Swedish Mauser Model 1896 6.5×55 + Target Sights Carls Gustafs

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Carls Gustafs Swedish Mauser Model 1896 Long Rifle
6.5×55 Swede
All Matching Serial Numbers – Beside Cleaning Rod
1918 Manufacture
Excellent Condition 

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Carls Gustafs Swedish Mauser Model 1896 Long Rifle
6.5×55 Swede
All Matching Serial Numbers – Beside Cleaning Rod
1918 Manufacture
Excellent Condition 

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 5 × 5 in

History

Swedish Mauser Model 1896 Long Rifle: The M96 is a famous and sought-after Mauser rifle among the family of Swedish Mausers. These rifles were derived from the early Mauser 1893 but utilized the 6.5×55 Swedish cartridge. The production for Swedish Mausers began in 1898 at Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori in Eskillstuna, Sweden. The Model 1896 rifle was adopted in 1896 for infantry use to replace Remington’s model 1867-1889 rolling block in 8x58mmR Danish Krag. The Swedish production under license from Mauser began in 1898 and additional rifles were manufactured by Mauser in 1899 and 1900 tue to a delay they had in shipping especially for machinery. The production for the M96 ran until 1925 and additionally 18,000 M96 rifles were made by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB during WWII for civilian marksmanship training.  Mauser on the other hand produced 40,000 for Sweden during the turn of the century and Carl Gustafs produced 475,000 total. In 1941 the Swedes adopted 6.5x55mm m/94 ball ammunition which uses a boat tail spitzer bullet requiring the sights to be changed from a U shape notch to a rectangular sight post to better fit the trajectory of the new round. 

Condition

The Swedish Mauser pictured is the Swedish Mauser for sale. This Swedish Mauser is chambered in 6.5×55 Swede and is in excellent condition. This Mauser was produced in Sweden by Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori in 1918. All serial numbers appear to be matching beside the clean rod. This Mauser is in excellent condition. We not the stock is in fantastic shape with much of its finish still intact with hardly any blemishes from service use. The bluing is in great shape we would say 90% of the blue finish is still intact. The bore is as close to a 5/5 as you can get. We noticed nice crisp rifling with good lands and grooves and no active rust. the bolt and bolt face look excellent. The rifle includes the rare Swedish target sight system.

Markings

1918 MFG Date

Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori
Swedish Crest

Swedish Proof Marks

Swedish Mauser Model 1896 6.5×55 + Target Sights Carls Gustafs

$1,550.00

Carls Gustafs Swedish Mauser Model 1896 Long Rifle
6.5×55 Swede
All Matching Serial Numbers – Beside Cleaning Rod
1918 Manufacture
Excellent Condition 

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Carls Gustafs Swedish Mauser Model 1896 Long Rifle
6.5×55 Swede
All Matching Serial Numbers – Beside Cleaning Rod
1918 Manufacture
Excellent Condition 

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 5 × 5 in

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