Original U.S. Springfield Model 1896 Krag–Jørgensen Carbine serial 79305 with M1901 Sight - Made in 1897

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is great example of the very hard to find  Springfield Model 1896 Krag–Jørgensen Carbine. Unlike most examples, this was not upgraded later to 1902 standards, and still is in the original configuration as issued.

It measures approximately 41 inches (1,042 mm) in overall length with a 22-inch (560 mm) barrel. The The Springfield Model 1892–99 Krag–Jørgensen rifle is a Norwegian-designed bolt-action rifle that was adopted in 1892 as the standard United States Army military longarm, chambered in U.S. caliber .30-40 Krag. All versions and variants were manufactured under license by the Springfield Armory between 1892 and 1903 and famously served as the longarm during the Spanish–American War. Although Krags were popular, unique and efficient, the side loading gate mechanism was slow and cumbersome to reload in combat compared to the clip loaded Spanish Mausers the Krag was up against.

The Model 1896 is an improvement over the original 1892 model. It had a magazine cut-off operated in the down position had a cleaning rod that was stored in the butt trap, which mean that even the carbine model would have a cleaning rod. The production tolerances were also improved, resulting in an overall better firearm.

Our example is stamped on the receiver:


Research reveals that serial number 79305 dates to year of manufacture of 1897, the second half of the year, which is part of U.S. Fiscal Year 1898. Springfield Armory produced 14122 M1896 carbines that year. All model 1896 rifles and carbines were produced 1898 and prior, and are federally considered antiques.

The Carbine Model 1896 features features the later bolt with the extractor with pin and the receiver is machined to work with the pin. The handguard meets the front edge of the receiver fitted with an upgraded M1901 rear sight. This is surrounded by the correct hand guard, with the barrel band sight guard directly in front to protect it. The stock is fitted with a M1896 solid smooth buttplate with a curved toe and butt-trap, which is empty. It still features the original 22 inch barrel, and has not been modified from the original issue configuration.

Metal condition is good, with most of the original finish present, and just a bit of wear and oxidation on the contact points. The stocks on this example are in great shape, even the handguard, which is the correct M1901 pattern for the rear sight. It looks like the entire stock was replaced when this rifle had the sight upgraded, so there are no cartouches visible. This also explains the great condition that the wood is in.

The bore is in very good condition, with clear lands and grooves and a mostly bright finish, with just a bit of fouling in areas. The carbine cycles nicely, and appears to be fully functional.

A great chance to pick up a hard to find U.S. military carbine! Ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: 1896
Caliber:  .30-40 Krag
Cartridge Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 22 Inches
Overall Length: 41 Inches
Action type: Bolt-Action
Feed System: 5 round side loaded magazine

Note: This gun is NOT considered obsolete calibre, so we are no able to ship to the United Kingdom. Please note that for international shipping, these MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services.

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