C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

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Item No.: 8716 Price : SOLD
Description :
This is an original, U.S. Model 1899 Krag-Jorgensen Cavalry Carbine made at Springfield Armory in 1900 and chambered for the .30-40 Government cartridge. The Model 1899 was produced from 1899-1902, with only about 36,000 made. It was the last dedicated cavalry carbine used by the U.S. military and the last American carbine chambered to fire the same cartridge as the rifle. The Model 1899 omitted the sling ring bar and was instead carried in a leather boot attached to the saddle. This carbine is in very fine condition. It retains more than 95% of its original factory blued finish. There is a little finish wear on the barrel band and a few speckles on the front of the trigger guard. The butt plate has a bit of surface rust at the heel and toe that has taken off some blue. The receiver and magazine of these rifles were finished with a black, oil quenched finish. This carbine retains more than 95% of this finish. The bolt and bolt handle remain armory bright with some brown speckling on the bolt handle knob. The mechanics and bore are both excellent. The bore is brilliant and shiny. The stock is in very fine condition as well. There are just a few tiny dings and scratches from use. The Inspector's cartouche and firing "P" proof are deep and crisp. There is a small cross hatched design cut into the wood on the right side of the butt just ahead of the butt plate. It is 4 short lines crossed by 3 short lines. Perhaps the equivalent of notches? This is a beautiful example of America's last cavalry carbine. Stock no. 23100



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9150 John S. Mosby Highway (Route 50)
in historic Upperville, VA
  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
(540) 592-7273 or (540) 592-7274
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