30-40 Krag Carbine?
I have an opportunity to buy a model 1898 Springfield Krag Carbine for $100.00. This is from a co-worker. I know that he doesn't know a lot about gun values but when I asked him what he wanted for it, he said, $100.00. From the proof marks that I could see, a "P" on the buttstock area under the trigger guard along with "D 48" just above the P. The date on the stock is 1901, and serial number on reciever is 155108. I have seen some auctions for Krag carbines and this serial # seems to be a lot lower than the ones in the auctions. How can I tell if this is a true carbine or a "chopped" long rifle. Is that possible?