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Looking at the Stevens Little Krag rifle

The little Krag rifle made by Stevens gun company is a 22 caliber boys rifle. The Krag name was chosen because the Spanish American war was still in the recent memory  of most Americans.  It is a simply design single shot rifle that came out in March of 1904. The rifle came with a standard 20″ round barrel and oil walnut stock. For a short time there was a scope that was available, it however was dropped after being made for only one year. By 191o the rifle has run it’s course and was discontinued.

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Close up of the receiver in the stock.

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Out of the stock.

The barrel is a slip fit that is held in with a screw on the bottom of the receiver with a screw.

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DSC_8031cAs you can see from the pictures this is a very basic receiver.

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The bolt as well is very simple in design and function. The bolt handle is what keeps the action closed when the rifle is fired.

DSC_8037csThere is an  interesting design  with this rifle. It is the design of the extractor. It is a spring loaded design. Here are a few pictures of the spring and extractor set up.

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IMG_0692sAs you extract the cartridge out of the chamber the extractor springs forward to all another cartridge to be fed into the rifle.

This is a video of its operation.

Quite often I am e-mailed about I am interested in making my own rifle but I don’t have the experience or the tools. This rifle can be made with a very little experience and tooling. There is no or minimal heat treating involved with this design and steel selection could be basic scrap steel.

1 comment to Looking at the Stevens Little Krag rifle

  • Jeremy roamer

    Have a little krag without any of the extractor parts any idea where I could buy it thanks so much your videos are great very informational

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