1472. U.S. Model 1898 Krag Bolt Action Rifle by Springfield Armory

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serial #136859, 30-40 Krag, 30'' barrel with a very good plus bore that shows a few spots of oxidation and some pitting. The barrel retains 70% original blue with scattered flaking to brown and light oxidation, while the bands are fading to a gray patina with some dings on the front band and scattered traces of original blue. The receiver, sideplate and magazine box are a gray patina with scattered oxidation staining most notably on the sideplate. The 1896 stock rates very good with an older added varnish a partially faded inspector's cartouche, a strong circled ''P'' firing proof, a couple small cracks, a small chip at rear of handguard, scattered dings, flaking varnish and handling marks. The rifle is equipped with a 1901 rear sight and a 1901 handguard. A solid example of a 1898 Krag rifle overall. (209010-77) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Jess P. Lewis Collection] (600/800) Sold For 690.00

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