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Re: US Springfield Armory 1894
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 8 December 2010, at 10:13 p.m., in response to US Springfield Armory 1894, posted by Shannon Hunt on Wednesday, 8 December 2010, at 2:34 p.m.
I fear something may have been taken out of context here. Obviously, at one time there were about 90,000 five digit Krag numbers! :-)
About 24600 receivers were dated 1894, such as yours. MOST of these early (Model 1892) rifles were later converted to the Model 1896, which involved - among other things - adding a hold-open pin to the top front of the extractor, and notching the receiver to accept it. 1892 rifles which are TRULY in "original" configuration are scarce and valuable.
Your gun should NOT have a ".22" marking on it - those are only on the Model 1898 Gallery Practice rifles - about 850 were made, around 1907, in the 477000 range.
I fear you have taken a little bit from several different posts and thus wound up confusing yourself. You can email me some pics if you want.
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