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Re: Looking for a Spanish American issue rifle...
Posted by John S. on Friday, 5 September 2014, at 8:55 p.m., in response to Re: Looking for a Spanish American issue rifle..., posted by Ernie Brandt on Friday, 5 September 2014, at 5:42 p.m.
Sean- There are no listings at all for any element of the 6th Ohio in the trapdoor tables of the SRS database.
The Krag listings for the 6th Ohio include the following:
In May 1899 Company B of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry reported M1898 Krag rifle serial number 111094 as lost.
In 1898 Compnay H of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry has 84 Krag rifles in the 114xxx-119xxx range, but most in the 116xxx-117xxx range.
Company G of the 6th Ohio National Guard had 9 rifles in the 174xxx range plus one 163xxx and one 175xxx as reported on Secember 9, 1902. It is possible that the 6th Ohio NG was the peacetime remnants of the 6th Ohio volunteers, but that is not certain.
Therefore, I believe that your ancestor most likley carried one of the M1898 Krag rifles made in 1898 (under serial number 152,000) and these are considered antiques, exempt from the paperwork hassles of the newer Krags. These turn up fairly often at prices just slightly higher than the later M1898 Krags.
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