US Span-Am Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine .30-40 Bolt Action Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,225

WOA#: WY240214BT009

Make: Springfield

Model: 1898 Krag Carbine

Serial Number: 195316

Year of Manufacture: 1892-1899

Caliber: .30-40 Krag

Action Type: Bolt Action, Fed by Side Mounted Magazine

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “U.S. / MODEL 1898. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY. 195316”. The rear of the bolt handle is marked “XS” and “R”. The buttplate is marked “B-40”

Barrel Length: Approximately 22 Inches.

Sights / Optics: This rifle has a front blade set on top of a raised post, with an adjustable U-notch rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This carbine has its original wood stock. It has a straight grip, cutout for the bolt handle, finger grooves, barrel band, and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The buttplate and stock hardware shows discoloration from oxidation and surface erosion. The wood shows light scrapes, scratches and compression marks. The LOP measures 13 1/2 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. This stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are light gray. The rifling is slightly worn. There is erosion at the muzzle and in the grooves. This writer rates the bore at a 7/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its current metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches, discoloration from oxidation and areas of surface erosion. The screw heads show use. The receiver shows finish wear and light pitting. Overall this rifle rates at about Very Good condition for a C&R rifle.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: Scoop up the “Big Stick” of the US Armed Forces during the Spanish American War! This Springfield-Krag Mod. 1898 was the US Army’s first bolt action rifle. Adopted in a slew of controversy worthy of the best reality TV, the Krag would see its first baptism of fire during the Spanish American War, most notably in the hands of Theodore Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” during their time in Cuba. The rifle would also see American service in the Philippine Insurrection that followed and the American-Apache Conflict. The Krag would even be used as the policing rifle in America’s first National Park. The Krag features a unique side loading chamber that allows for single-round loading, and is chambered in .30-40 Krag, one of the earliest iterations of .30 ammunition. The Krag is an excellent hunting rifle beloved and used to this day. A Krag even claimed a world-record elk kill in 1899 that stood for over 30 years. Pick up this piece of history and ride with Teddy to your next big game hunt or range day! -R.E.

US Span-Am Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine .30-40 Bolt Action Rifle C&R
US Span-Am Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine .30-40 Bolt Action Rifle C&R