I know very little about Krags but have a carbine that I acquired a number of years ago. I will assume that it is a "Bannerman" or NRA carbine made by cutting a rifle barrel down to 22-inches and installing a 1903 front sight. The rifle is in good mechanical condition but the stock has been sanded down to almost nothing and the handguard is missing.
I would like to make it into a carbine for display purposes by installing a more or less correct front sight, rear sight and putting it into a new stock. The receiver is marked "Model 1898".
I have a couple of questions regarding this project. First, what would be the correct rear sight and where can I find one along with a front sight. I would also need to find a carbine front band and a sling swivel bar. Second, where can a carbine stock be found? I purchased one from Boyds several years ago but the one they sent me was inlet for a rear sling swivel as a rifle stock would be. I called Boyds and explained that I wanted one that had not been inlet for swivel but they informed me that they could not supply one that way so I returned the one that they had sent. Do they now make their carbine stocks without this inlet?
I am not trying to make a "fake" carbine to fool anyone. I simply want it to help complete a display of cavalry carbines from the Civil War forward without it costing me an arm and a leg.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
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