This is one
of my earliest acquisitions, and one of the nicest. I was working in a
small gunstore when these were very inexpensive at the wholesale level. I
ended up eventually buying 6 of the M96 Swede mausers. None of them cost
me more than $70.
Just try buying one this nice today!
This has a beautiful bluing job, and would rate at about 99%. The wood is
very attractive, but has some handling dings on the butt (see pic below).
The stock disk indicates a "0" for bore condition (the best).
All parts are matching. It's year of manufacture was 1906. The sling
was added by me, and is an original swedish issue. The sight hood
was on when I got it. I picked it up at the SOG warehouse.
I noticed the lettering on the
reciever had white material in it, as if it were highlighted to
photograph. Perhaps this was one that was photographed by the distributor
or used as a show piece?
I'd like to know what kind of wood
this stock is made of?!