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i am tired of doing searches on the web-can someone direct me to info on an 1898 springfield rifle serial # 267_ _ _ , a friend dropped off one exactly like in this photo--he wants to know how to open box on the side- how to get bolt out (it has a peep sight over top of bolt,which appears to be in the way) - and what year mfg ? he says its a 30-06 but all i see is 30-40 krag on gunbroker?? ---- where do i go for info?-- wally riebesell - 660-744-4115 cst



 

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I have had a gun like this for over forty years. It is a 30-40 Krag. To open the box, just flip it side ways. To take out the bolt you have to slide the strap on top of the bolt side ways as you open the bolt handle up. To take the bolt out it takes a little practice.
 

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so- there were no 30-06's made? this was his fathers and he thinks that was the caliber! i have looked hard and see no markings on the metal --thanks wally
 

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one more thing-- whats the round spring loaded door for ,in the butt plate?
 

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i looked at gunbroker- guns america - guns international and all listed were 30-40 krag - where can i find year of mfg?
 

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thanks for all the info- happy thanksgiving to all--wally riebesell
 

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If I remember right a preliminary quick test was to check and see if the bottom of 30-06 case would chamber and then extract and eject then it had been converted. If it would not and you had to tip the gun up for the shell to slide out of the chamber it had not been converted. The reason being the 30-40 was a rimmed cartridge where the 06 was rimless. memories are like everything else the older they get the dimmer they get. Mike
 
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