M94 Swedish Mauser
I bought this little gem in
a bundled deal (see the M43 Spanish Mauser elsewhere on this site.) I got it and the M43
Spanish for $200 total. At first glance it appeared to be a nicely sporterized M96 Swede.
It was a Carl Gustaf make, 1925. The barrel had been replaced by a new sporter contoured
barrel. The rear reciever had been drilled and tapped for a reciever
peepsite. After a bit
of examination after I got it home and placed it in the synthetic stock, I noticed the
wood stock had a curious notch on the underside near the front. I noticed then that the
hole for the cleaning rod of the M96 wasn't present. Then it dawned on me. I verified this
reading Poyer & Kehaya's book on the Swedish rifles. The serial # was all wrong for a
1925 M96. It was a M94 carbine that had been bastardized! (sigh!). Anyways...
$100 for the rifle
$49 for the stock
$15 for the sling and sling
$35 for gunsmithing
$10 for Holden Ironsighter scope
mounts (See the M96 and M38 rifles on this web page)
Total of $210, plus whatever scope
I decide on, for a sharp looking rifle as well made as any modern commercial bolt gun.