SOLD FOR: $2900
Make: Norwegian. Supervised by occupying German forces during WWII.
Model: Stomperud Krag. This is a commercial variation of the Stomperud Krag made up of parts that were produced under the supervision of occupying German forces during WWII or left over from prior production runs. True Stomperud Krags are “Shortened Krags” that were modified to conform to German K98 specifications. They were produced with a shorter barrel.
Serial Number: 464
Year of Manufacture: 1943
Action Type: Bolt Action, Fed by Side Mounted Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked “NA 1943-464”, with 2 German Waffenamts and with an “eagle / swastika”. The top of the bolt handle, bottom of the rear sight and top of the rear sight base are each marked with a German Waffenamt and the last 2 digits of the serial number. The rear of the bolt assembly is marked with the last 2 digits of the serial number (twice) and with an “eagle / swastika”. The buttplate is marked with the serial number. The left side of the front sight is marked “NORWEY” (not a typo). The left side of the stock is marked with the serial number and the right side is marked with a Waffenampt, just ahead of the magazine.
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 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 freckling of surface erosion. The wood shows scrapes, scratches, and compression marks. The handguard shows a small crack at the rear of the rear sight. The crack does not flex. The LOP measures 14 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The grooves are light gray. The rifling is deep. There is erosion in the grooves and at the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes and scratches. The most prominent are on the top of the barrel. The trigger guard shows thinning. The top of the barrel and the trigger guard show discoloration from oxidation. The screw heads show substantial use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The safety is stuck in the “FIRE” position. We did not try to force it.
The action functions otherwise. 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 / N@zi Stomperud Krag is a commercial variation of the Stomperud made up of leftover parts produced during German occupation during WWII or left over from prior production runs. True Stomperud Krags are “Shortened Krags” that were modified to conform to German K98 specifications. They were produced with a shorter barrel. This commercial Stomperud uses German marked parts and a left over 30 inch barrel. Good luck.