1898 Krag Rifle
The Springfield Krag/Jorgenson
rifle was probably the last service rifle that was adopted
for U.S. service from a foreign design. They were
manufactured under license by Springfield Armory from 1892
to 1903. Only about 500,000 of all variants were produced.
This is a very nice example of this
model rifle. It is all correct and not messed with. I have
completely disassembled it, cleaned off all of the old dried
grease and oil and checked every part. Mechanically it is in
excellent condition. The blue is turning to a grey in most
areas with the barrel turning a brown. The stock has the
usual dents and dings but still has a crisp 1899 dated
cartouche and proof stamps. There is a very small crack in
the front of the handguard. The bore is very good with crisp
rifling. Might even clean up better. I just ran a brush
through it a few times then oiled it. The butt trap has a 4
section rod. They usually only carried three sections so you
get an extra which actually makes the rod as long as the
barrel. The bayonet and scabbard are in excellent condition
and dated 1902. The blade has not been sharpened.
There is an original
Mills double loop web belt and several boxes of new
Remington 180gr Core-Lokt ammo available at additional cost
for this rifle as well.
Overall a very nice, clean rifle that
is a good shooter and would be an excellent addition to any collection.
The pictures will tell you more.
Contact me if you need pictures of something I missed.
FFL or C&R required.