Model 1898 Krag Rifle

Object Number: 
1951.411a
Date: 
1898-1903
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 48 7/8 in. ( 124.1 cm ) Barrel length: 30 1/8 in. ( 76.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: receiver: "U.S./MODEL 1898/SPRINGFIELD ARMORY/239935" stamped: barrel: "REMINGTON ARMS CO./ILION, N.Y. U.S.A." stamped: canvas cover: "WARD-STILSON/JUNE.." and "L.M.H. INSP./ORD DEPT U.S.A."
Description: 
Wood and steel rifle; stamped marks on receiver and barrel; its steel knife bayonet (1951.411b) with wood scale grips and stamped marks on both sides of ricasso; canvas rifle cover with stamped mark on inside.
Gallery Label: 
Designed after the official military rifle of Denmark, the Krag was the standard rifle used by U.S. forces during the Spanish-American War and through the turn of the century, until the development of the Model 1903 Springfield rifle. According to accession records, this rifle was used by members of the 7th Regiment from 1903 through 1908.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group