1st US Volunteers San Juan Hill Used Model 1895 Krag Carbine

.30-40 Krag, 22" barrel, S/N 28929. Blued finish, finger groove, straight grip smooth walnut stock. Receiver marked in two lines: U.S. / 1895. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 28929. Stock with a script JSA /1896 cartouche on the counterpane and a {circle}-P inspection behind the triggerguard. 1896 pattern rear sight with correct "C" marking on obverse rear of the base, pinned front sight blade, correct sight-protector barrel band, sling bar and ring. Trapdoor in butt with three-piece cleaning rod present. This carbine is identified by serial number to Private Samuel T. McCulloch of the US 1st Volunteer Cavalry, who was issued the gun on on June 20, 1898, only days before the famous "Rough Riders," as Theodore Roosevelt's cavalry regiment was known, charged up San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898. Private McCulloch deserted on August 1, 1898, but later returned and was mustered out with the balance of the regiment. This carbine is accompanied a Springfield Research Service letter from Frank Mallory confirming the identification by serial number, as well an article about the gun published in US Martial Arms Collector in June of 2018 (#155). The carbine was part of the American Society of Arms Collector's 2003 Exceptional Arms display at the NRA's National Firearms Museum in the William B. Ruger Gallery. A copy of the program for the display, picturing the gun and describing it is included as well. A rare opportunity to acquire a well documented Battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider-issued Krag carbine in its original and correct configuration.


Very good. Retains strong traces of blued finish in protected areas, the balance of the metal showing a brownish-gray patina. Metal mostly smooth with clear markings. Mechanically functional, good bore which is dirty and shows even light pitting along its length. Stock good with a grain crack about 4" long running through the wrist from the rear of the triggerguard. Stock shows scattered bumps, dings and handling marks as well.

Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000
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