Model 1898 Krag Rifle

Model 1898 Krag Rifle
Model 1898 Krag Rifle
Title
Model 1898 Krag Rifle
Date 
1898-1903
Medium 
Wood, steel
Dimensions 
Overall: 48 7/8 in. ( 124.1 cm ) barrel length: 30 1/8 in. ( 76.5 cm ) Part (bayonet length): 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm)
Description 
Wood and steel rifle; stamped marks on receiver and barrel; steel knife bayonet with wood scale grips and stamped marks on both sides of ricasso; canvas rifle cover with stamped mark on inside.
Credit Line 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Object Number 
1951.411ab
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." stamped: bayonet: "US" (obverse side); and "1899" (reverse side)
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group