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My one and only Krag is a cut-down rifle (Model 1898; S/N 221225) that was purchased by my grandfather sometime in the 30's or 40's. My Dad has told me that grandpa did all the mod work on it (he was a part-time gunsmith and armorer while in the Army). While it has no collectable value, the intrinsic value to me is great. The barrel was cut to 24", handgaurd removed and the stock was chopped and checkered (this in the day when money was tight and a Krag was a cheap hunting rifle). The rifle is in great shape considering its 108 year age. Its a great shooter with 185 gr cast bullets over SR-4759. I purchased one of the old Redfield "no drill" aperture sights for it and it works great!
 

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I found this picture on the Krag Jouster forum a while back. It shows Doughboys overseas (supposedly) with stacked Krag rifles. The person who originally posted this stated that a caption with the photo claimed this was part of the 1st Infantry Division on review in London. I tried contacting the original poster with no luck.

I suspect this is a support group (supply company or something) as they are armed with Krags and the canteens are SAW era. I doubt its a front-line unit.

I would really appreciate if anyone has seen this photo before, or might know where it originally came from (book, etc.). The man 6th from the right looks a lot like my G-Grandfather -- he served in a supply company in France during WW1. (We have quite a few family pic's of him during his time in the army.) I know its improbable, but I'd like to run this to ground.
 

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I recently purchased Cranfield's WW1 infantry weapons book thinking maybe this picture had come from there. Its a good book from a lot of aspects. Lots of good photos!

We noticed too that these men appeared older and thought they may be a guard unit or something. My G-grandfather would have been 31 at the time of his service in France. I've written the National Records office to try and get his service record, but apparently, his was probably one of those destroyed in the fire they had during the early 1970s.
 

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Looks like a "Bannerman Special" re-barreled with a 1903 barrel. Many Krag rifles ended up this way. It should make a good shooter! When I say "Bannerman", it could have come from Stokes, Bannerman or any other gunsmith of the era. It looks like the stock was nicely done and not a hack job. Is there a cartouche on the left side?
 
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