Whilst not Corregidor-centric, I figured you guys would be the best to ask this inquiry about the Philippine Krag.
Several thousands of Krags were modified here in the Manila Arsenal to adapt the "bolo" bayonet. Is there anyone here who has info on this particular rifle? Any chance that serial numbers can be secured and if so where? If not, any leads where such records are kept and if it is possible to see them?
Will email you full article in PDF offline. Here is some info for our members on the Constabulary Krag:
The Philippine Constrabulary when it was formed started out with weapons like the Remington single barrel shotguns, .45 trapdoor Springfield, and other 2nd hand weapons left behind or captured from the Spaniards. seeing the potential of the Constabulary troops as able peacekeepers and efficient in quelling uprisings. In 1906, Brig-Gen Henry T. Allen proposed a standard rifle to equip the constables. The standard 30-inch long krag Rifle was considered to be too long and heavy for the small statured local troops.
Allen requested the War Department to purchase 5,000 modified Krags what were to be assembled with cut-down rifle stocks and were capable of accomodating the standard Krag bayonet. By 1903, the Springfield Model 1903 was becoming the standard US Infantry Rifle and there were a lot of surplus Krags. The final price for each Krag rifle was USD 6.00 and by 1906, the new rifles arrived to equip the constables.
The rifles were still in use up to 1917. US officers serving with the Philippine Constabulary even bought their own personal "Philippine Krags' but with were said to sign a sworn statement that they should sell them back to the Constabulary or to another Constabulary officer should the leave the service.
All Springield made Constabulary Krags had a distinct inspector cartouche marked "JFC" as shown in the photo. There some modifications of the rifle that were done in other arsenals as well as in the Manila arsenal.
Notice that the Constabulay Krags were as the same lenght as its carbine equivalent. It was referred to be more of a carbine than a rifle.
Some modifications included it to be fitted with a bolo bayonet as used by Moro soldiers with the PC.
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2010 18:38:22 GMT 8 by batteryboy
Post by rickthelibrarian on Aug 4, 2011 21:32:19 GMT 8
The two Moro Philippine Scouts are carrying M1903s, not Krags.
The so-called Philippine Constabulary rifles were mainly made from M1899 Krag carbines. Nearly all of them were lost or destroyed in the Philippines. Virtually all the so-called "Philippine Constabulary" Krags offered for sale or on displayed are so-called "school guns", and not from the Philippines.
batteryboy: beirutvet: - yes am back and was just there for a day. Not much photos, I took only a few of things and places that I haven't documented that much before. Is there anything that I can help you out with?
Apr 25, 2015 22:06:54 GMT 8
beirutvet: No sir, nothing I need, thank you though. I just love seeing photos of my favorite island. Anything new/out of the ordinary there? ownership/stewardship should of changed hands by now, correct? How is the place fairing? Interested in your observations
Apr 26, 2015 3:03:51 GMT 8
batteryboy: Place is the same, run by same management. Some areas cleaned, some areas like going Wheeler and Cheney a little overgrown but passable except for some fallen trees. Monkeys are near the hotel now.
Apr 26, 2015 8:58:27 GMT 8
batteryboy: Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets where in the island a while I was there. They came in via an LCM escorted by two destroyer escorts from the Philippine Navy.
Apr 26, 2015 9:01:45 GMT 8
batteryboy: Talked to the Phil Coast Guard about the 75mm ex-caliber gun they found years ago and explained to them what it was.
Apr 26, 2015 9:02:34 GMT 8
batteryboy: Thinking of doing a 155mm GPF in Panama Mount in 1/35 scale.
May 15, 2015 13:23:20 GMT 8
1Pinoy: I am very glad that there is a written material about Sternberg US Army Hospital. I was fortunate to be born in that hospital on July 22, 1933, and still living today in America! Dad took the whole family to US on Aug. 1950 to Camp Campbell, KY.
May 15, 2015 21:02:00 GMT 8
ssdoyle1: my brother was James Charles (J.C.) Steele, P-47 Thunderbolt pilot, 39th Fighter Sq, 35th Fighter group, U.S. Army Air Corps.
May 25, 2015 22:40:44 GMT 8
Val: This must have been before March 10, 1945, or shortly thereafter, as there was an order that day by the Americans to switch the sides of the street for all the road vehicles. Up to that point, the roads were driven on the LHS, as shown in the above photo.
May 28, 2015 2:41:08 GMT 8
mguns: Hello All. My name is MGySgt Michael H. Gardner USMC Retired. I am trying to research some of the history on my uncle. Robert "Nick" Showalter. I know he was a POW from about 1941 ? to the liberation in Japan. He was in the same camp as Alf Larson.
May 29, 2015 21:14:59 GMT 8
mguns: I know he was in the 59th CAC Battery G I think.
May 29, 2015 21:15:43 GMT 8
mguns: He is shown in the camp picture with Alf Larson. I have a copy of the POW sheet they completed but not much more. Not sure if he was with Mr. Larson the whole time.
May 29, 2015 21:17:51 GMT 8
mguns: Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Trying to pass the history to my grandkids
May 29, 2015 21:19:06 GMT 8
beirutvet: mguns, check your personal messages on this site.
May 31, 2015 7:48:09 GMT 8
fortman: OK, let's try again: I came across a photo on another site of a coastal battery taken by the USAAF during an attack on the Manila Bay forts in 1945. How do I copy it to this forum?
May 31, 2015 14:19:26 GMT 8
mrgaerlan: Feb 1, 2015 at 1:59pm[br]Quote[br]Post Options[br]Post by Karl Welteke on Feb 1, 2015 at 1:59pm[br]THE BATAAN MEMORIAL CEMETERY IS ACTUAL ON THE MAP![br]?http://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/1763/bataan-memorial-cemetery#ixzz3boIFbqWv
Jun 1, 2015 19:47:43 GMT 8
mrgaerlan: What is source/reference of this map?
Jun 1, 2015 19:48:34 GMT 8
oop: the all steel church a few meters away is not San Augustine but San Sebastian Church
Jun 2, 2015 13:19:53 GMT 8