Before and After Photo Restoration
Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:23 PM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:05 PM
Here is a link to US insignia and uniforms (its a preview of a book) but might be useful:
Encyclopedia of United States Army ... - Google Book Search
BTW, have you filled out a SF-180 to get his military records??
Military Personnel Records, SF-180
“The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air, and you can't win a war if you haven't.” - General Jimmy Doolittle
Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:33 PM
Although it seems that I read that some of the US military shooting teams continued to use the Krag for some time after it was removed from standard issue. Don't quote me on that though.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:44 PM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:26 PM
I agree with Clint-that rifle looks like a Krag. I don't have mine here in Houston to compare it with. Also, mine is the Carbine version-this one looks like its a full-sized Krag.
Wasn’t the rifle a 30" barrel, and the carbine 22"?
The Krag CARBINE is the most prized piece. with M1896, M1898, and M1899 issue variants. Considering all Krag carbines together total about 5000 pieces, they are quite rare and quite valuable if you find a legitimate carbine. $2500 for a legit carbine in pristine condition is not unexpected. Some can be traced to Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders and their famous charge up San Juan Hill, thus bringing more value. MANY Krag "carbines" are cut down rifles, and determinig a fake from real is getting very, very, very difficult. The NRA converted many rifles to carbine setups for resale to the public in the 20's and 30's, as hunters prefered the shorter carbine length, and many were chopping up the rifles to begin with.
The .30 US/ 30-40 Krag. - Cabela's Talk Forums
pics of the two versions:
Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:30 PM
I've thought of working some of the recently posted historical site photos defaced with graffiti. With enough time, they should clean up reasonably well.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:30 PM
Nice job on your photo restoration!
"Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl." - Frederic II of Prussia
"In 9 months and 3 days of combat on the Continent the 949th FA Bn had fired 51,000 rounds of ammunition, approximately 2,550 tons." - Unit History
Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:53 AM
Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:37 AM
I will even go further and say that he joined somewhere in Kentucky Tennesee (ish)
There seems to be more information on the "Google" description than I was able to quickly ascertain from the site. At least it will get you in the right direction.
And yes that is a 30-40 Krag Jorgensen
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