Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by sheepdawg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: My Swedish m/96, dated 1904
Replies: 5
Views: 2897
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Re: My Swedish m/96, dated 1904

One of the finishes compatible with an oil finish is shellac, think RC K98k. It can be peeled back with a thumbnail if it's old. If you can peel some off then you could use denatured alcohol to remove it.
by sheepdawg
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: The picture find of a lifetime
Replies: 9
Views: 2025
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The picture find of a lifetime

I guess there are quite a few here my age whose fathers fought in WW2, I'm sure most of us would pester our fathers about their time in the war. My father was in the German Wehrmacht, one of the lucky ones who got conscripted when things started going bad for Herr Hitler. He was lucky that when he g...
by sheepdawg
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Collection goals, all by accident
Replies: 7
Views: 2662
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Re: Collection goals, all by accident

I don't care much for Swedish Mausers, German ones either.
Mausers II.jpeg
1912 and 1918 Swedish m41 and m41B.png
by sheepdawg
Sat May 26, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock
Replies: 30
Views: 9151
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Re: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock

Nice, what year? I also have an 1899 Obie 38/96 but the 96s are my true loves.
by sheepdawg
Fri May 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock
Replies: 30
Views: 9151
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Re: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock

I actually took those pictures in your backyard one day when you weren't looking. :mrgreen:

1944 Husky m38.
by sheepdawg
Fri May 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock
Replies: 30
Views: 9151
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Re: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock

One thing about elm is it's open grain which I don't see in lloydham's stock. If that's his Husky built m/96 it will have a beech stock if original. Elm was only used from 1915 to 1917. Beech was standard after that. Beech is also seen on many rifles with replacement stocks Here's some good info fro...
by sheepdawg
Fri May 25, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock
Replies: 30
Views: 9151
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Re: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock

Here's an elm stock, some people might think it's oak, very coarse, open grain and heavy. lloydiam's stock looks like beech.
by sheepdawg
Fri May 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock
Replies: 30
Views: 9151
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Re: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock

I think as a whole the civilian FSR Husqvarna m/96s made in 43 and 44 were made to tighter tolerances than the CG made for military counterparts. That doesn't mean that there aren't some fine shooters among the CGs. I also have a completely original military 1924 CG m/96 that has gone under m.o.a. a...
by sheepdawg
Thu May 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock
Replies: 30
Views: 9151
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Re: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock

I have a 1908 CG FSR m/96 I'll put up against any Husky.
by sheepdawg
Thu May 24, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock
Replies: 30
Views: 9151
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Re: CG '96 Swede, 1911 with Unit Disk in stock

Husqvarna made something like 13,000 m/96s for the FSR in 1943 and 1944. They were very well made and are considered among the most accurate. Husqvarna also supplied the armories with replacement receivers which often turn up on older m/96s and can be identified by the serial numbers being out of se...
by sheepdawg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 1903 Carl Gustaf still kicking butt!
Replies: 13
Views: 5731
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Re: 1903 Carl Gustaf still kicking butt!

The 96s were converted to 38s from 1937 to 1940. Husqvarna then came out with the purpose made 38s in 41. Something like 55,000 96s were converted.
by sheepdawg
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 1903 Carl Gustaf still kicking butt!
Replies: 13
Views: 5731
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Re: 1903 Carl Gustaf still kicking butt!

Just so you know the Vasteras sight that bottoms out at 250 meters is calibrated for the m/38s. The one calibrated for the m/96s is much rarer and bottoms out at 100 meters. Your load is also well above IMR's recommended maximum for 4895 of 39.6 grains for 6.5X55. http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/dat...
by sheepdawg
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Something fishy in K98s
Replies: 37
Views: 17181
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Re: Something fishy in K98s

I love that Sweaty Ben calls the Banner a prototype then says the RC serial number on the stock is a rack number. That's getting into Mitchell's territory. At least he's getting the hint that the door buster cupped butt plates go on the later K98ks this time. I wonder if any of them show up on any o...

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