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Tell me about this rifle!!!!!

My dad owns a 1917 Swedish Mauser. I want to know as much about this rifle as possible. Can anyone give me as much details about this rifle as possible? Input will be greatly appreciated.

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Is it a Carl Gufstavs? 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Mauser

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A lot of these post should be

A lot of these post should be started off with the phase of:  Google is your friend, use it. 

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Critter wrote:

A lot of these post should be started off with the phase of:  Google is your friend, use it. 

We don't deny that Google is a great resource, however the BGH forum is here for folks to exchange and share information. If everyone used Google, there would be no need for this forum. Nothing beats first hand knowledge and discussions among friends, albeit cyber-friends! Thumbs up

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Thank you moderator! That is

Thank you moderator! That is why I do come to this website. I google alot of things but I want knowledge from people who may have used it. I want to talk and get different information from my cyber friends.

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rifle pics

Critter wrote:

A lot of these post should be started off with the phase of:  Google is your friend, use it. 

 I know nothing about this rifle and....

 I realize google is your friend, but i'm glad he posted this:: I find the photos interesting.

 Critter please don't take offense to this, it is not meant to be that

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Yeah I understand what you guys are saying.  Didn't mean to point you elsewhere by providing a link.  Was just trying to point in the direction of some better info on them.  Personally I don't have a lot of first hand experience with Swedish Mausers, but do have experience and knowledge of the Mauser actions and the German 98 and 98K models.  There's gotta be someone here who can tell you more about the Swedish.

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My guess is that it's a

My guess is that it's a Swedish Mauser, M96,  in 6.5x55, which has become a very popular rifle and chambering. If a mint M96, it could be worth a good bit of $$. If it's a modified M96, then it's a good shooter and also a basis for a nice custom rifle.  Yes

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Tndeerhunter wrote:

My guess is that it's a Swedish Mauser, M96,  in 6.5x55, which has become a very popular rifle and chambering. If a mint M96, it could be worth a good bit of $$. If it's a modified M96, then it's a good shooter and also a basis for a nice custom rifle.  Yes

 

I think Tndeerhunter is maybe right. I say maybe because without knowing the cartridge, you could be talking about a 1917 Enfield, which would be a 30-06. I think had you googled, probably spelled wrong as I've never used it, you might hit a dead end. I believe the Swedish came in a mod 93 which cocked on closing and a mod 96 which cocked on opening. If this is a Carl Gustav rifle in civilan form, if would be simply a 6.5x55 or often refered to as 6.5x55 Swedish , or maybe some other cartridge they chambered. If this is actually a 1917 Enfield, you'll notice two big ears on the back of the reciever, rear sight sets in there. Very heavy rifle but a good one. In civilan form the ears were taken off and it was called the mod 30 Remington. Have you got a photo of this rifle?

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Here are some pictures of the

Here are some pictures of the rifle.

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That is the Swedish Mauser.

That is the Swedish Mauser. The only way I can tell which one is the mod 93 cocks on closing and the mod 96 on opening. I will be real obvious which on you have by simply dry firing and then open the bolt and close it. You'll feel the pressure of cocking when closing if it is a 93; nothing if it is a 96. Both are good rifles and I believe the 93 can be converted to cock on opening.

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