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Message started by Jdawg on Dec 4th, 2018 at 9:20pm

Title: !898 24 inch barreled, 30:40 Krag,
Post by Jdawg on Dec 4th, 2018 at 9:20pm
This Krag has a 24 inch barrel. The barrel is marked on the underside with a P and a five pointed star.  While a dead ringer for an "03 barrel, it is still 30:40 Krag.  Just another Stokes-Kirk, or something else.  Marked 1898, the serial number is in the 185,000 range. Thanks for any help.

Title: Re: !898 24 inch barreled, 30:40 Krag,
Post by Knute1 on Dec 5th, 2018 at 1:45am
I have a sporterized Krag with a 1903 barrel. It is 24" long and re-chambered for 30-40. So it has been done.

If you would post some pictures forum members could possibly help with more info.

Title: Re: !898 24 inch barreled, 30:40 Krag,
Post by madsenshooter on Dec 6th, 2018 at 4:05pm
I have a different opinion than others when it comes to that star mark on a barrel.  I think that star-gauged barrels were marked, and not just sent with a card showing measurements.  That makes no sense.  Guys would be selling service grade barrels with the card!  The barrel on my Camp Perry rifle has the star mark and slugged very uniform and tight.  Of course, after all these years, not every one would.

Title: Re: !898 24 inch barreled, 30:40 Krag,
Post by Jason60chev on Jan 2nd, 2019 at 8:59am
Is the 5 pointed star on the underside of the barrel or is it at the 6 O'clock position on the muzzle crown? If on the muzzle crown, it would be indicative of a 1903 Springfield Star Gaged barrel. There was a special gage used to measure the bore/rifling. Exceptional bores/barrels were star gaged and used mostly for National Match rifles.

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