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I have a springfield armory model 1898 serial number is

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I have a springfield armory model 1898 serial number is ***** what year is it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Blue Book of Guns, Firearms Appraisals
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

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Based on that serial number, that should be a Model 1896 Krag rifle that was made in 1898. It should be marked "U.S. Model 1896" and "Springfield Armory." The oil-finished walnut stock should have an inspector's date of 1898. It has a 30 inch barrel and is chambered n 30-40 Krag. 62,000 were made from 1896 through 1898.

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Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

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