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**Springfield Model 1898 Rifle Altered to 1898 Carbine Configuration

.30-40 Krag, 22" barrel, S/N 439364 (mfg. ca1903). Blued finish, smooth straight-gripped stock. Receiver with MODEL 1898 marking, serial number places production in 1903, making this a M1898 rifle that has been altered to carbine configuration. Cartouche on stock is illegible, rear sight is not marked "C" for carbine, sling bar and sight protecting front sight appear correct for the carbine, as does the stock, suggesting this might be an old Bannerman rebuild using a later production rifle action. Due to the rarity of real M1898 Krag Carbines, this makes a very suitable place holder that appears correct until closely scrutinized.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition:

Very good. Retains some nice blue on the barrel, showing thinning and wear with clear markings in the metal. Mechanically functional, good bore with strong rifling is moderately oxidized and might clean to better. Stock lightly sanded with scattered bumps and dings.

Estimate: $500 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$450
05/25/2021

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