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Old 02-07-2018, 07:42 AM
Bubblehead751 Bubblehead751 is offline
 
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Default Norwegian Krag Price

I know it is hard to blindly estimate a rifle price but...

I have a friend whose dad owns a Norwegian Krag (did not get the sn). They have only fired it a few times. It is in service grade condition. Did not think to look for an import stamp either. I canít find a good place to look at their value.

He has talked about selling it on occasion and I want to make him a fair offer.

Any advice?
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:05 AM
Jimmy1256 Jimmy1256 is offline
 
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About 25 years ago I purchased a 6.5mm Danish Krag for $50.00. Took it to a gun smith friend of mine who just loved theses fine guns. After a little tinkering we decided to turn it into a project gun. Purchased a N.O.S. 03A3 barrel at a gun show for another $50. Purchased some parts and started building a sporter out of it. Life got in the way and the project got stuffed into a corner of his shop for another 20 years. I kind of forgot about it. About 5 years ago my gun smith friend was doing some heavy duty yard work and needed a backhoe. I had one so I loaned it to him on and off over the summer. Every time he asked how much he owed me for the backhoe "rental", I would just tell him not to worry about it, after all he has done all of my gun work for free for as long as I've known him. Anyway, after the last of his yard work was finished, including a new rifle backstop, I went over to pick up my backhoe. Frank says " Hang on a second, I got something for you". He goes into the house and comes out with a brand new custom Danish Krag chambered in 30-30 win. Manlicker stock new sites and fresh blue. He just says "Thanks". Wow what an awesome rifle. And an awesome friend.
I'll post up a picture or 2 tomorrow.
I don't know what the current selling price for these Norwegion, Danish Krags but, I don't think there is a lot of money involved. But I just wanted to tell this story and your question gave me the chance. Thanks, Jim
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:15 AM
SkipinSD SkipinSD is offline
 
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I a big fan of the 6.5x55 cartridge. I've been checking these out on gunbroker off and on for the past couple of years. They always seem to go for at least $800 if semi correct (not sporterized), with nicer, numbers matching examples fetching $1200-$1500 on occasion.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:50 AM
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Is it a Norwegian or Danish Krag, makes a difference in caliber and price. Try the Krag Collectors Forum, they are familiar with the rifles.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:51 AM
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The days when business was done with a handshake and the word of one person to another. Don’t hear stories like that much anymore. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:52 AM
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Is it a Norwegian or Danish Krag, makes a difference in caliber and price. Try the Krag Collectors Forum, they are familiar with the rifles.
It is definitely a Norwegian.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:00 PM
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Default Norway Krag

Well according to the latest Peterson catalog I have (8th edition) Norwegian Krags range between $300-400 on the low end (Fair COndition) up to $1600-1800 depending on if it's a rifle, carbine, and what year of manufacture. Model 1923, 1925 and 1930 sniper rifle go for much more, up to $4500 in excellent condition. The model 1894 rifle ranges from $400 (fair) to $1000(Excellent). This is 2016 book, so may have changed some by now.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:05 PM
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Well according to the latest Peterson catalog I have (8th edition) Norwegian Krags range between $300-400 on the low end (Fair COndition) up to $1600-1800 depending on if it's a rifle, carbine, and what year of manufacture. Model 1923, 1925 and 1930 sniper rifle go for much more, up to $4500 in excellent condition. The model 1894 rifle ranges from $400 (fair) to $1000(Excellent). This is 2016 book, so may have changed some by now.
Thank you much. For this.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:57 AM
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Did a little more research and talked to my friend.

It is an all original M1912 with period correct sling and bayonet. Looks brand new.

Think $600 is a fair place to start?
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:02 PM
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Peterson only references a M1912 Carbine, no rifle. 24 inch barrel. Price referenced from $400 Fair , 500 good, 800 Very good, 1200 excellent. The Bayonet by itself is referenced at $175 just for that. So if this is new and original as you say. Probably worth more than $600. Again this is 2016 price book, so may have changed by now.
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