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Surplus Release: M96 Swedish Rifles


Hey everybody. Ben with Classic Firearms here. Today is Thursday June the 8th. And it’s kind of another sad day for me here
because I hate to see good surplus dry up and that’s what’s happening with the last
of these Swedish M96’s that we’re going to show you today. But, it’s going to be a day of opportunity
for you folks because some of you are going to have a chance at these. We have about 25 left. These are the Swedish M96, 6.5 by 55 Swedish
Mausers. We have a hodgepodge of different conditions
and different characteristics. The different manufacturers, of course, Husqvarna
and Carl Gustav or Waffenfabrik. You can read all about that in our ad, but
these are the last remnants of what was left over from the Samco liquidation sale. To my knowledge, there are no more of these
Swede Mausers available to come into the United States. So, kind of the end of an era here. We’ve had some in the past. They’ve done very well for us. People love them and for good reason. They are very high quality. But, Dylan’s running the camera for us today. Dylan, without further ado, come on in and
let’s just run the table. And we will show the folks what we have. Couple of the standard M96’s. Though here’s some good news folks, the two
on the very end, we’ve got a few of these. They were graded. I always like to show you the tags. They were graded by the importer as fair condition. But, frankly, these are pretty darn nice. You can see the crest there. You can see the condition of the bluing. Certainly, they’re not like a new Belgian
Browning as far as the condition is. But, overall, good bluing, no rust that I
see anywhere. You may expect a minor cracked stock on any
of the rifles from this era just because they got some age on them. But, all the sights work good. They lock up good and tight. So, what I’m trying to say is even our fair
condition rifles, in the M96’s, seem to be in pretty good condition. We closed out some Persian Mausers yesterday
and I had a couple of fair ones. They were marked fair and they actually were
fair at best. Those were some ugly guns. But, in this case, the fair ones are actually
quite nice. We moved from the fair to some good cracked. We’ve examined these, folks. They do have the GC code on them. Let me show you that. We always like to show the tag. Having trouble getting it straight, Dylan. It won’t cooperate. There we go, the GC code. We’ve looked over these pretty thoroughly. If there is a crack in these stocks, it’s
going to be very minor, very inconspicuous. Just looking at it here, I’m not seeing it. It may simply be because the medallion is
missing on this particular one. But, again, a custom option will be under
the good crack at a price code. Then we have some of the standard good condition. So, that will be good. No C in the code. I don’t know how much relevance they give
to the fact that it has a C for a crack in it or not when the rifles are this age. The cracks I’m finding are minute. Even the ones that don’t say that they have
cracks in them, it could be they’re so small they were overlooked. So, it may be that you find a crack that we’re
not seeing. But, at least from the distributor or from
the importer, this one is a G code showing no crack. We move from there. We have some V codes et cetera, et cetera. What’s really interesting, though, is we have
a few of these with diopter type sights on it. Now we have two different styles of diopter
sights and two different rifle setups with the diopter. The number one is the low diopter sight. I think I only have one of these. It is a G code condition. Now the ones with the diopter sight, folks,
please know I have five or six rifles here with diopter rear sights. They will not have a rear leaf sight. So, if you’re buying this rifle, it has a
diopter sight which eliminates the need for the rear sight. These do not come with the rear leaf sight. This is the only one I have with the low profile
style, diopter sight. You will see that in the ad. It will say good condition, low profile diopter. There will only be one. And then we have two … I think both of these
are either in good or very good condition. But, they look very similar. Both of these have the high style diopter
sight in the rear. That was a very advanced sight mechanism that
the Swedes used back in that time. But, again, no rear sight. Dylan, while you’re there, I always like to
show those crests. Those are just beautiful. Great workmanship. So, we have two of these, folks. These two have the standard blade front sight
on them. Dylan, are you picking that up? Because I want to show the difference between
these two rifles that have the diopter rear sight, but a standard front blade. And then we have two … And again these are
almost identical condition with the diopter rear sight. And in this case they have the tubular hooded
front sight that it aims down. That’s more of the competition type sight
system. And once again, we have two of those. You can see the markings on this one, also,
from the different manufacturers. We’ve never found that there’s a real value
difference in the different manufacturers, so we don’t run those at a different price
point. But, certainly, the characteristic and the
condition does make for a different value. So, we are selling them by that. Last, but not least, and we only included
it because it is a Swedish Mauser, we have one left in the building. It’s the only one I know of here. This will not be found under the M96 ad because
it’s not an M96. This is an M38 Cavalry version of this rifle,
the Swedish M38. A lot of bluing wear on that rifle, as you
see. But, overall, very nice condition. If you’re interested in the M38, this will
be live. As will all of these rifles. When you see this ad, when the email breaks,
if you’ve gotten this email and you’re seeing it, these rifles will be live on the site. So, don’t wait. We’re not doing a promotion tomorrow. We’re doing it right now. When you receive this, these are live on the
site. Individually priced. Check your custom options for that. We expect them to go fast. Folks, really good surplus is coming to the
end. It’s an end of an era. So, if you want some of this, to add it to
your collection, jump on it. We appreciate your business. Don’t forget our Father’s Day promotion. They said they’ll give me a dime every time
I do this, so Robby, I expect my dime, okay? Father’s Day promotion. You might win a thousand bucks. And thank you for being with us at www.classicfirearms.com.

3 thoughts on “Surplus Release: M96 Swedish Rifles

  1. Real nice guns. Thx for showing those delicious pieces of craftmanship
    Sry, not a cavelry version. But just an m38 – generally called m38/96, 'cause it's barrel's cut down from an m96 to the shorter m38 version. The straight bolt handle shows that its a cut down version….if the bolt is number alike w the rest of the gun. The dedicated m38 has a bent bolt handle, like the m41 sniper (prickskytte)
    The one some calls cavelry version, is the full stock cute little m94. Still in use by the royal guard for ceremonial use.
    My Tuppence Worth

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