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Old December 21, 2019, 01:09 PM   #1
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Swedish Mauser oddball ID help

Hello everyone. I’ve acquired a new Swedish Mauser and can’t exactly tell what it is. The barrel is about 18 -19 inches. Has a bent bolt handle and a model 96 rear sight. It also has a marking under the receiver that reads BS. The front sight also has a peculiar band around it. Any help on the ID will be appreciated. I will post pics promptly

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Old December 21, 2019, 02:04 PM   #2
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There was an M92 carbine, an M94 Carbine and an M38 Carbine. The M94 Carbine had an 18" barrel.
Then it gets weird as the Swedes made M94's for their civilian schools. All of which have receivers stamped with 1901. Then there was an M94 "gallery carbine". All serial numbers prefixed by K. A 1894/96 Fortress Carbine and M1894 carbines hand-built by weapons officers.
This might be of more use to you.
http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/mats/ma...user_rifle.htm
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Old December 21, 2019, 07:52 PM   #3
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You have the remains of a chopped up rifle .
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Old December 22, 2019, 07:53 AM   #4
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winner,winner a chicken dinner. bubba or his elf,s were busy.
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Old December 22, 2019, 10:31 PM   #5
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It might be a good shooter though.
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Old December 23, 2019, 12:15 AM   #6
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That was most likely an M94 carbine, though the front sight band doesn't tell me enough to be certain. Presumably imported after 1968 since it doesn't have the pressed in false muzzle that was required prior to the GCA.

I have one that was rather nicely done in a Bishop stock in the early 60s, drilled and tapped for a scope. I've put it in a Boyd's "At One" adjustable laminate stock. Looks a bit like the old biathlon rifles now. Loses about 150-200 fps off the 24" load data barrels but is excruciatingly accurate with virtually any 140grs bullet, with the Hornady 160 grs RN, and with Nosler 123 grs Match since adopting a Timney trigger.

I am quite certain yours will be a shooter. Enjoy!
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Old December 24, 2019, 07:41 PM   #7
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Since it has the rifle sight it was not a carbine . It is a chopped up rifle as stated .
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Old December 25, 2019, 04:38 AM   #8
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What does it say on the receiver ring?
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Old January 2, 2020, 09:47 PM   #9
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Thanks all of your input, it is indeed a chopped rifle but shoots amazing getting a scout scope put on it and am going try it out soon
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Old January 2, 2020, 09:52 PM   #10
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1903a3 newbie

Hi all, I just picked up a 1903a3 at a pawn shop for well less than <$400. It is a smith corona made in October of 1943 and surprisingly has a correct barrel on it. Upon initial inspection the gun is very clean and looks like fresh Arsenal rebuild with the green parkerization and everything. The only downsides are that it has a aftermarket stock (actually a very nice one), Remington bolt, and the magazine lets the bolt close on empty. I’ve tried emailing the CMP about what the correct stock should be for this rifle but I have yet to get a response. Does anyone know what type of stock would be correct?
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