The Model 96 Swede is a small ring Mauser unlike the Model 98 which is a large ring. The smaller receiver ring somewhat limits the case pressure so consider that if you want to bubba it by rechambering to a super duper magnum.
If it is still original they are very well made and quite accurate. Low recoil makes them fun to shoot. The 6.5 X 55 mm cartridge is common among European target shooters and hunters.
As for yours, Carl Gustaf is a arms maker in Sweden. The 1917 is the year the receiver was made. Husqvarna (yes, the saw people) also made M-96 Mausers.
Hate the look of your synthetic stock?Want something more spiffy?Want a "one of a kind" rifle?No problem... with about 2 hours worth of time and about $15 in supplies, you can have a new custom camo look to your stock!I took this Stevens Model 200 and completed this stock job very easily.Here are the basic steps:* Make sure the rifle is unloaded and follow the manufacturers recommendations for removing the action from the stock - this is most often the 2 action screws on the bottom of the...