Norwegian Krag-Jorgensen 1912/16 Matching 6.5×55 Bolt Action Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $2,532

LSB#: 240411TJ003

Make: Krag-Jorgensen made at the Kongsberg Arsenal in Norway

Model:  1912/16. A Model 1912 with 1916 updates.

Serial Number: 12877

Year of Manufacture: 1916

Caliber: 6.5x55mm

Action Type: Bolt Action, Fed by Side Mounted Magazine

Barrel Length: 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.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece smooth wood with a pistol grip, cut out for the bolt handle, scallop for the magazine cutoff, finger grooves, nose cap 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 wood shows numerous scratches, and compression marks. Many 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 buttplate shows light surface erosion and wear. The stock hardware shows oxidation and wear. The stocks rate in about Good to Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The grooves are dark. The rifling is deep with dull edges. There is erosion in the bore, mostly in the grooves.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 6.5 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its current metal finish. The receiver and magazine have been treated with cold blue. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches, areas of discoloration from oxidation, and a few small spots of light surface erosion. The screw heads show use. The metal markings are deep. The stock markings are faded. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action Does function correctly. This firearm has not been tested, these are used items. While we have performed a mechanical function check and noted any discrepancies we cannot guarantee the suitability of this firearm.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This Norwegian Krag-Jorgensen Model 1912/16 was made at the Kongsberg Arsenal back in 1916. It is marked with the Kongsberg Arsenal “crowned K” on the top of the receiver. The rifle has other good markings that include matching numbers on the receiver, stock (below the receiver’s serial number), left side of the trigger guard (at the wood line), bolt assembly (3 places), barrel band, underside of the rear sight (twice), interior of the magazine, and on the buttplate. There is no visible import mark.
This Model 1912/16 is over 100 years old and is in Very Good condition. Model 1912 Krags are 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.

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