What was the serial number of my 1898 Krag rifle?
My grandfather’s gun was a Krag rifle, and while these were Krag carbines, I thought I would rather have the carbine. That is how I came to own my Model 1898 Krag with the 216299 serial number.
What was the serial number of the 1898 Springfield carbine?
Model 1898 Krag Carbine, c. 1902, serial Model 1898 Krag Carbine, c. 1902, serial number 382372, walnut stock, receiver marked U.S./MODEL 1898. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY. 382372, barrel lg. 21 1/2, overall
What kind of receiver does a Model 1899 rifle have?
The Model 1899 Carbine will either have a receiver marked “Model 1899” or an original 1898 receiver, with the 8 over struck by a 9. Because there is not an 1899 rifle and they have unique handguards, these carbines can be safer to identify.
Where did the Singer sewing machine serial numbers come from?
All Singers up until 1900 have no letter prefix and came from several factories around the world. The company cleverly managed their production from all factories to coincide with the serial number flow. If you fancy a read on the collapse of Singer have a go at my blog, End of Empire. Why two serial numbers?
When did I buy my first Krag carbine?
It must have been in the late 1960s when we read a newspaper notice that a local gun dealer won a bid from the Pennsylvania State Police to buy a dozen or so 30-40 Krag carbines the police no longer required for their mounted troops. I immediately went to the dealer and picked out what looked to be the nicest one of the lot.
What kind of sight does a 1898 Krag have?
According to rear sight pictures posted in the Krag Collectors Association site, it would seem I have a 1902 rear sight. Their site pictures show 1898 and 1902 rear sights to be very similar with their rounded sides. The 1902 sight has a slot in its elevation wheel on the right side, and it seems to be what I have on my Krag.
Who was the designer of the Springfield 30 caliber rifle?
A bolt action, internal magazine rifle designed by Norwegians Ole Herman Johannes Krag and Erik Jørgensen, the “United States Magazine Rifle, Caliber .30” would be produced by Springfield Armory for the US military beginning with the Model of 1892.
What was the serial number of the Springfield Armory Krag-Jorgensen rifle?
Many early models were recalled to SPAR for such changes. The Philippine Constabulary carbines were all (mostly) converted at Benicia Arsenal, California. The 1905 Gallery Practice rifles caliber .22 were in the serial number range 476000 to 4765000. 86 of these receivers are positively known to have been destroyed.