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Old April 30, 2011, 08:13 AM   #1
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New/Old Tactical Rifle

If barrel length is what makes a rifle "tactical", then I guess this qualifies:



M1898 Krag rifle, which has had the original barrel replaced with an 18" one. It was a skosh under two bills, so I took a chance on it.

(I'm going to clean the bolt up well with some solvent and examine the front lug under a strong lens for cracks. )

Worst comes to worst, it'll make a pretty wall-hanger.
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Old April 30, 2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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Krags have the smoothest action I have ever fondled. I have an original that was issued to my Grandfather in the Army and then left to my father then to me upon his passing. They are interesting rifles.
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Old April 30, 2011, 11:49 AM   #3
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I guess it would be alright for a tactical rifle as long as your attacker is not armed with a Mauser.
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Old April 30, 2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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^^^ And the new/old weapons race is on!
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Old April 30, 2011, 01:14 PM   #5
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I guess it would be alright for a tactical rifle as long as your attacker is not armed with a Mauser.
At open-sight ranges, I don't imagine that it matters that much.
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Old April 30, 2011, 01:16 PM   #6
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I have an original that was issued to my Grandfather in the Army and then left to my father then to me upon his passing.
Have you fired it?
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Old April 30, 2011, 01:18 PM   #7
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^^^ And the new/old weapons race is on!
Hey, we've got to have something going besides another EBR thread!
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Old April 30, 2011, 02:26 PM   #8
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I guess it would be alright for a tactical rifle as long as your attacker is not armed with a Mauser.
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At open-sight ranges, I don't imagine that it matters that much.
I think he may have been to referring to the mauser and other rifles use of evil quick loading assault stripper clips.
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Old May 1, 2011, 05:58 AM   #9
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I have shot a deer with it probably twenty years ago before it was mine. Since it has passed to me I have not fired it, I think it will remain retired until my son owns it. I can say They do shoot quite nicely, the sites are very precise as well.
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