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#328644 06/18/13 07:21 PM
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This is my first Krag, a friends love of them is infectious and Im looking forward to shooting it. Its not a professional job, but I would say it was a skilled amateur.













Ill need to get proper fitting screws...


The inletting looks machine done to me, I can see the swirl lines under the trigger guard and the rest is very flat and clean.


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Great looking rifle, I like that cheekpiece and the Niedner butt plate. What does the engraving say? Is the forend tip ebony, bakelite or horn?

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Indeed a nice Krag. I like the lines of it a lot. Can't wait to hear how it shoots.

Looks like ebony to me. Bakelite? Bakelite was (is) a laminated material consisting of cloth impregnated with resin. I don't know how it entered our lexicon as an alternate name for hard rubber used to make butt plates and pistol grips in days gone by. Bakelite (and its modern counterpart Garrolite) is still used in certain electrical constructs, and as such finds its way into my laboratory workshop.

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The tip is ebony. I had to scratch the inside to see if it was wood because it is polished so smooth I wondered myself what it was.

The only marking I found is on the inside of the trigger guard, it reads, "6-1-52 F.S.H.".

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Gary,

Have your tried to trace the ER Olson name?

Ken


Dodging lions and wasting time.....
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Checkering at least looks "professional" to me.

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I have not looked into the name. The seller told me this was his grandfather's rifle and the name on the side was a friend of his grandfathers. Ill email him and ask if he knows any more about Mr. Olson.

The checkering is straight but in some places its not quite finished out to the borders. In the photo of the barrel you can see where the forarm checkering stops before it makes it to the forward most tip of the outline.

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Compare it with the Stoeger Krags in old Shooters Bibles. Not all of them are alike, but yours looks like it could be one of the variation. Earlier Stoeger Peerless conversions used the wide Winchester style swivels (I forget the brand name) but later ones probably used lesser quality swivels like yours. Post a picture of your grip cap and I'll compare it to my Stoeger Krag. By the way, mine has a plain metal buttplate. The Neidner style was probably extra cost.

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Yeah, now I see that. Looks to me like a professional checkerer working to a price point, maybe on a stock production line. Used to see some of that on standard checkered factory guns like Savage 99s and Remingtons.

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Here is the grip cap,


The rear swivel,


And the inletting for the trigger guard,


There is no front swivel or barrel band, that is something it will be needing.


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