Sold for: $3,136
Make: Kongsberg Arsenal, Norway
Model: Krag-Jorgensen Model 1912 Carbine
Serial Number: 4758
Year of Manufacture: 1915
Action Type: Bolt Action, Fed by Side Mounted Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked with the Kongsberg Arsenal mark “crown / K” and “1915”. The left side of the receiver is marked with a “crown / 7” stamping and with a small Norwegian stamping. The left side of the receiver, the wood below it, the left side of the trigger guard (at the wood line), and the buttplate are each marked with the serial number “4758”. The bolt assembly is marked with the serial number “4758” in three separate spots. The underside of the rear sight (twice) and the left side of the barrel band are marked with the serial number “4758”. The top of the rear sight base is marked “D”. The magazine cutoff is marked “AA” and “S”. The left side of the stock is marked with 2 faded “crowned letter” stampings; one above the serial number and one below it.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” bladed post atop a small base. The rear sight is a “U” notched blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly. It is marked from “1 – 21” in increments of 2 and “2200” at the top. The rear sight blade is notched with a “U” on the bottom as well. The rear sight is equipped to flip completely over onto a waiting stud to serve as a short range battle sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, cut out for the bolt handle, scallop for the magazine cutoff, finger grooves, nosecap with bayonet lug, hole for the included cleaning rod, large reinforcing barrel band with sling point, barrel band with sling loop, sling point under the butt, reinforcing screw in the butt, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scratches and surface erosion. The nosecap and large barrel band show scrapes, discoloration, and light surface erosion. The top of the handguard shows a hairline crack just ahead of the rear sight. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Several have damaged or removed small portions of surface wood. The LOP measures 13 ½ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Good to Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are grey, the grooves are dark, and the rifling is deep. There is erosion throughout, heavier in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish, as refinished. Oxidation and surface erosion show through the new finish on the receiver & magazine. The receiver & magazine also scrapes & oxidation. The front of the barrel & trigger guard show scratches, thinning, discoloration from oxidation, and a small amount of light surface erosion. The bolt assembly shows discoloration from oxidation. The screw heads show heavy use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition as refinished.
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 Norwegian Krag-Jorgensen Model 1912 Carbine was made at the Kongsberg Arsenal back in 1915. It has matching numbers on several of the parts and the Kongsberg Arsenal “crowned K” is stamped deeply on the top of the receiver. It is in nice shape for a Military Rifle that is 105 years old. The Model 1912 Krag is chambered in 6.5x55mm which is a flat shooting Military cartridge. This Krag Carbine has a good bore and nice markings on the metal.
The Nazi’s destroyed many of the Norwegian Krags during their occupation of Norway so there aren’t that many of these Norwegian Krags around. For more information on the specific upgrades see pages 142 & 143 of Lt. Col. William S. Brophy’s Book, The Krag Rifle.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable? (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R rifle can be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.