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December 30, 2008, 05:50 PM
I have a Swedish Mauser Carbine I plan on turning into an Across the Course Gun for High Power ( though it has all matching numbers, somebody before I got it already shortened the stock, plus the bluing is shot, so no collecter value). Although the action is tight.
Anyway, the action says 1904. Can I assume this is the M94 or is it the M96.
December 30, 2008, 08:50 PM
How long is the barrel? If it is like 18 inches it is a carbine, if like closer to 24 it may be a M38 or something. The carbines usually seem to have the marks of a California importer as they were mostly imported in the 60's long before the long rifles and such. And they were putting barrel extensions on them to get them up over the 18 inch minimum at the time.
December 30, 2008, 09:05 PM
yeap it;s the shortie with the extention.
December 30, 2008, 11:17 PM
Well I don't know if the big parts houses have any surplus stocks lying around, but Sarco says they have barrels for the 94 that are new unused for 75$ in case you need one.
January 2, 2009, 11:43 AM
Kraig, Check this website for pictures and a ton of information:
January 2, 2009, 05:17 PM
The 1894 Swedish Mausers were built on 1893 Mauser actions, so any load that would be safe in a Model 1893 Mauser would be safe in your rifle. Beyond that and you're on your own.
I plan on turning into an Across the Course Gun for High Power:rolleyes:
January 2, 2009, 10:11 PM
That's an M94 as mentioned earlier if it has the 18" (17.7") barrel. Yes the M94/M96 action is tough: it is *not* an 1893 action, the Swede is it's own creature and is the epitome of the small ring Mausers. Now, having shot highpower with a Swede, albeit the target model of the M96 they sell with aperture sights, I'd highly recommend selling the carbine and getting something more likely for the task. Don't get me wrong, I worship the 6.5x55 round (especially in a modern rifle) but I found that getting a good rear sight to fit the Swede wasn't easy, and in the rapids moving my head out of the way of that long bolt throw was a hindrance, and trigger selection was limited too. Anyway, not quite what you asked, but that was my experience with it. Of course, I still have my match M96 and still love it and shoot it occasionally, but since replaced it for highpower with a spacegun.
January 3, 2009, 11:04 AM
I'd highly recommend selling the carbine and getting something more likely for the task.
I have plenty of high power rifles, including bolt actions across the course guns. I dont have an across the course gun built on the swede in 6.5X55, so that option is not on the table.
Regarding the sights. I did put on a lyman sight with target knobs, they are plenty satisfatroy for high power shooting. You just have to add the target knobs to he lyman sights.
wcfd90, thanks for the web sight, its just what I've been looking for.
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