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Re: Krag carbine off subject
Posted by Ab Abercrombie on Monday, 1 October 2012, at 12:34 p.m., in response to Krag carbine off subject, posted by Fazer on Sunday, 30 September 2012, at 8:05 p.m.
Good luck on finding a nice Krag carbine. They are certainly around & are my favorite little rifle (sorry about what the Trapdoor Folks will consider blatant heresy). If export/import can be arranged, an M1899 might be your best bet; they are particularly handy firearms. On the other hand, I currently have an M1896 listed with John on oldgunsDOTnet. John is absolutely, entirely trustworthy about what he says, so even if you're not interested in my carbine, he'd be a good source of information. (I shall say three things about my little carbine: it's a pre-1898 antique, it shoots well, and it is documented.)
Good luck in any case, and if your brother can help, consider the M1899. I'd think that a .30US (.30-40 Krag; it's pretty much like a .30-30) would be a fine round for shooting even the largest kangaroos.
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