SOLD FOR: $2525
Make: Krag-Jorgensen made at the Kongsberg Arsenal in Norway
Model: 1912 Carbine
Serial Number: 9050
Year of Manufacture: 1916
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 “1916”. The left side of the receiver is marked with a “crowned” 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, underside of the wood sight and the buttplate are each marked with the serial number. The magazine cutoff is marked “AA” and “S”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall inverted “V” 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, thinning and discoloration. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. Several have damaged small areas of the surface wood. 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 overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are gray. The rifling is deep. There is erosion in the bore. It is more prominent in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its current metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scrapes, scuffs and small scratches. The finish shows thinning and discoloration from what appears to be solvent. The screw heads show light 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 1916. It has nice markings on the metal parts including the Kongsberg Arsenal “crowned K” and matching part numbers on several of the parts. It is in pretty good shape for a Military Rifle that is over 100 years old. The Model 1912 Krag is chambered in 6.5x55mm which is a flat shooting Military cartridge. The N@zi’s destroyed many of the Norwegian Krags during their WWII 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.