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!