Picked up my first Krag
I picked up my first Krag, it is a rifle, 397,xxx range, the stock was lightly sanded by the previous owner, it has a sherif "P" and no cartouche. The previous owner had owned the rifle since he was a teenager, his grandfather gave it to him for a deer rifle. He was about 80 when he sold it. The bore is bright, the metal has a bit of patina, barrel mostly blue, a couple of the screws are bunged up.
On a neat note, it had one section of the three piece cleaning rod in the stock, the patch section. Any ideas about finding the other two?
The gun has oil varnish and flecks from someone rolling paint in the closet it was stored. It sat for at least twenty years before he sold it, no kids wanted it for some sad reason.
I'll post a few pics when the cleaning is done. Overall it is a good looking gun. I'm pretty pleased, my wife could care less,,,,,,,,,,,,,,haha.