C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

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

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9088 Price : SOLD
Description :
This is an original, U.S. Springfield Model 1898 Krag-Jorgensen Rifle manufactured in 1899 and chambered for the .30-40 Government cartridge. Approximately 330,000 were made between 1898 and 1903. The M1898 Krag had the the shortest service life of any U.S. arm, replaced by the M1903 Rifle just 5 years after production began. The Krag was the first U.S. Rifle to fire smokeless ammunition. This rifle is in fine condition with about 70% of its factory blued finish remaining. There is some overall finish wear on the barrel and stock mountings. The black oil quenched receiver has faded to a gray color with some mottling of the finish. The bolt, finished bright, is turning a polished brown. The rifle has excellent mechanics. The bore is a little dark and exhibits some light pitting. The rifling is strongly visible along its length. The stock is in fine condition with a nice dark reddish walnut color. There is a scattering of small dings and scratches from use. There is a crisp inspector's cartouche on the left wrist dated "1899". This rifle has reportedly been researched to Co. F of the 33rd United States Volunteers, but the research was not with the rifle when we received it. Still, its a nice original example of the Krag rifle. Stock no. 23894



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  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
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