Chrome Plated Krag 1898
The reason I think it is plated is because the gun is in fair to poor condition and rust spots appear to be lifting the chrome in a few places.
Markings on the gun are as follows,
Springfield Armory 1898
These are the only markings I could see on the gun.
Do you have any idea of the value?
I'm sure he would like to know even though it will never be sold,while he is alive anyway!
Thanks again for your help,