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Old December 3, 2019, 08:37 PM   #1
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Husqvarna 6.5x55 swede

I picked one of these up today for $200 now I need to know what I've gotten. I'm sure it has no collector value as it has been drilled and tapped for a scope and has a fiberglass aftermarket stock on it and a cheap scope mount. From what I can tell it is the short rifle. It seems to have a barrel length of 20 or 22 inches. All numbers do match though.thanks

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Old December 3, 2019, 11:04 PM   #2
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Old December 3, 2019, 11:23 PM   #3
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Has the barrel been cut? Is it a 94 or a 96? Is it commercial or military? And yes, it is 6.5X55 Swedish, not Swiss.
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Old December 3, 2019, 11:30 PM   #4
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I got one of those, my first Milsurp. Probably in my case a gateway drug.



Can you see the date on the receiver ring? I believe Husqvarna Vapenfabriks only made rifles from 1942-44, but made both M96 rifles and M38 carbines. The barrels on the M38s were ~24", so your may have been cut down.

6.5X55 is a great round, capable of killing pretty much any game animal in North America short of big bears. Swedes have killed Moose with them for over a century.
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Old December 4, 2019, 01:47 AM   #5
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swede not swiss

Yep my bad. It is most definitely military.
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Old December 4, 2019, 02:17 PM   #6
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"...what I've gotten..." You have a really good deer/bear/moose rifle. There was an 18" Swedish Mauser Carbine called an M94. And a 24" M38. Run a cleaning rod down the barrel, closed action, mark the rod at the muzzle and measure the length.
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Old December 4, 2019, 06:30 PM   #7
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There was an 18" Swedish Mauser Carbine called an M94.
There was, but not from Husqvarna. They were made by Carl Gustaf (primarily) and Mauser.

There was also a ~29" barreled M96.

Lots of info here:
http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artikla.../rifles_se.htm

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Old December 6, 2019, 09:18 AM   #8
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It sounds like one of the sporter conversions made up by an importer about 20 years ago . Black stock ?
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Kimber did a lot of them. Some info here:

https://www.chuckhawks.com/kimber_swedish_mauser.htm
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