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24 October 2017, 05:43
wwgreener
30-40 Krag
Sweet.
24 October 2017, 08:35
bartsche
oldKinda nice seeing Alberta Canuck again. Winkroger


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31 October 2017, 03:32
Dulltool17
quote:
Originally posted by bartsche:
oldKinda nice seeing Alberta Canuck again. Winkroger


True that!


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NRA Life Member

20 September 2018, 08:37
Atkinson
you guys have got me curled up on the floor suffering envy and nostalgia..Nice guns! Id kill for for a couple of this custom Krags!


Ray Atkinson
Atkinson Hunting Adventures
10 Ward Lane,
Filer, Idaho, 83328
208-731-4120

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20 September 2018, 18:43
wildcat junkie
Duplicate post.


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03 February 2019, 02:22
Atkinson
I was hunting with some friends and the ranch owner was guiding a paying hunter who only had one lung and didn't get around good, couldn'thandle recoil..They were above on the rimrock and This guy opened up on a huge buck wit a 25-35 at 600 plus yards, the big buck came down and stopped in front of me and I stuck a 220 gr. Rem CL. in his shoulder and down he went. I could hear that guy
screaming " I got him" several times as it echoed thru the canyons, they came down and he was mouthing off to beat hell.The buck had a 6 inch exit hole and had twi broken shoulders, now I had shot enough bucks with a 25-35 to know that couldn't happen and you can't hit a deer at that range with a an iron sighted carbine 94...I let my dad know it right off..He told me keep my mouth shut or get home, I died that day of shock, but kept my mouth shut,thinking I might live another day and paying hunters owned the ranch that day..He later told me of course I shot the deer, so what, you can shoot all the deer you want and that man probably won't live long enough to hunt again, I remember thinking I didn't give a shit if he lived or died!! I was 12 at the time..After that I always wanted a Krag and swore it would be my elk gun, that didn't happen either..


Ray Atkinson
Atkinson Hunting Adventures
10 Ward Lane,
Filer, Idaho, 83328
208-731-4120

rayatkinsonhunting@gmail.com
03 February 2019, 19:30
Biebs
A few years ago a custom Mannlicher-stocked Krag popped up on Gun Broker, built for and owned by actor William Powell. I sure wish I had grabbed it....stunning build.
04 February 2019, 07:40
NormanConquest
Boy oh boy,that would have a phenominal score on so many levels.


Never mistake motion for action.
11 February 2019, 20:55
Biebs
Yup, coulda, shoulda, woulda :-(
20 March 2019, 18:09
wildcat junkie
I saw a short film clip last night from "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Atticus Finch uses a "sporterized" 30/40 Krag to put down a rabid dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9KpVAm2e6E


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21 March 2019, 03:17
Clan_Colla
Hornady just released a batch of 180 gr 30-40
(Hrn item #81202)

180 gr SP, Custom™
2430 fps, .271 SC, .425 BC(G1)
21 March 2019, 07:54
NormanConquest
Wildcat,I had forgot that scene.Rather bizarre ending though on that clip. In mine I load the 220 G. Sierra R.N. as that was what they were regulated for.


Never mistake motion for action.
22 March 2019, 16:44
wildcat junkie
quote:
Originally posted by NormanConquest:
Wildcat,I had forgot that scene.Rather bizarre ending though on that clip. In mine I load the 220 G. Sierra R.N. as that was what they were regulated for.


To be honest, I hadn't watched the entire clip until you mentioned the ending.

Yes the ending is bizarre.


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25 March 2019, 00:38
A.J. Hydell
Re-bore a Krag to .35-caliber (so it's a "35-40"), and you'd really have something interesting to get the goobers drooling at the annual deer camp.


All The Best ...
16 August 2019, 06:20
Buglemintoday
How much is a sporterized Krag worth? I've noticed that most are over $450-500 at gun shows...


" she wanted a big rifle for the safari so chose a 30-06. " - Jack O'Connor
17 August 2019, 07:57
NormanConquest
Bugle, that's the million-dollar question. The answer has always been about the quality of the custom work. I see the plain ones in the price range you quote. The one I built I would not part with for love nor money. So if you see a custom in that price range that you like I would say to buy it.


Never mistake motion for action.
17 August 2019, 19:31
Bill/Oregon
Mr. Hydell mentions that intriguing .35-40 Krag wildcat again. Man, that thing haunts me. Almost a shame that when I scrubbed out the bore of my Krag, it turned out to be in very good shape.


There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.
– John Green, author
18 August 2019, 06:46
Buglemintoday
I'll get one eventually..I like them. Just don't want a Bubba'd gun.

Saw a Smith-Corona today with a custom stock (ugly) and multiple spots drilled in the receiver for scope rings...even through the serial number Mad Eeker . I thought about buying it for $400 just to rescue it but it may be too far gone. Maybe that 03a3 is worth it at $400 Confused


" she wanted a big rifle for the safari so chose a 30-06. " - Jack O'Connor
18 August 2019, 08:52
NormanConquest
There are still a lot of good bored Krags out there, you don't need to settle for second best. I just saw an ad from IMA-USA (they sell vintage firearms, militaria,etc.) for a Krag rifle priced at $1250.00. I think they're drunk but whatever the market will bear. Keep in mind that they are not making them anymore + every day they are one day older. And BILL, lose that line of thought; you DO NOT need another project!


Never mistake motion for action.
22 August 2019, 01:00
tdoyka
mine 30-40 krag has been handed down for 4 generations. it was made in 1903. somewhere between 1903 and 1923 it was given to bubba and he chopped the barrel to 22" and he put a front sight on it. 1923 was when my great grandfather bought the 30-40. it was then my grandfather's. he shot 30-40 until my dad was at 12yo. then he had it.(grandfather bought a rem m760 in 30-06 years before) it was given back to my grandfather in 1970(my dad has a new rem m760 in 30-06) and then it was given to my late uncle. he then had it till he got rem m760 in 30-06, then it was handed back to grandfather. in the months before he died, he handed the 30-40 krag to me.

the redfield 102k i put on and the orignal stock.




1960+/- someone put a bishop stock on it


165gr ranch dog(173gr actually) and 100 yard targets before the 102k was put on







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― Nikola Tesla
22 August 2019, 01:04
tdoyka
quote:
Originally posted by Bill/Oregon:
Mr. Hydell mentions that intriguing .35-40 Krag wildcat again. Man, that thing haunts me. Almost a shame that when I scrubbed out the bore of my Krag, it turned out to be in very good shape.


JES does it well. if i could find another krag thats what i would do(35-40 krag)
http://www.35caliber.com/


“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.”
― Nikola Tesla
28 August 2019, 02:51
Nick Adams
quote:
Originally posted by tdoyka:
quote:
Originally posted by Bill/Oregon:
Mr. Hydell mentions that intriguing .35-40 Krag wildcat again. Man, that thing haunts me. Almost a shame that when I scrubbed out the bore of my Krag, it turned out to be in very good shape.


JES does it well. if i could find another krag thats what i would do(35-40 krag)
http://www.35caliber.com/


Maybe you meant this page on the JES site?

http://www.35caliber.com/8.html

He mentions "35 Krag" as a chambering option.

I assume that means taking a bad or shot-out .30-cal Krag barrel and re-invigorating it by reaming the bore out to .35-diameter? ... And thus the actual chambering becomes 35-40?

Are there even reloading dies for a .35-40?


"Only accurate rifles are interesting."
28 August 2019, 06:01
tdoyka
quote:
Originally posted by Nick Adams:
quote:
Originally posted by tdoyka:
quote:
Originally posted by Bill/Oregon:
Mr. Hydell mentions that intriguing .35-40 Krag wildcat again. Man, that thing haunts me. Almost a shame that when I scrubbed out the bore of my Krag, it turned out to be in very good shape.


JES does it well. if i could find another krag thats what i would do(35-40 krag)
http://www.35caliber.com/


Maybe you meant this page on the JES site?

http://www.35caliber.com/8.html

He mentions "35 Krag" as a chambering option.

I assume that means taking a bad or shot-out .30-cal Krag barrel and re-invigorating it by reaming the bore out to .35-diameter? ... And thus the actual chambering becomes 35-40?

Are there even reloading dies for a .35-40?


yep, thats the way he does.

i haven't looked for 35-40 krag dies, but i'd bet that ch4d will have/ make them.


“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.”
― Nikola Tesla
28 August 2019, 07:54
NormanConquest
Its really a shame that we can't buy our custom dies from RCBS anymore.


Never mistake motion for action.
09 December 2019, 05:05
Buglemintoday
Picked up 100pc of brand new primed .30-40k brass (NOS?) at the gun show today for $40. Feeling pretty good about that find

dancing


" she wanted a big rifle for the safari so chose a 30-06. " - Jack O'Connor
14 December 2019, 03:07
xausa
Anybody know of a competent Krag gunsmith in my area (West Tennessee)? My Krag doesn't discriminate. It won't feed any kind of ammunition, round nosed or spitzer, and I would so like to give it a go on deer this year.
14 December 2019, 06:32
Jerry Liles
Xusa that’s usuaiiy a problem with the magazine cutoff rod. If the cutoff is absent or you have one of the receiver sights that replace the cutoff and the rod wasn’t retained an 1898 Krag will not feed.
14 December 2019, 18:12
xausa
I did have the type receiver sight you described, but removed it and replaced it with a cutoff. Still doesn't work. It's a shame, since it's a nice looking sporterizing job.
15 December 2019, 09:13
NormanConquest
For this year's deer season you just might have to bite the bullet (sorry) + remember that over the years there has been a lot of deer harvested with a single shot.


Never mistake motion for action.