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MODEL 1892 KRAG RIFLE & CARBINE .30 CALIBER  BALL CARTRIDGES - FRANKFORD ARSENAL AND CIVILIAN CONTRACT PRODUCTION:  These US Army issued cartridges for the Model 1892-1903 Krag Rifle and Carbines are surprisingly relatively scarce on the market.  Far more so than the earlier .45-70 cartridges that preceded them and more difficult to find on the loose to display with your Krag or to fill a cartridge belt.  I have the following Krag cartridges available, each described below with accompanying photographs. 

 

No. 1  FRANKFORD ARSENAL MODEL 1892 .30 CALIBER RIFLE & CARBINE BALL CARTRIDGES DATED 1898 -VERY RARE EARLY PRODUCTION .30 KRAG CARTRIDGE:  Manufactured prior to, and during, the Spanish American War at the Frankford Arsenal in 1898, these relatively rare cartridges are headstamped with an "F" for Frankford Arsenal and the month and year of manufacture, and with the tin plating still intact, are in excellent condition.  These early Krag cartridges were prone to corrosion due to a reaction between the metallurgy of the bullet and the cartridge case, and the exposure to the powder, which in turn caused the thin neck of many of the surviving SAW era cartridges to split.  The limited number of surviving cartridges have become relatively rare on the market.  I have a small quantity of these just obtained from an old collection.  (0620) $35

 

No. 2  FRANKFORD ARSENAL MODEL 1892 .30 CALIBER RIFLE & CARBINE BALL CARTRIDGE DATED 1903 - SCARCE EARLY PRODUCTION .30 KRAG CARTRIDGES:  Manufactured at the end of the service life of the Krag Rifles and Carbines in the regular army, and immediately prior to the adoption of the Model 1903 Springfield Rifle, this cartridge represents one of the last runs of Krag cartridges produced at the Frankford Arsenal.  These scarce cartridges are legibly headstamped with an "F A" for Frankford Arsenal and the month and year of manufacture - 04 for 1904.  These are in excellent condition.  (0337) $25

I have one FA .30-40 Krag Cartridge date 6-03 for June of 1903.  (0620)  $30

 

No. 3 WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Co. CONTRACT  MODEL 1892 .30 CALIBER RIFLE & CARBINE BALL CARTRIDGE:  Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. under contract to the US Army, these cartridges were produced with the full metal jacketed bullets to meet the military standard of the time. Very clean specimens with fully legible headstamps, these cartridges are in excellent condition. I have a few of these and they would make a good addition to your looped cartridge belts to display with your Krag Carbine or Rifle.  (0621)  $15

 

No. 4  REMINGTON 1917 CONTRACT MODEL 1892 .30 CALIBER RIFLE & CARBINE BALL CARTRIDGE:  Manufactured as the United States entered World War One, by the Remington Ammunition Company under contract to the US Army, these cartridges was produced with the full metal jacketed bullets to meet the military standard of the time.  These cartridges were issued with the Krag Carbines and Rifles provided to guards stationed at the arsenals, war production plants, sea ports and on the beaches.  These early Krag cartridges were prone to corrosion due to a reaction between the metallurgy of the bullet and the cartridge case, and the exposure to the powder, which in turn caused the thin neck of many of the cartridges to split.  Such is the case with this cartridge, but the bullet is still firmly seated and the cartridge case is full form with a legible headstamp and a Remington "R" stamped primer.  (0622) $15

 

No. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Co. CONTRACT  MODEL 1892 .30 CALIBER RIFLE & CARBINE BALL CARTRIDGE - DATED 1907:  Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. under contract to the US Army, this cartridge was produced with the full metal jacketed bullets to meet the military standard of the time. A very clean specimen with fully legible headstamps - "W.R.A. CO. 7 07" indicating it was produced by Winchester in July of 1907.  A nice cartridge in excellent condition. SOLD

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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