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Make: Springfield Armory
Model: 1892 Krag
Serial Number: 5763
Year of Manufacture: November, 1894 (see page 232 of The American Krag Rifle and Carbine by Joe Poyer)
Caliber: 30-40 Krag
Action Type: Bolt Action, Fed by Side Mounted Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “U.S. / 1894. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY. 5763”. The barrel band is marked “U”. The bottom of the grip is marked with a faded “circled P” proof. The left side of the stock, above the trigger, is marked with a boxed inspector’s cartouche “JSA / 1894” (J.S. Adams, see page 60 of The American Krag Rifle and Carbine by Joe Poyer).
Barrel Length: Approximately 30 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a pinned blade set atop a raised base. The rifle uses a Model 1892 rear sight (see page 154 of The American Krag Rifle and Carbine by Joe Poyer). The rear sight is an adjustable “U” notched escalator. The left side of the rear sight base is marked “300 400 500 600” for use with the escalator. The sight flips up to become a sight ladder marked from “7-19”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a straight grip, cut out for the bolt handle, finger grooves, nosecap with bayonet lug, hole for the included cleaning rod, stacking loop, 2 sling loops, barrel band, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate and nosecap show small scratches, light surface erosion, and a brown patina. The barrel band shows scratches, thinning, and discoloration from oxidation. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Many of these marks have been finished over. The grip shows a large repair. Pinheads and cracks are visible. The cracks on the sides of the grip flex slightly when pressure is applied. The LOP measures 13 ½ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Good overall condition as a refurbished antique.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is grey and the rifling is well defined. There is erosion throughout; more prominent in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of 4.
Overall Condition: This rifle has lost the majority of its finish to oxidation. The receiver and magazine have been refinished. A small amount of the blue finish remains. The barrel has been coated in lacquer. Surface erosion shows through the blue finish and the lacquer. The finish shows scrapes and discoloration. The screw heads show heavy use. The receiver markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good condition as refinished antique.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory Model 1892 Krag Rifle is a (bit) confusing but very interesting rifle. It is a Model 1892, but it is correctly marked “1894” on the receiver. According to page 254 of The American Krag Rifle and Carbine by Joe Poyer, Model 1892 receivers are marked “1894”. This 1892 Krag Rifle was made way back in November of 1894. It is 126 years old and has seen some use requiring the stock’s grip to be repaired. It still has nice markings on the receiver as well as an inspector’s cartouche on the stock. The bore is not the brightest but the rifle can still do plenty of work. Best of all this Model 1892 Krag is an antique so No FFL is required…unless you live in California.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable? (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT OF STATE RESIDENTS): This Antique rifle can be transferred in California but must be transferred through your local dealer or at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to you. For a gun to be classified Antique and be shipped direct, California requires that “the firearm use ammunition manufactured in or before 1898, for which ammunition is no longer manufactured in the United States and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.” Penal Code: 16170. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.