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
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 1903 Carl Gustaf still kicking butt!
Replies: 13
Views: 758
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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: 758
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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: 33
Views: 2127
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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...
by sheepdawg
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf
Replies: 14
Views: 959
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Re: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf

I've never seen a rifle stamped with a crown and letter on the barrel without the same crown letter stamp on the stock. No doubt the stock was stamped to indicate this. I have an armorer's stock with three crowns, one with a crown and letter C, no numbers in the channel or on the hand guard. I have ...
by sheepdawg
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf
Replies: 14
Views: 959
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Re: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf

A single plain crown is a normal inspection. Nothing major done.
by sheepdawg
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf
Replies: 14
Views: 959
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Re: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf

Crown with a letter on it shows a major rework, usually a new barrel. When you take the stock off and the same stamp is on the barrel you will know for sure.

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by sheepdawg
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf
Replies: 14
Views: 959
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Re: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf

If that's the 1899 CG It's been through a rework. That's a beech stock and an 1899 CG should be sitting in a walnut stock with an 85 degree cut on the butt. There should be some crowns behind the triggerguard. Does one have a letter under it? With those numbers on the disk it's probably been rebarre...
by sheepdawg
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf
Replies: 14
Views: 959
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Re: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf

From Crown Jewels by Dana Jones, the bible of Swedish Mausers,The minimum calibre was set to allow a gauge with the dimensions of 6.45mm. to pass the rifling lands in the bore. The depth of the rifling was set to allow a gauge of 6.75mm. to pass in the grooves of the rifling
by sheepdawg
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf
Replies: 14
Views: 959
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Re: 96' 1899 Carl Gustaf

You will find Swedes marked on bore diameter, the large part of the so called disk pie on the newer disks from 9 to 6, 9 (6.49)being new and 6 (6.56) being as wore out as the armorers would allow. I have no idea why 6.46, and 7 are included, I have seen an 8 stamped but this is rare. I have never se...
by sheepdawg
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows
Replies: 88
Views: 6686
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

Very nice write up, my only disagreement is the quality of the Mitchell's reblue. The last one I saw was a total slop job, it reeked of fake. Perhaps the Mitchell's monkeys were playing grabass at the bluing tank that day.
by sheepdawg
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: M96 front sight height
Replies: 6
Views: 1001
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Re: M96 front sight height

Most find that at 100 yards the front sight should be between +1.5 to +2.0. provided you have the military ladder type rear sight. Get a +2.0 and a very sharp file.
by sheepdawg
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CARL GUSTAFSSTADS GEVARSFAKTORI 1919 w/Elite 101 sights.
Replies: 16
Views: 1637
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Re: CARL GUSTAFSSTADS GEVARSFAKTORI 1919 w/Elite 101 sights.

At this point I really don't care. I like the rifle. It shoots well and does not tear up my shoulder. The bore is in very good shape and the fired brass looks great. Anyway, as I have read several sage members say before, buy the rifle, not the story. You have a great day, sir. BTW, where in the he...
by sheepdawg
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CARL GUSTAFSSTADS GEVARSFAKTORI 1919 w/Elite 101 sights.
Replies: 16
Views: 1637
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Re: CARL GUSTAFSSTADS GEVARSFAKTORI 1919 w/Elite 101 sights.

The FSR m/96s were normally built on rifles with unthreaded muzzles. The Swedes threaded the muzzles in 1955. Again with Swedes anything is possible but this has been discussed before and a Swedish member at another forum stated that there were too many rifles around with standard muzzles, why use o...
by sheepdawg
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CARL GUSTAFSSTADS GEVARSFAKTORI 1919 w/Elite 101 sights.
Replies: 16
Views: 1637
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Re: CARL GUSTAFSSTADS GEVARSFAKTORI 1919 w/Elite 101 sights.

This site by a very well known Swede collector is as good a place to start learning as anywhere. A copy of Crown Jewels, The Mauser in Sweden by Dana Jones is also needed though these can get pricey. The Poyer book you see on Ebay is full of errors. Makes for good wiping though. http://dutchman.rebo...
by sheepdawg
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: CARL GUSTAFSSTADS GEVARSFAKTORI 1919 w/Elite 101 sights.
Replies: 16
Views: 1637
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Re: CARL GUSTAFSSTADS GEVARSFAKTORI 1919 w/Elite 101 sights.

I'm pretty sure yours is Swedish though you never really know. I have no idea why a civilian shooter would opt for a rifle with a counter bored barrel though anything is possible. The Swedes never fought a war, used corrosive primers except in the very beginning of use and were very meticulous about...

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