curious M94 Swedish Mauser carbine.
[Note] This rare piece was sold to finance my wedding in
the summer of 2000. I listed it for auction on www.auctionarms.com
with a reserve price of $650. To my utter astonishment and delight, the
closing bid on this fine piece was $1365!.
(Yes: The having my wife is soooo much better than
having this gun!)
An Oberndorf A/N 1895 model, it is
different from others I have seen. The serial is 1316, the lowest I have
found. As the photos show, the wood is well worn, the bore is pristine, and
all sn# match except the bolt. I picked this beauty up for a song.
Curious, because I have never seen one
with a side mount bayonet lug. I find no references to one any any
liturature, even in Doug Bowser's fairly comprehensive Swedish Mauser book.
The first photo shows the butt, with
the leather buckle screwed on. A crack is barely visible below the buckle.
On the top edge of the stock, almost in a straight line above the screws of
the buckle is a barely visible indentation that once held something
3/4" round, with 5 nails holding it on. Also barely visible about 4-5
inches ahead of the buckle along the bottom edge is the oval metal badge
with a "20" bisected with an "S". The gray painted band
around the grip is clearly visible. You will also notice there is no
provision for the usually present brass disk (unit ID or later firearm
The second photo shows the side
The third photo shows the same from
the top view.