Sunday, March 11, 2012

Restoring & Shooting Swedish Mauser

Restoring & Shooting Swedish Mauser Tube. Duration : 5.80 Mins. Restoring & Shooting old Carl Gustav Swedish Mauser Gevär m/96 (Model 1896 Rifle) Swedish Mausers are a family of bolt-action rifles based on the 1893 Mauser design, but using the 6.5x55mm cartridge, and incorporating unique design elements as requested by Sweden . Type Service rifle Place of origin Sweden Production history Designed 1896 Manufacturer Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf a/n Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB Variants m/1938 rifle, m/1941 sniper rifle Specifications Weight 8lb. 13oz. (4 kg) Length 49.6 (1260 mm) Cartridge 6.5x55mm Action Bolt action Muzzle velocity 2380 ft/s (725 m/s) Feed system 5-round internal box magazine Sights Iron The Model 1896 rifle (6,5 mm Gevär m/96) was adopted in 1896 for infantry use, replacing the Model 1867-89 Remington rolling block rifle. Swedish production (under license) started in 1898 at Carl Gustafs, but additional rifles were produced by Mauser during 1899 and 1900 because of delays in shipping additional production machinery from Germany to Sweden. Standard production at Carl Gustafs continued until 1925, but approximately 18000 m/96 rifles were manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB during World War II for civilian marksmanship training.

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