Re: Springfield Model 1896
Looks like it could be a (very nice) original carbine length gun; you may want to do some research on this one and verify it's history a bit more. The Krag is a very smooth action and is wonderful to shoot. They were sold by the DCM (CMP now) and many rifles were altered to carbine length either by armories or individuals; quite a few were sportered by the owners; as a result there are less original carbines and untouched rifles than ever.
An original carbine would command a premium from a collector point of view; do a little digging.