16. U.S. Model 1896 Krag Bolt Action Carbine by Springfield Armory

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serial #69450, 30-40 Krag, 22" barrel with a good plus bore that shows a few patches of light to moderate pitting. The barrel is mostly a dull brown patina with some silvering on the exposed edges and numerous light band removal marks at rear. The barrel band is correct but likely a replacement, it retains much of its original blue with some light flaking to brown and freckling. The magazine box, receiver and sideplate are a dull brown patina with a patch of lightly cleaned pitting on upper tang, some scattered minor oxidation staining and traces of the original oil quenching. The extractor is a dull gray patina with some light oxidation staining and the triggerguard is turning to a dull gray with traces of the original fire blue. The walnut stock rates very good with a strong 1896 dated cartouche, a strong circled "P" firing proof that appears overstamped, a couple small chips, scattered dings and handling marks. The stock retains its sling bar with saddle ring, a correct 1896 carbine handguard, an 1896 rifle rear sight and a front sight cover is included. The firing pin spring appears to be weak and may need to be replaced. A solid example of these desirable Krag carbines. (208809-95) {ANTIQUE} (1200/1800) SOLD FOR $1,380.00

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