M1896 Krag Carbine

in .30-40 Krag


This is a very nice Springfield  carbine made in 1897. The overall condition is very good to excellent. The only problem is that it has a rifle style rear sight. I doubt that it is original to the gun, maybe a later replacement. Original carbine rear sights are extremely hard to find. It's odd that the little research I did shows the rifle sights graduated to 1800 yards and the carbine ones go to 2000 yards. I would have figured the other way around. Either way, good luck shooting at those distances with any accuracy. The stock is in excellent condition except for a small scratch on the right side. (See pictures) The stock is correct and doesn't appear to have been sanded or refinished but I could not find a visible inspector's cartouche. The barrel has about 90% of the blue remaining on the exposed bottom with the top turning brown. The action is turning to a grey patina. The bore is good with some pitting. Might clean up better and should shoot fine. I ran a brush through it a few times and a lot of loose crud came out. There were only about 22,500 of these carbines made so they are getting scarce in this condition.

The pictures will tell you more.

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