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Swedish FM 23-36 trial rifle---update...it arrived!

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Swedish FM 23-36 trial rifle---update...it arrived!

#1 Post by Calfed » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:55 pm

Earlier this week I noticed this at an auction. I thought it might be some kind of sporterized hack job, but found that it is actually a rare FM 23-36 Swedish

http://dutchman.rebooty.com/fm36.html

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Re: Swedish FM 23-36 trial rifle

#2 Post by Stew15948 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:31 pm

Yeap, rare ‘35 receiver to boot. What did it go for?

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#3 Post by Calfed » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:39 am

$720, including the "buyers premium".

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#4 Post by Calfed » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:32 pm

In checking FM23-36's on other forums, I found this rifle had apparently last been sold on Gunbroker in 2016. A member saved pictures of it from back then.

https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread ... ht=FM23-36

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#5 Post by Calfed » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:10 pm

I normally promise to post better pictures after I receive a rifle that I have won at an on-line auction, but I'm not sure I'll be able to do any better than those pictures saved from the old GB sales listing.

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#6 Post by Calfed » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:09 pm

My FM23-36 trials rifle arrived today at the FFL to begin the 10 day "cooling off" period.

Stock is in great shape, as is the bluing. bore looks great and all numbers seem to match. I grabbed a few pictures before it went into my FFL's safe

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#7 Post by vandle » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:31 pm

Nice score

She looks to be in great shape
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Re: Swedish FM 23-36 trial rifle---update...it arrived!

#8 Post by Calfed » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:31 pm

vandle wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Nice score

She looks to be in great shape
Thanks, vandle

Here is a page from "Crown Jewels"--The Mauser in Sweden" concerning the FM23-36

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It lacks the thumb cut-out for stripper clips and came from the factory with a Lyman 48 sight. Barrel profile seems similar to the CG63 profile

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Re: Swedish FM 23-36 trial rifle---update...it arrived!

#9 Post by Calfed » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:48 pm

I finally got a chance to compare the FM23-36 to my CG63 Swedish target rifle

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It is clear that the barrel profile on the FM23 is significantly heavier than the CG63. I tried to take a few pictures to demonstrate that...

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Still have to get these rifles out to the range for a shoot off.

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#10 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:56 am

Very nice
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#11 Post by Ernest T » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:26 am

Very nice, and very rare rifle. You got it for a great price. I have a CG 80 that is really fun to shoot. Post up some shooting results after you have a chance to get it to the range.

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Re: Swedish FM 23-36 trial rifle---update...it arrived!

#12 Post by Calfed » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:33 pm

Rapidrob wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:56 am
Very nice
Ernest T wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:26 am
Very nice, and very rare rifle. You got it for a great price. I have a CG 80 that is really fun to shoot. Post up some shooting results after you have a chance to get it to the range.
Thanks, guys!

I'll definitely post a range report as soon as I can.

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#13 Post by Airforce1 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:44 am

Your Swede fetish has gone on quite long enough! You must send it to me to cure yourself of this sin. :)

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Re: Swedish FM 23-36 trial rifle---update...it arrived!

#14 Post by Calfed » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:12 pm

Airforce1 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:44 am
Your Swede fetish has gone on quite long enough! You must send it to me to cure yourself of this sin. :)
LOL...are you suggesting an intervention? ;)

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#15 Post by Ernest T » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:51 pm

These Swedish rifles are definitely addictive! Mechanically excellent, accurate, a wide variety of shooting platforms, and low recoil.................what more could you ask for. You just want to have one of each. :think:

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