Original U.S. Springfield M1892 Krag Rifle Converted to M1896 - Manufactured in 1895
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an extremely rare very early production (1894-1895) Krag M1892 Rifle. It measures was 49 inches (1,200 mm) in overall length weighing 9.3 pounds with a 30-inch (760 mm) barrel.
M1892 Krag Rifles had a magazine cut off that operated in the up position. M1892s can also be identified by the single-piece cleaning rod stored under the barrel. Interestingly, because it took two years to retool for production, model 1892 Krags have receivers dated "1894." Most of the M1892 rifles were then later arsenal reconditioned to the Model 1896 configuration.
This example is one of those reconditioned to the M1896 configuration in arsenal. This involved changing the magazine cutoff to one that operates in down position, and adding three-piece cleaning rod is stored in a butt trap. The front cleaning rod was removed, and the groove in the stock filled with a wood plug. An improved rear sight and tighter production tolerances gave better accuracy. The stock was also altered slightly (made thicker).
Our example is stamped on the receiver:
Research reveals that serial number 15011 dates to year of manufacture of 1895. The rifle falls into the second series of M1892 Krag rifles. It has the original style stock with the plugged cleaning rod slot, the second pattern front barrel band with double straps on top, the later bolt with the extractor with pin and the receiver has also been altered for the extractor pin. It still has the original finger groove stock with a SWP/1895 cartouche, with a double circled "P" proof behind the trigger guard. The stock is fitted with a M1896 solid smooth buttplate with a curved toe and butt-trap. The handguard meets the front edge of the receiver fitted with a 1896 rear sight. These are very desirable as a U.S. military service rifle as most of these rifles saw heavy use in the Spanish-American War and early 1900s until the development of the M1903 rifle.
Condition: Very good to excellent with an even brown patina overall showing heavier oxidation on the receiver and bolt assembly. The stock and handguard are fine plus with a nice dark matching color on the handguard and stock with a clear, visible cartouche and proof. The stock shows minor handling marks and very light impressions in some areas. Mechanically perfect and functions smoothly. Bore is bright rating at an 8.
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Note: This gun is NOT considered obsolete calibre, so we are no able to ship these to the United Kingdom.
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