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Swedish Mauser markings

Post by Doug Bowser on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:26 pm

I have found several hundred photos from Great Southern Arms in Pricedale, MS. It is my olde gun shop. There are photos of rifles and proof marks. The one I have on this post is a Carl Gustafs 1918 mfg 1896 Mauser. It is interesting in that the wrist of the stock indicates it was refinished and rebarreled 4 times and refinished an additional two times, without rebarreling.

As I look through the photos, I will send more interesting rifles with unusual markings, to the forum. That is if y'all want me to.







Crown CB= Tygstation, Carlsberg

Crown Ch= Tygstation, Christianstad

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by O.S.O.K. on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:26 pm

I want you to. Smile

I have a Gustaf 96/38. Love the Swedes.

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by Scharfsch├╝tze on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:47 pm

Ja, you betcha...

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by M1GarandFan on Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:01 pm

I'd love to see more. thumbs up

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by VegasSMG on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:32 pm

Doug; I own a beautiful Carl Gustafs M96 made in 1923. I'd never noticed the marks on the wrist prior to your post. Mine has two crowns but no other markings. Can I assume the lack of CB or Ch marks means it was probably never rebarreled?

Serial number is BF 5060xx. All parts match except for the barrel band. Stock disk is the common later type with a single screw. The large pie stamped at the 0 and the smaller pie stamped at 1. No markings are present on the Torped "hold over" pie.

Thanks!

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by Doug Bowser on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:50 pm

VegasSMG wrote:Doug; Serial number is BF 5060xx. All parts match except for the barrel band. Stock disk is the common later type with a single screw. The large pie stamped at the 0 and the smaller pie stamped at 1. No markings are present on the Torped "hold over" pie.

Thanks!

The "0" means the bore id 6.50mm, the "1" means the bore has been fired but is in excellent condition. I have fired many Swedish Model 1896 rifles with bore designations of 2 or 3 and I can not see any difference in the performance level of rifles marked this way in the disk. The Swedes were a lot more fussy about the grading of their barrels and replaced them far sooner than we would in the US.

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by michael03a3 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:42 pm

keep em coming

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by VegasSMG on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:27 pm

Doug Bowser wrote:
The "0" means the bore id 6.50mm, the "1" means the bore has been fired but is in excellent condition. I have fired many Swedish Model 1896 rifles with bore designations of 2 or 3 and I can not see any difference in the performance level of rifles marked this way in the disk. The Swedes were a lot more fussy about the grading of their barrels and replaced them far sooner than we would in the US.

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Thanks Doug! I appreciate you sharing your time and knowledge. I value both.

I have two crowns on the wrist. In absence of any letters or other marks, would that indicate two refinishes and no re-barreling?

Please keep the old photos and stories coming!

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by frodo on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:19 pm

doug, have a m94. sporterised rifle. i have all the orginal parts to the 94. on the bottom of receiver, K, 2, B, 6, L, E.R. and a C
what do those stamps mean?
all parts have the last 3# of the serial # and crowns on everything
carl gustaf
1915
barrel is 4 groove
18 1/8 in long with a 1/2 in extension
Hk 63###

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by Doug Bowser on Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:56 pm

The markings on the bottom of the receiver have no bearing on the rifle's make or model. I believe them to be assembly inspection markings.

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Re: Swedish Mauser markings

Post by frodo on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:02 pm

thanks doug, appreciate the info.
regards frodo, hello from meadville!!

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