
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: My first US Krag, an 1899 Carbine

Chuck, does the rifle sight in your above example have a little chip off the ladder right at the pin? I never paid attention to that area before.
by Dick Hosmer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: "Bucket List" Book
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: "Bucket List" Book

As to cost, if you can do your own photography and editing, and provide two "camera-ready" PDF files (one for the cover and one for the interior) using Amazon/KDP, which has a pretty straight-forward interface, your up-front cost will be , , , , , , , ZERO!!! If you require their help, any amount is...
by Dick Hosmer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: No Country for Old Men
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: No Country for Old Men

Out of respect, I call my GP (or PCP) "doctor" in his office in front of staff, but otherwise he is "Mike". We talk sports cars, history, politics, you name it. His grand-dad and his dad, went to the Point. He skipped, but one of his sons went. He had FOUR sons deployed simultaneously in the Middle ...
by Dick Hosmer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: California Effect
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: California Effect

Thanks, I'm good. Was touch-and-go for some of my wife's family for awhile - they were evacuated at least twice, but it all worked out. We are probably pretty safe from fire, a small rural town surrounded on all sides by rice paddies, and only a couple of hundred yards from the Sacramento River. Our...
by Dick Hosmer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Older threads
Topic: Curved buttplate
Replies: 3
Views: 11173

Re: Curved buttplate

I have just such a butt-plate on 20197. Thanks for the info - don't believe those were made for a very long run; I've never seen another - but then, I'm out here in CA. :lol: :lol:
by Dick Hosmer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Need Advice on Rifle and Pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Need Advice on Rifle and Pricing

The worst part about the holes is that they hit the numbers. Holes that do not can be filled by running in a screw with Loctite and filing off the head, being careful to avoid damaging the receiver any further. A little cold blue, or cold brown will finish the job. Yes, the defacement is still there...
by Dick Hosmer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods

Yes I am, but VERY, VERY distantly. Two Hosmer brothers came over early, Thomas to Hartford CT in 1632, James to Concord MA in 1635. I am a "James", but Ralph must have been a "Thomas" since he does not appear in the "James" genealogy. At least one Hosmer from my side worked at SA from 1809 to 1923 ...
by Dick Hosmer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods

Except for a TINY surviving number of VERY early "1895 Variant" carbines, three holes were drilled for the rods, though only two sections were provided. That was because a common drilling jig was used for all arms. The two-holers have thin wrists (but not all thin-wrists are two-holers!) and the hol...
by Dick Hosmer
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: Krag 1899 Oiler and Cleaning Rods

Very nice looking gun, definitely a legitimate carbine! But, I do not believe that you should have to remove the buttplate to access the oiler. You do have to remove the rods, and, the oiler should definitely have been put in small end first so as the allow the maximum wiggle room for the rods. Are ...