Sold For: $1,025.00
Make: Krag-Jorgensen made by Haerens Tojus of Denmark
Serial Number: 87987
Year of Manufacture: 1914 Date on Receiver
Caliber: 8x58R (8x58mm Rimmed)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Side Mounted Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The left side of the receiver is marked “HAERENS TOJHUS. 1914. / M.89.”. The top of the barrel shank is marked “B / crown / 17 / crown”. The left side of the receiver, left side of the barrel shank, underside of the bayonet lug, the right side of the bolt assembly (under the extractor) and the bottom of the buttstock are each marked with the serial number. The rear of the bolt body is marked with the last 3 digits of the serial number in two places. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “25”. The marking disk on the right side of the buttstock is marked “8R / 2280”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 32 1/2 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post atop a small raised base. The rear sight is a “V” notched blade attached to an escalator assembly marked from “2-20” in increments of 2.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a straight grip, stacking loop, 2 barrel bands, two sling loops and a metal buttplate. The buttplate and stock hardware show scrapes, discoloration from oxidation, and light surface erosion. The grip shows a large repair from a break. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. The wood shows a few filled surface repairs. The LOP measures 13 1/2 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition as refurbished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are light gray. The rifling is deep. There is erosion at the muzzle and in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 15% of its metal finish. The metal has lost most of its finish. It shows scratches, tool marks, discoloration from oxidation and a few areas of light surface erosion. The screw heads show use. The receiver markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good to Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Krag-Jorgensen was made back in 1914 by Haerens Tojus of Denmark. The rifle is well over 100 years old and still has deep markings on the metal and a good bore. It will add to your Krag collection. Good luck.