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TexasOutlaw
08 Mar 05,, 21:50
My dad just picked up a model 1896 30-40 Krag from a guy at work...paid 175.00 for it....
condition wise it's probly in 70%...normal wear and tear. The only thing that's not original is the sporterized front sight and there's no cleaning rod in the butt.
Was wonderin if he made a good deal and what you guys thought of the 30-40 in overall performance.

Beaugeste93
08 Mar 05,, 21:53
Most of the ones I've seen for sale have been at least $500.00. I saw a beat up miserably sporterized Norwegian Krag at a gun shop and they wanted $225. (!)
Sounds like he got a pretty good deal for the condition.

ChrisF202
08 Mar 05,, 22:23
My dad just picked up a model 1896 30-40 Krag from a guy at work...paid 175.00 for it....
condition wise it's probly in 70%...normal wear and tear. The only thing that's not original is the sporterized front sight and there's no cleaning rod in the butt.
Was wonderin if he made a good deal and what you guys thought of the 30-40 in overall performance.
Dident we carry this in the Spanish-American War? Anyways, from what I read, it seemed pretty relible to the troops charging up San Juan Hill. Though it was not as good or accurate as the Mauser that the Spaniards had.

Bill
08 Mar 05,, 23:46
The Krag was a beautifully engineered and manufactured weapon, but it was based on an already-obsolete trap door mechanism...hence it's short service life.

I have no idea what they're worth now, but they are an interesting example of weapons development.

2DREZQ
19 Mar 05,, 15:20
30-40 is a reasonably good deer cartridge, superior to the venrable 30-30. Krag actions are fascinating mechanical devices. I've seen one reloaded in 2 seconds. Pity the action of the bolt itself is slower than some others. I've got a Krag, and I think it is just plain cool!

Ishapore41
26 Jan 06,, 05:56
The Krag has the smoothest bolt-action ever. My friends, who have only used hunting rifles there lives, worked the Krag action last weekend and said it was the smoothest action they had ever worked. The krag is a beautiful weapon.