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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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30-40 krag

Hi guys i have an old old 1896 (I believe the markings arent great) krag that was my grandfathers I inherited it about ten years ago and had it looked at and the smith told me it wasnt serviceable because of bad headspace and it was splitting the case necks and bulging the cases at web of the case. Has anybody had one of these repaired or even rebarreled and reblued? Its already been sporterized so im not worried about value, i more or less want to use it as it was my grandfathers and its just a slick rifle with the original lyman peep thats one it! Thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 09:33 PM
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if everything else is in good shape you can have the barrel set back & re done to correct the head space.
a good smith will be able to handle the job.
my opinion, go for it ! they are cool guns..........
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 09:37 PM
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if everything else is in good shape you can have the barrel set back & re done to correct the head space.
a good smith will be able to handle the job.
my opinion, go for it ! they are cool guns..........
This is correct.

And sizing your brass (if you handload) so you don't push back the shoulder any more than absolutely necessary will extend your brass life considerably. Especially if you anneal it periodically.

I have an 1896 Krag and it's a superb shooter and slick rifle.
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What they said. Yep.

Set it back and ENJOY one of the slickest operating bolt guns EVER.

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Can you guys from se pa recommend a good smith that will do a good job?
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