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1898 krag sporter

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:48 am
by m_english13
I was lucky enough to save this beautiful krag from a local gun shop. The barrel is stamped US Springfield armory and I'd like to swap it back to a military barrel and stocks from cmp and handmade furniture. What's everyone's opinion on it? Is it worth the hassle sense the finish is perfect and stock is in good condition.

Re: 1898 krag sporter

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:59 pm
by indy1919a4
Always do what you desire and want... But many times bringing a gun back to the original can cost more then just going out and buying one in original condition...

But more important do what the heck you want with it.. everything we do takes time and money so if this is what you want.... do it...

Re: 1898 krag sporter

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:04 pm
by vandle
indy1919a4 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Always do what you desire and want... But many times bringing a gun back to the original cost can cost more then just going out and buying one in original condition...

But more important do what the heck you want with it.. everything we do takes time and money so if this is what you want.... do it...
x2

I have reverted/repaired old firearms in the past which cost more than what they are worth.
If you get enjoyment out of it then in my opinion go for it. Then you get to save another one.
Its a hobby, enjoy it.

Re: 1898 krag sporter

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:11 pm
by damorealan696
NO EXPERT. Good advice from other posters. As it sits, it is a very handsome rifle. Around here in that configuration maybe 400.00 or so. To restore it, stock, handgaurd, band. etc. etc. it would be quite a bit more. It would be a fun gun to work up a good load for. But, if it feels good, do it

Re: 1898 krag sporter

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:16 pm
by ammolab
“Military barrel”...that would be a commercial mfg one, and if restored to GI condition with new wood, it would still be a parts gun with no collector value.