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Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Sep 11th, 2019 at 6:30pm
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This is currently up for auction.  Unfortunately, already a bit out of my price range.  Still, the picture is great and I thought I'd share.

If anyone is interested in bidding, I'd be happy to be your proxy...but I don't want to give up my source  Wink.  I bid it up to $50.

  
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #1 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 1:33am
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Any idea where the picture was taken or who the people are?
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 12:51pm
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One fellow in the picture (I don’t know which) is Private Charles Burch from Akron, Ohio.  He was with the 3rd Cavalry, Troop B.
He enlisted in March of 1899 and served in the Philippines.
He was honorably discharged in April of 1902.
  
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Reply #3 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 3:32pm
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I just found it interesting that the uniforms in the photo aren't uniform. Some with brass buttons, some without. Some with belts, some without. Different types of belt buckles. Different pants. Some with leggings. At first I thought it was a school, but not with carbines. So were they from the same unit, or representatives from different units?
  
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #4 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 6:57pm
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IMHO - This photograph shows different aspects of the U. S. Third Cavalry uniform. It has captured men of "Troop B", that are off-duty, getting ready for duty, or just coming off of duty.

The men 'with brass buttons' are wearing their 'Five-Button' uniform jacket, some with a white Dress-Shirt. The blue wool shirt, being worn by the other men, is the Fatigue shirt.

All the men have trouser stripes. We just can't see some of them.

Some of the men are wearing the model 1895 Kepi. One man is wearing a campaign hat. Other men are without head-gear.

To the left, in the picture, are 'lockers'. On top of the lockers are what appear to be 'covered' Spiked Dress-Helmets, as well as campaign hats. The Kepi is likely kept in the locker.

The leggings were not worn at all times. Given the construction of the room interior, the photo was most likely taken in a barracks in the U.S.A.

Some sources place Troop "B", 3rd U. S. Cavalry at Ft. Myer (Arlington, Va.), during part of 1899-1900, and in Wyoming, in 1902, upon returning from Luzon, P.I.

Neat photograph of racked model 1896 or 1898 carbines showing lots of barracks details! (The Magazine-Gates appear square-cornered and Boxy, which suggests model 1898 carbines. I like the padlocks on the rack and the cloth case on at least one carbine).
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #5 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 11:40pm
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Glad you guys have enjoyed it.
I put another bid in but it ended up going for $75.  Just a bit kore than I wanted to spend on something I could look at for free haha.

For those interested, though, I did win an extremely rare Chafee Reese trials rifle in 45-70 from the auction.  It was incredibly poorly listed.  I was lucky to be there!
  
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #6 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 11:44pm
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Which auction was it? That seems like a great price but I'd need to see it.

Thanks. Nice pictures.
  
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #7 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 1:36am
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It would be nice to see pictures of your newly acquired Chafee Reese rifle (perhaps in the "Other Firearms" section) as time allows.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 1:42am
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Happy to share!  Check there in just a bit.
  
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #9 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 8:42pm
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Well look what showed up for auction on eBay:

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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #10 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 9:59pm
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I saw that and was going to bid on it but thought that one of you guys might want it more. If no one is going to bid, I'll try to get it and send a copy to others if wanted.
  
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Reply #11 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 10:00pm
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Great!  I'm really going to hate myself if that goes for some crazy price, haha.
  
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #12 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 10:22pm
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Thanks 'Local Boy', that's 'more better'.

It is a better focused photo than the one in 'Rcat's original post.

I was wrong about the carbines. The 'boxy looking' magazine-gates were my delusion.
The stock bolt-handle 'cut-out' shows them to be model 1896 carbines.

I didn't notice the double-action revolvers in the top of the gun racks, before.

At the left edge of the photo, a Cook (possibly 'Black'), is partially shown wearing an apron and holding a 'Dinner Tri-Angle'. He was apparently cropped out of the original posted picture.
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #13 - Sep 18th, 2019 at 5:52am
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Attached, is likely face of Charles H. Burch. In the barracks photograph, he is in the rear row by the lockers. (The 'elevated' guys are apparently standing on boxes or crates. Charles was 5'7" tall).

Also attached is an identified picture of Charles.
  
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Re: Krag Carbines in Neat Rack - Spanish American War
Reply #14 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 1:35pm
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I just picked up 2 rifle racks as pictured.
  
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