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Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

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Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

#1 Post by professrh » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:05 pm

Here's the Swede sporter I picked up back in December. Didn't have to do a thing to it beyond pulldown and cleaning. Scope,case, and sling were included.
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It liked my go-to Swede load. Liked it even better when I switched over to 140-grain Speer Hot-Cor SPs:
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The whole rig cost me a bit less than half what I paid for my Husqvarna m38 back in 2012.

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Re: Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

#2 Post by swede » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:30 pm

That's a great find. And a great shooter

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Re: Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

#3 Post by professrh » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:13 pm

Thanks, swede. I'm pretty pleased with it.

I had to haggle a bit with the salesperson, but not much, really. Surplus sporters don't seem to move too fast--at least, not where I live. People know better than to buy them. Which has given me an idea, actually. . . .

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#4 Post by professrh » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:18 pm

Here's the rifle with a couple of feral hogs, back in March. (I also took two does with it during the 2016-17 season).
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#5 Post by LCPfraTN » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:16 am

This is a fine rifle that I have tried unsuccessfully to convince Prof to sell to me at a profit...he did let me shoot it though.


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Re: Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

#6 Post by professrh » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:39 am

LCPfraTN wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:16 am
This is a fine rifle that I have tried unsuccessfully to convince Prof to sell to me at a profit...he did let me shoot it though. Image


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The question is, are you now scouring the pawnshops looking for a nice sporter like mine? I'm convinced yours is out there somewhere . . . probably nearer than you think.

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#7 Post by LCPfraTN » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:07 am

professrh wrote:
LCPfraTN wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:16 am
This is a fine rifle that I have tried unsuccessfully to convince Prof to sell to me at a profit...he did let me shoot it though. Image


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The question is, are you now scouring the pawnshops looking for a nice sporter like mine? I'm convinced yours is out there somewhere . . . probably nearer than you think.

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It's funny that you say that...I actually did see a very similar one on consignment at my favorite gun shop this week, but the price is around what you paid for your M38, so I passed on it for now. I'll keep my eye on it though. Maybe if it sits for a while, the seller will lower the price.


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Re: Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

#8 Post by professrh » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:17 pm

LCP, I have a suspicion that we are in the sweet spot right now regarding sporters. Sooner or later, people are going to start figuring out that this is a new collecting opportunity, and the prices will start going stupid high. Maybe I'm wrong....

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Re: Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

#9 Post by VMASCIOP2000 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:53 pm

Very nice carbine! Any Chance that the rifle was once a 94 Carbine? The discolored area in the original rear sight location looks too short for the m38 rear sight base.
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Re: Swedish m96/38 pawnshop sporter

#10 Post by professrh » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:46 am

VMASCIOP2000 wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Very nice carbine! Any Chance that the rifle was once a 94 Carbine? The discolored area in the original rear sight location looks too short for the m38 rear sight base.
I didn't think so, but my ignorance in these matters is nearly boundless. I'll post a photo of the receiver markings when I can.

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