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Swedish Mauser



The Swedish m/1896 Mauser is a bolt-action rifle based on the Mauser variant of firearms. The Swedish Mauser were chambered using the 6.5x55mm cartridge, and incorporated some unique design elements that were only on Swedish firearms. Swedish Mausers were manufactured both in Germany, and in the Carl Gustafs Stads Gevarsfaktori, and the Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Aktiebolag. The m/1896 had nearly 475,000 rifles produced in the Carl Gustafs Stads Gevarsfacktori. This model features a 739mm (29.1 Inches) barrel, and a unique wood stock profile making it easy to identify.

The Swedish m/1896 Mauser can be easily identified via its Swedish crest markings on the top of the receiver, its “Carl Gustafs Stads Geversfaktori”, and the year of manufacture. On the left side of the rifle we can see the serial number, with its unique stylized numbers. In addition, several crown proof marks can be found on the rifle, for example the crown marking underneath the rear sight aperture, magazine well, and barrel bands. The crown markings sometimes have a serial number accompanying them, which match to the receiver.


The m/1896 features a similar manual of arms to a standard Mauser rifle, however has some small design changes that make it unique.

Origin: Sweden
Manufactured: 1895-Present
Manufacturer: FFV-Carl Gustaf

Type: Bolt Action Rifle

Caliber: 6.5x55mm Swedish
Barrel Length: 610
mm (24")
Action: Bolt Action

Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds


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