Hi guys I am brand new to this forum. I joined because I just purchsed a Springfield 1898 30-40 Krag. I don't really know anything about it. There is an S stamped on the barrel about half way down. Where else should I try to find another stamp like this? I'm also missing alot of parts like the front and back sights, the butt of the stock, and the knob on the bottom of the stock. I don't think this is the original stock? I haven't seen it in any of the pics during my research. The barrel is about 22 1/2" long from end to end including the threads. I know the little slot toward the end is for the front sight, but a few inches back there is a small hole drilled off center. It's not tapped and is not that deep. Any ideas on what it might have been for? Any info would be much appreciated! I would love to complete this gun. Is there any place local I might find parts and is this gun actually worth anything? Thanks guys!