SOLD FOR: $2685
Make: Kongsberg Arsenal, Norway
Model: 1894 Krag-Jorgensen Infantry Rifle
Serial Number: 137801
Year of Manufacture: 1919
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 “1919”. The left side of the receiver is marked with a “crowned letter”, the serial number and a small stamping. The wood below the left side of the receiver and the buttplate are each marked with the serial number. The bolt assembly is marked with the last 3 digits of the serial number in three separate areas. The underside of the rear sight (twice) and the left side of both barrel bands are marked with the last 3 digits of the serial number. The top of the rear sight base is marked “D”. The magazine cutoff is marked “AA” and “S”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 30 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set atop a raised 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.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The forearm has been “duffle cut”. The front of the forearm stays in place unless pressure is applied to move it forward. The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, cut out for the bolt handle, scallop for the magazine cutoff, finger grooves, 2 barrel bands, hole for the included cleaning rod, 2 sling points and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The buttplate shows scratches and a discoloration from oxidation. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Several have damaged or removed small portions of surface wood. Most of these marks have been oiled. The LOP measures 14 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: Original
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is light erosion at the muzzle. There is fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: The metal has been treated with cold blue. This rifle retains about 90% of its current metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches, and areas of discoloration. The trigger guard shows discoloration from oxidation and light surface erosion. The bolt assembly shows discoloration from oxidation. The screw heads show use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
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 Model 1894 Krag-Jorgensen Infantry Rifle was made at the Kongsberg Arsenal back in 1919. The rifle is in great shape for being over 100 years old. The wood has been oiled and the metal has been treated with cold blue. The rifle has lots of clear marking including matching part numbers and crowns. This Norwegian Krag will add nicely to a Military collection. Good luck.