Springfield Model 1899, 30-40 Krag, 30”BBL

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Description: The Model 1899 Krag Carbine, which was manufactured until 1902, was the final variant of the Krag-Jorgensen rifle to be manufactured by the U.S. Armory at Springfield. Approximately 36,000 were produced before production was halted due to the adoption of the Mauser-patterned Model 1903 Springfield rifles.

Named for its inventors, Norwegian Royal Artillery officer Ole Hermann Johannes Krag and civilian Erik Jorgensen, the Krag-Jorgensen rifle was the first small-caliber smokeless power repeating long arm to be adopted by the U.S. Army. This rifle also marked the beginning of the change from large-caliber/low muzzle velocity ammunition to smaller caliber/higher energy rounds for military applications, and the demise of the Springfield socket-style bayonet, which was finally replaced by a knife-style blade. Although invented in Norway, the U.S. version was patterned after the Model 1889 rifle which was then the standard infantry arm of Denmark. The Norwegian government did not adopt this design for its military forces until 1894. Some of these rifles continued in service with Norway's armed forces through the Second World War, long after they had been replaced elsewhere. The U.S. Army held a series of trials beginning in 1878 in hopes of finding a suitable magazine rifle that would replace the single-shot .45-70 caliber Trap Door rifles and carbines that had entered service shortly after the Civil War. Fifty-three different models that were tested and rejected before the Army's 1892 adoption of the Krag-Jorgensen. Aside from its superiority in ordnance tests, the Krag, as it is commonly known, was extremely reliable and could easily be field-stripped and re-assembled without the need for tools. Despite its success during initial field trials, American armsmakers opposed the selection of a foreign design and successfully agitated for a second round of tests against American-made magazine arms, including the Remington-Lee, the Chaffee-Reese, and the Hotchkiss Bolt Action Rifles. Once again, the Krag emerged as the winner.

The U.S. government purchased manufacturing rights for the new rifle, then set about improving the original Danish model to produce a nearly-perfect military arm. Aside from the original U.S. Model 1892 Rifle and Carbine, subsequent modifications yielded the Model 1896 Rifle, Cadet Rifle, and Carbine, the Model 1898 Rifle, Carbine, and .22 caliber Gallery Practice Rifle, the Model 1899 Carbine, and Model 1899 Philippine Constabulary Carbine, with additional variants appearing within these primary model classifications. Chambered for the jacketed 220-grain .30-40 caliber (.30 Army) cartridge, the Krag-Jorgensen design utilized a five-shot box magazine that was loaded via a large bottom-hinged loading gate located on the right side of the receiver. In addition, the Krag featured a magazine cut-off that allowed it to function as a single-shot arm, with the magazine's ammunition supply kept in reserve.


The barrel has a smooth gray patina. The trigger guard retains 5% original blue finish. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth mottled gray patina with strong original blue finish in the protected areas of the left side plate. The stock wood is very fine and may have been refinished with a few overall scattered minor dings. The markings are clear a very rare representative example of an 1899 Krag rifle.

Caliber: ....................... ".30 U.S." or ".30 Government" ................................. more common designation ".30-40" (denoting .30 caliber backed with 40 grains of smokeless powder) Rifling & Twist: ............. 4 Groove, Enfield, Right Hand Twist, 1 turn in 10" Barrel Length: .............. 30 in. (762mm) Overall Length: ............ 49.25 in. (1250.95mm) Weight: ....................... 9.12 lbs. (4.71kg) Magazine Capacity: ...... 5 rounds Magazine Type ............. Side loading box

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: .30-40 Krag
Location: RI

Trades Accepted: We do not take trades.

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Shipping Notes: Flint Armament will not be held responsible for any items refused by your FFL. It is up to you to contact your chosen FFL to inquire about the transfer of the items you are ordering prior to placing your order. If you order a firearm that normally comes with a mag that is not allowed in your state due to hi capacity for example, your firearm will be shipped without the mag and with no adjustment nor discount to the price of the firearm.

Item #: 974493267
SKU: 1899
Stock No.: RC-288965
Seller Since: Mar. 2014
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Woonsocket
State: RI
(Price reflects 3% cash discount.)

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