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    98Krag- 30-40

    Several year ago picked up this 98 Krag. The fellow that did the metal work and stock work was a talented smith. Fella selling did not know what a rifle he had. Is one very accurate CB shooter. The inletting on this is superb. Thought you might enjoy a pic of the rifle.
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    Beautiful, how many cartridges does the blind magazine hold?

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    As a fellow Krag sporter appreciator, I enjoy looking at nicely done Krags such as yours.

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    Talented smith is an understatement.

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    Very nice rifle. Like Gewehr-Guy I'd like to know more about the magazine arrangement. Were it not for the visible extractor on top of the bolt I wouldn't know it is a Krag. The tell-tale cocking knob is missing, although I know some of the late carbines eliminated that feature.

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    I really like it!

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    The blind magazine holds three. Sure wish I could find the fella that did the smithing on this rifle. Next time I have the rifle apart I will send a pic of the blind magazine. This was truly being in the right place at the right time. The fella I was with at the gun show said if I had put the rifle down he would have bought it in an instant. You all have a great shooting season this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWarden View Post
    The blind magazine holds three. Sure wish I could find the fella that did the smithing on this rifle. Next time I have the rifle apart I will send a pic of the blind magazine. This was truly being in the right place at the right time. The fella I was with at the gun show said if I had put the rifle down he would have bought it in an instant. You all have a great shooting season this year.
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    Yes, clutching the rifle while reaching for the wallet is a learned behavior! Beautiful rifle you have there!

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    Beautiful rifle, a work of art!

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    Hope this photo gives an idea of looking down on the blind magazine.
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    Very interesting. So the door on the right side of the rifle was completely eliminated, as apparently was the original feeding mechanism. It looks like, from what I can see in the photo, that the feeding device is now an accordion-type spring from the magazine of a Mauser that has been bent and formed. Have you fed any ammo through it yet?

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    Magazine system works fine. I will pull the stock and take a few pics. The inletting is very impressive on this rifle. I have read that the Krag was rather difficult to do a really good inletting on. I saw in a book that G&H at one time did such a conversion as this, but I cannot find any markings at all with their stamp.
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    More pics are wanted and appreciated!

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    very nice rifle!!!!!!!

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