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

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serial #33671, 30-40 Krag, 22'' barrel with a very good bore that shows a few patches of oxidation but strong rifling. The barrel retains 80% original blue, the loss due to scattered flaking to brown that is mostly visible under bright light, while the band shows overall flaking to brown with generous traces of original blue. The receiver, sideplate and magazine box retain strong amounts of their original oil quenching with some fading and a few minor specks of light oxidation. The triggerguard and buttplate are mostly a brown patina with a few oxidation spots and traces of original blue. The walnut stock rates very good with a crisp 1896 dated cartouche, a crisp circled ''P'' firing proof, the expected scattered dings and handling marks. This carbine is identified by serial number in the Springfield Research Service as having been sold to a gentleman named F.E. Pratt of 21 West 52nd Street, New York City in 1899. It is certainly probable that Mr. Pratt was a veteran of the Spanish American War who purchased his service carbine. This carbine has a correct 1896 ''C'' marked rear sight, a correct 1896 carbine handguard, saddle bar and saddle ring. Further research of F.E. Pratt may prove fruitful and this is a fine honest example of these desirable Krag carbines. (208751-9) {ANTIQUE} (3000/5000) Sold For 2760.00

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