Norway Krag-Jorgensen 1912 Carbine 6.5×55 Bolt Action Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $1324

LSB#: 220316CA120

Make: Kongsberg Arsenal, Norway

Model: Krag-Jorgensen Model 1912 Carbine

Serial Number: 26286

Year of Manufacture: 1924

Caliber: 6.5x55mm

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 “1924”. 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 is marked with the serial number. The wood below the receiver’s serial number, left side of the trigger guard (at the wood line), bolt assembly, barrel band, and the buttplate are each marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number. The underside of the rear sight is marked with the last 3 digits of the serial number in 2 places. The top of the rear sight base is marked “D”. The magazine cutoff is marked “AA” and “S”.

Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall 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 point, sling point under the butt, reinforcing screw in the butt, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows small scratches, discoloration and surface erosion. The nosecap and large barrel band show scrapes, discoloration, and thinning. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. The bottom of the forearm & butt show empty screw holes. The wood has been oiled. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild.

Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is deep. There is erosion throughout; more prominent in the grooves.

Overall Condition: The receiver and magazine have been treated with cold blue. This rifle retains about 90% of its current metal finish. The barrel and trigger guard shows thinning, discoloration from oxidation and a freckling of surface erosion. The receiver and magazine show scrapes & discoloration. The screw heads show heavy use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus 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 Krag-Jorgensen Model 1912 Carbine was made at the Kongsberg Arsenal back in 1924. It has nice markings on the metal parts including the Kongsberg Arsenal “crowned K” which is stamped on the top of the receiver. It is in pretty good shape for a Military Rifle that is almost 100 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 wood.
The ’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. Good luck.

Norway Krag-Jorgensen 1912 Carbine 6.5x55 Bolt Action Rifle C&R
Norway Krag-Jorgensen 1912 Carbine 6.5×55 Bolt Action Rifle C&R