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Old 11-20-2020, 08:13 PM
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How did the other non unissued krags look?
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:51 PM
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How did the other non unissued krags look?
They werenít bad, I would say average wear and MEís werenít bad. There should be four I think remaining. Doesnít help now but the SS had 10 at opening and some were very nice with some really nice stocks and good cartouches.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:19 PM
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They werenít bad, I would say average wear and MEís werenít bad. There should be four I think remaining. Doesnít help now but the SS had 10 at opening and some were very nice with some really nice stocks and good cartouches.
Thanks. I guess the one positive for the closing today is that there will be krags when they re open
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:43 PM
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I'll be interested to hear the Krag experts weigh in. These look to be hot blued, and possibly buffed as well.

I have a lightly sporterized 1899. The barrel and stock were shortened and a Jostam Anti-Flinch recoil pad installed. The US Springfield Armory and other stampings on the receiver are sharp. In particular, the long extractor on the bolt has a bright, nitre blue looking finish, not what I see in these pictures which looks like a hot blue. Plus, the bolt on my rifle has a high polish, non blued finish.

Those perfect rear sights are probably worth more than my rifle - incredible condition.

Certainly wonderful rifles and I would have jumped on one in a second!

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Old 11-20-2020, 09:55 PM
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Nice rifles but look at what looks to be feathering around the serial number on the one photo'ed. Also the gravel patch of a muzzle with all the dents that are blued. Thats a quick polish and make them pretty job. The US near the serial number is also feathered. Nice guns though.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:25 PM
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Tom mentioned some very nice Krags that the TMP had today. I’m not too familiar with it, I tried to take some pictures that others would enjoy. They did look really nice for 100+ year old guns - perhaps unissued?

Oops, I’ve been informed that these are probably VFW guns that have been blued.

Jeff

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared...EFz9McPGrpScdA
I agree that the Krag's in these pictures have been refinished. Sorry.

Dave

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Old 11-20-2020, 11:38 PM
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I agree that the Krag's in these pictures have been refinished. Sorry.

Dave
No sorries! I'm super jealous of anyone who has had the opportunity to see these as well as visit the South Store. All the reports of high condition bolt rifles are killing me. Still appreciative of the SA 1903 I picked up 15 plus years ago on my last visit.
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:38 AM
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I agree that the Krag's in these pictures have been refinished. Sorry.

Dave
No problem Dave. My position is that I was extremely lucky to find this beautiful KRAG which is by far the nicest Iíve seen in the store in over six years. Refinished or not Iím proud to own it and every time I look at it, DANG pops in my mind. I would have purchased all four if I could have. So based upon the overall views that it was refinished I think may be better, it most likely saw service and then restored to like new.. just like an old restored classic car!!!
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:28 AM
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As pretty as those Krags look in the pics, (Thanks!) One has to wonder why they didn't go to the auction?
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:40 AM
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As pretty as those Krags look in the pics, (Thanks!) One has to wonder why they didn't go to the auction?
I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw them, but sure glad they didnít.
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