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30-40 Craig Rifle
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Gene SC    Posted 12-01-2003 at 14:54:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Read your post below.
Mine is a Springfield Armory model 1896
5-shot (I think) loads from side below bolt.
Bolt action, Monte Carlo full length stock
in Great condition. shoots great, havent shot
in several years,( ammo is scarce and expensive)
They are great guns. NOT FOR SALE

dmickey    Posted 11-16-2004 at 19:25:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is not that hard to reload for the .30-40. I used to have one that had been sporterized. It was one of the first two calibers that I reloaded for.

Gary    Posted 02-02-2009 at 05:09:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 30 40 craig,and want to know what is worth

Henry Wright    Posted 02-26-2004 at 14:33:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone give me some info on a 30-40 Craig, U.S. Spring Field Armorey 1894, No. 13, bolt action side case where shells go in? Rifle is for sale.

Jack    Posted 02-20-2009 at 14:43:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi, have you still got the 30-40 kraig?

robin    Posted 02-17-2004 at 19:28:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
do you have the history on the craig rifles? would be very interested as i am a craig

Cody Leichliter    Posted 02-01-2004 at 11:17:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I is a awsome gun . I shot one before.

TimV: link for ammo    Posted 12-01-2003 at 19:44:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gene: Ammo for the Krag isn't all that hard to come by--the site below has it for $23.11/box (20 shells). I've done business with them before, and they're great to deal with--very knowledgable about the older rifles.

deadcarp    Posted 12-01-2003 at 17:26:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
dad had a 30-40 krag carbine which i guess the mounties used - i liked that gun - pop open the shelf and pour in a handful of shells, snap it shut and blaze away - great for long shots across meadows and such. every fall when he'd see a formation of geese fly over he'd say go get the krag and 1 shell. he'd flip up the leaf sight and try to estimate lead - well of course he never came close - then one year one came spiraling down right in the yard! i don't know who was more surprised - him or the goose! we had a thanksgiving goose. :)

Gene SC    Posted 12-01-2003 at 17:46:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did his have the adjustable elevation rear sight??
those things would be awsome if you knew how
to use them (or the money for ammo to learn)LOL

deadcarp    Posted 12-01-2003 at 18:36:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup - the rear sight had a slotted flip-up with adjustable(sliding) notch with a set screw - musta stood 3 inches above the barrel - i can't imagine shooting at anything in the next township. he had a bag of tracers too - we'd shoot them on holiday nites. course if the sun & gun's slanted just right, you can watch 22 ammo arch thru the air too. sides of the lead shine. and did you ever try popping 2 balloons with 1 bullet? it's pretty easy - stand up an axe and just hit the edge of the blade with a lead bullet :)

Art Giles    Posted 05-23-2004 at 16:07:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]

My grand father use to do that with a 50cal Blackpowder Rifle.That was all he used back in 1940.He had his dads Rifle i think it was made in about 1851. I'm a very young man 81 and runing a mile a day.And on a horse every morning for three to five hours.NWMP carried the Craig.

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