Springfield Krag Model 1899 .30-40 Carbine Offered herein is an ORIGINAL U.S. Springfield Model 1899
carbine, or Krag carbine which was based upon the Norwegian-design bolt action rifle that was adopted in 1892 as the standard United States Army
military longarm, and chambered in U.S. caliber .30-40 Krag. All versions and variants were manufactured under license by the Springfield Armory
between 1892 and 1903. The U.S. Krag was replaced beginning in 1903 with the introduction of the M1903 Springfield rifle.
Like many other armed forces, the U.S. Army searched for a new rifle in the early 1890s to replace their old Springfield Model 1873 "trapdoor" single-shot rifles. A competition was held in 1892, comparing rifle designs from Lee, Krag-Jørgensen,
Mannlicher, Mauser, Schmidt-Rubin, and about 40 other military and civilian designs. the Krag-Jørgensen design was chosen by the U.S. Ordnance board of officers.
The Krag employee a unique design as a bolt action repeater and were
loaded from the right side through a large hinged loading gate. Magazines held 5 rounds of .30-40 ammunition.
Approximately 500,000 'Krags' were produced at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts from 1894 to 1904. It was the U.S. Army's primary rifle from 1894 to 1903 (when it was replaced by the M1903 Springfield rifle and found use in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War. There were at least nine different models of the U.S. Krag-Jørgensen however for collectors the “scarcest” variations
are the “carbines”. The huge majority of Krags found on the market today are either the full length rifles-or more commonly rifles with have been “cut down”, customized, or “sporterized” as the length of rifles were not desirable for sporting use but the “actions” were very sound. An “original” length “carbine” and not a cut down or sporterized Krag is most desirable. This specimen is in fine condition with sharp markings in metal, smooth overall patina, no rust or pitting, excellent bore and the wood is most sound with inspectors cartouches very sharp. For the collector of U.S. primary weapons and their variations a most collectible addition to any collection. Thanks for looking and please e-mail us with any questions PRIOR to bidding. Please note Hansen & Hansen payment policy and terms: Standard shipping, handling and insurance is approximately 34.00 in continental United States but we will calculate shipping and insurance based upon geographical location. We gladly accept money orders, bank checks and personal checks. Credit card orders (VISA AND MASTER CARD ONLY) charged 3.95% additional for use. Hansen & Hansen wishes to expedite each order received, however we ship 80-100 items weekly, therefore orders paid by money orders or bank checks are cleared for shipping 5-7 days after deposited funds show in our account. Shipping date is scheduled ONLY AFTER VERIFICATION TAKES PLACE AND FFL/C&R IS RECEIVED (IF APPLIES). This is 5-7 days after WE receive order by mail - NOT customer date mailed and postmarked and after credit card funds are posted. Credit card orders exceeding 0 must be cleared through customer’s bank before shipping. Personal checks are accepted but orders are held UP TO 3 WEEKS after deposit of funds before items released for shipping. IF you have special instructions or require overnight or expedited shipping please advise at time of ordering and we will gladly prioritize shipping FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE. THIS IS OUR POLICY and we encourage bidders to PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR POLICY BEFORE BIDDING. We would be pleased to answer ANY questions by phone (our toll free number is 1-800-571-7337 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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