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bruce 11-10-2021 02:10 PM

Krag Rifle Forearm?
Oh the joy of the hunt! Over the last several months have found two ... both beyond my money! One went for a little over $300 and ...yesterday evening ... someone went all the way up to $485 for a cracked 1902 hand guard.

So ... I got myself an idea. If I could find a drawing or some good pictures / photographs ... maybe even dimensions ... possibly I could take my time and make a hand guard. Given the difficulty of finding a specimen and given the price when found, making one looks to be a very workable solution. It would allow a placeholder until the genuine article could be located/purchased.

What do you all think? Pipe dream? Anyone know of a source for such information?

Sitting here on the coast of Georgia ... with my Krag rifle ... and just needing that little bit of pretty wood!

Sincerely. bruce.

JimF 11-10-2021 02:44 PM

Your title says “forearm” . . .your text says “handguard” . . . .

Which are you needing?

If handguard, you’ll need the clip for attachment as well.

captaincalc 11-10-2021 09:04 PM

Good source of "real" wood might be an old drill rifle stock of maybe a real beat up other 03 stock or a beat up broken Krag stock. Right wood right age etc. And you could make a number of them from one stock.

bruce 11-10-2021 10:31 PM

I apologize. I have been running like a chicken with his head cut off. We have a 125th Anniversary at the church Sunday morning and there are a lot of moving parts that have to be coordinated.

I made a mistake. I wrote "forend." What I need is the hand guard.

The rifle is fitted with the 1902 rear sight, i.e., the one that has the little peep sight that pivots up and down on the rear sight blade.

I apologize for my error. Hopefully I will be better at writing, etc. tomorrow morning.



John Beard 11-10-2021 11:00 PM

I'm not intimately familiar with Krag handguards. But for starters, I would investigate the feasibility of chopping up or modifying an M1903 or M'03-A3 handguard into a Krag handguard.

Just a thought.


OrderlySgt 11-10-2021 11:38 PM

Used to be a company at Statesboro, GA that made them.

jason60chev 11-11-2021 02:40 AM

Decide which rear sight you are going to use. The hand guards are different for each model of rear sights.

navyrifleman 11-11-2021 10:04 AM

I recently purchased ten cracked/damaged 03A3 handguards from SARCO. About half of them required only epoxy to fix. The rest would require more extensive work.

If you had the dimensions for the handguard you seek, perhaps you could modify a different handguard to fit your rifle.

Sounds like an interesting and challenging project. Best of luck with it.

Mark1 11-11-2021 05:41 PM

If you want reproduction check out this site

bruce 11-11-2021 06:09 PM

Viewing the excellent picture of Krag handguards, I need the one in the middle, which fits a 1902 rear sight. Sincerely. bruce.

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