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Reply #30 - Nov 11th, 2018 at 4:14pm
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Good job on fixing up a disaster! Looks really good. Since the receiver is D&T why don`t you mount a scope on it and be able to get full potential of accuracy. My " 98" and my Norwegian were sporterized long ago and both have scopes and both are quite accurate. With cast bullets each are capable of 1/2" 5 shot groups at 50 yards.
  
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Reply #31 - Nov 11th, 2018 at 4:38pm
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The spread on the tapped holes looks like it might be for a William's Mount.

Maybe 'carbon outlaw' can verify and help you on that one. He appears to be familiar with the William's Scope Mount.
  
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Reply #32 - Nov 12th, 2018 at 4:52am
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Outstanding work Fumehappy!!!

I believe putting an external barrel band on your project Krag would take away from the nice clean Mannlicher lines.

I wonder if you might be able to use a barrel band sling swivel mount to meet your needs???

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Mannlicher style stock slings are readily available as well.

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Attached are photos of my 1903 Mannlicher–Schönauer sling swivel.

Hardest part would probably be drilling the hole for the sling bolt.
  
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Reply #33 - Nov 12th, 2018 at 3:43pm
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That is a nice looking solution to adding a barrel band to a Krag. Drilling the cross hole so it provides neutral or upward tension to the stock would be a trick with hand tools. Not hard with a milling machine or maybe a drill press.
  
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Reply #34 - Nov 12th, 2018 at 5:25pm
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I was wrong about fumehappy's 'hole configuration' being for a Williams' Scope-Mount. It appears Williams used a 3-hole pattern.

I suppose wide four-hole spread could be for an unusual Weaver plate or maybe Griffith & Howe or Paul Yaeger mount?

(I've attached altered pictures posted by 'fumehappy' and 'Carbon Outlaw'. I trust they won't mind).
  
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Reply #35 - Nov 12th, 2018 at 8:00pm
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The hole spacing on Fumehappy's does not match the 4 hole mounts. Perhaps someone with a Williams mount could measure the spacing on theirs. Fumehappy's may be drilled so a Williams mount could use the forward or back set of three holes for customizing the eye relief?
  
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Reply #36 - Nov 12th, 2018 at 8:35pm
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Here's an interesting possibility???

Previous listing on EBay:

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The listing also includes a post of the installation instructions which indicates that a Weaver N2 (low position) or N3 (high position) mount should be used for Krags.

The N3 mount, shown below, has a hole spacing pattern that doesn't seem to match, however, various other Weaver N-Type mounts that I've seen appear to have wider hole spacing like the N4???
  
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Reply #37 - Nov 12th, 2018 at 10:11pm
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The holes appear equally spaced instead of 'paired up' (Weaver-style).

'FredC' has a probable observation.
  
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Reply #38 - Nov 19th, 2018 at 2:32pm
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Originally, Williams listed the Remington 8/81 mount as also for the Krag.  That mount had four equally spaced holes, then they went with a 3 hole mount for the Krag.  They don't make the side mounts anymore.  I just sold my last 81 4 hole mount not long ago.  The rear hole on the OP's receiver looks out of alignment with the other three.
  
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Reply #39 - Nov 19th, 2018 at 6:58pm
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ja, jeg forstår nå mine Krag venner!
  
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Reply #40 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 4:29pm
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Local Boy,
I like the Idea of your Mannlicher style through the stock bolt.  just not sure if I have enough meat on my stock to pull it off. 
A thought on the scope mount.. It is possible someone had a two bolt scope mount, tried it in one position, didn't like it, and then moved it back?
  
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Reply #41 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 8:17pm
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Anything is possible on these old rifles. If you could get a scope mount that had 2 holes that lined up you could drill holes in the mount to match existing holes on the receiver. You can always throw away the mount if you do not like it. I would not drill one more hole in the receiver, it has plenty!
If you find a mount that you like and it has one or 2 holes that you can use, I can give you my ideas on drilling matching holes in the mount.
  
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