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

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9197 Price : SOLD
Item : U.S. SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1898 KRAG-JORGENSEN RIFLE
Description :
This is an original, U.S. Springfield Model 1898 Krag-Jorgensen Rifle manufactured in 1902 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 very fine condition with more than 95% of its factory blued finish remaining. There was a bit of surface rusting on the nose cap and some finish wear on the butt plate. The oil quenched receiver retains about 95% of its black finish with a speckling of finish loss on the left side of the receiver and some light wear on the magazine cover. The bolt remains factory bright with nice fire blue color on the extractor spring. The rifle has excellent mechanics and a very fine bore. The stock is in very fine condition with just a few tiny dings and scratches from storage. There is a crisp "1902" dated inspector's cartouche on the left wrist of the stock. The original 3-piece cleaning rod and nickel plated oiler are still in the butt trap. This is an outstanding example of the '98 Krag. Stock no. 23850

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