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Krag Trivia - 1897- oilers, breech covers, & stuff
May 21st, 2018 at 1:11pm
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From the "Report of the Chief of Ordnance", published 1897:
(note - The 1,000 "black enameled" trial covers would be a great rarity)!
  
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Re: Krag Trivia - 1897- oilers, breech covers, & stuff
Reply #1 - May 21st, 2018 at 1:27pm
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More on the Oiler:

(Hmmm ... "cosmoline oil", probably a good preservative, but, not a great lubricant).

  
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Reply #2 - May 21st, 2018 at 4:04pm
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More from June, 1897. (There is a lot of redundancy within an Annual Report, as well as, from year to year):
  
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Re: Krag Trivia - 1897- oilers, breech covers, & stuff
Reply #3 - May 21st, 2018 at 10:13pm
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Here is a picture I posted under "Ammuntion", why there I don't know. Just wanted to show an actual oiler beside a cartridge for those that don't have an oiler for comparison since it can go in a cartridge belt.
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