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 Springfield Armory Krag Date of Manufacture
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Gunswapper
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Posted - 11/08/2017 :  5:41:23 PM  Show Profile
I have an incomplete Springfield Armory Krag, serial #885997. When was it made?

Hawk Carse
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Posted - 11/08/2017 :  5:50:06 PM  Show Profile
Strange, one www says Krags topped out at 477762, Flayderman says 480000.
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rufe-snow
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Posted - 11/08/2017 :  6:52:15 PM  Show Profile
With that serial number. That is hundreds of thousands higher, then known serial numbers, (480,000), in my reference.

You have two things as a explanations, as I see it. Either someone for some reason has stamped/added addition numbers to the original serial number.

Or it was one spare parts guns, that Bannerman assembled. After the U.S. Army adopted the 03. And sold all the parts, on the surplus market.

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Gunswapper
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Posted - 11/08/2017 :  7:27:52 PM  Show Profile
Mystery solved. I used a magnifying glass. The serial # is actually 335097! I might need new glasses!

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Hawk Carse
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Posted - 11/08/2017 :  10:12:39 PM  Show Profile
Looks like 335087 to me.
Either road, made in 1901.
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Gunswapper
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Posted - 11/09/2017 :  09:29:09 AM  Show Profile
Thanks! I plan on listing it soon.
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Gunswapper
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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  7:00:35 PM  Show Profile
This is listed! # 718685645.
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b0400879
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Barbados
306 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2017 :  1:28:52 PM  Show Profile
Pix aren't the best .... carbine or rifle length barrel?
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Gunswapper
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Posted - 11/22/2017 :  3:18:42 PM  Show Profile
22 1/2 inches. nice crown, don't know if it is original or not.
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b0400879
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Barbados
306 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2017 :  7:06:56 PM  Show Profile
Any originality (& collectibility) are long gone: has commercial rear sight conversion, serious rust issues, & drilled/tapped barrel.
For just a shooter rig, I might be interested as-is.

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Originally posted by Gunswapper

22 1/2 inches. nice crown, don't know if it is original or not.

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Gunswapper
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Posted - 11/27/2017 :  09:34:40 AM  Show Profile
It is listed on the auctions as a parts gun. Check it out!
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