1st Krag Kit package, arrived today!

Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
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butlersrangers
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1st Krag Kit package, arrived today!

Post by butlersrangers » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:23 am

Kind of neat to have Krag castings or forgings, that have been laying about for over 100 years.
I guess I will start up the machines and ovens and "build me a Krag".

Actually, I got the unfinished parts real cheap on ebay and thought they'd make a nice paperweight/conversation piece.
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Post by FredC » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:01 pm

Yeah, for conversation and understanding how they were made, they are great. Paper weights good too. The time to set up and finish, one figure a thousand dollars a piece. Maybe underestimated by a big factor. It really would be interesting to see the raw receivers, bolts, and other parts also.

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Post by butlersrangers » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:15 pm

FWIW - It appears the first machining-step on the Krag magazine-gate was boring a .154" hinge-pin hole.
(This is the only machining visible on my unfinished 'gate').

I imagine this hole became the "guide" for further machining operations.

Later in the manufacturing process, this hole was likely 'cleaned-up' a bit and enlarged to approximately .161".

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Post by FredC » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:00 pm

It would make sense that one of the very first operations would create a feature that subsequent operations would be located from. Keep it up, I already think of you as a MIT.


They are turning out to be conversation starters.

Now MIT in this case is not the school in that place hard to spell, but Machinist In Training.


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Re: 1st Krag Kit package, arrived today!

Post by butlersrangers » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:49 pm

MIT?!! ... I'd be more like an MCM ... Michigan College of Mines, (now Michigan Tech).

But ..... "Machinist in Training", hey, I like that. Sounds Good!

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