Finally made it to the range yesterday, and got to shoot the 30-40 Krag carbine, and I was not disappointed. Very pleasant to shoot, semilar recoil to a 7x57, which I also had along. I was shooting Remington factory 180 gr PSP's. Fairly accurate, typical two stage military trigger of the time, but it broke clean and consistant. The carbine is light and handles nice, only drawback is no windage adjustment on either sight. Mine was shooting about 3"-4" left. The origins of this carbine still have me confused. After some research, the serial number has the date of manufacture as June of 1899. But the serial number is not in the carbine sequnce of numbers. It also has an 1892 rifle handguard and barrel band with a sling loop, with not rear swivel. The rear sight is foran 1896 which is correct for a carbine, but because of the handguard, the location of the rear sight had to be move 1/2" forward, since there are extra screw holes. The stock hs a 1901 dated cartouch indicating an upgrade. I figure it's a FrankenKrag, refurbished with various parts available at a later date.
Also had along the Remington 552 .22 auto and the 572 pump. I loaded them both with a mixture us shorts, longs, and long rifles, and both functioned flawlessly, just as advertised.
Krag group at 50 yards.
Me on the range