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"New" Swedish Mauser

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by pennlineman, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. pennlineman

    pennlineman

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    A Christmas gift from my wife. A new to me model 38. This gun started out a a M 96 made back in 1916. At some point around 1938 the barrel was shortened by 5.5". For that reason some would call it a M 96/38. Here it is pictured with my M 96 that was made in 1912. Both rifles were made by Carl Gustaf.

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    I've had a lot of surplus rifle through the years. Most of them were sold after a divorce. That old 96 is the only that remains from those years. When my eyes were younger I could get 1" groups out of that gun at times. The best shooting surplus rifle I ever owned. If the 38 shoots anything like the 96 I'll be very happy with it.

    A close up of the 38's rear sight.

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    The 6.5x55 is one of my favorite rifle cartridges. Very soft shooting and lots of potential for accuracy. I bought this CZ American earlier this year.

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    I have not had a chance to play around with it much. I was focusing on my .375 this year. I want to upgrade the scope on this CZ to Leupold. Looks like I playing with 6.5x55's this coming year. :supergrin:
     
  2. countrygun

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    Ah another 6.5 fan, Nice rifle, I have one that was advertised as carbine in 80% when it showed it was a 38 in 955. I also managed to find a 6.5 Krag in "bubba'ed to un restorable cheap that is going to be the basis for a custom job
     

  3. pennlineman

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    The LGS had a sporterized Swede earlier this year. It had an old scope on it. I thought it would be a cool gun to play around with and a good loaner gun for deer season. I was going to jump on it after I finish the layaway I was working on. Someone else beat me to it. Oh well, you can't fault the other guy for having good taste in firearms.
     
  4. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Nice!! I love the 6.5 too....I'd like to find a Swede to go along with my K31, those are two olde skool bolts that can seriously shoot.
     
  5. pennlineman

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    I agee, an unappreciated caliber in this country for some reason. One of my friends has a buddy who uses an old K31 for deer hunting. He has been using it since he was a kid, he's in his 50's now. Probably the only deer rifle he has ever owned. Needless to say, it works.
     
  6. Green Dragoon

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    congratulations. I hope you enjoy her. Please give us a range report when you can.

    I'd love to get one myself. Being left handed though keeps me away from bolt actions.
     
  7. Paul7

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    A K31 is a 7.5mm, not 6.5mm.
     
  8. Baba Louie

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    You have one heck of a wife who obviously knows and shares your taste in such things. Which one will she be shooting? :supergrin:
     
  9. pennlineman

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    I was talkinging about the 6.5 first then about the K31. Thanks though. :wavey:

    If she gets some range time with the CZ I'll probably be losing it. :crying: She's been using a .30-30 but I think she'd like to have a bolt action.

    Green Dragon I hope to get it out Sunday if I have any energy left. I'm off this week, flintlock muzzle loading season is in, we're hitting it pretty hard.
     
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    Congrats! Grafs & Sons is the best place I found for factory 6.5x55 SE factory ammo, FYI.

    Eric
     
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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  13. 257 roberts

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    very nice, I passed on a Win. 70 featherweight in 6.5x55 Swede awhile back wished now that I 'd bought it