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.
FFL or C&R required.