Swedish Mauser Model 1896 Import Bolt Action Rifle, 6.5mm x 55 - C&R OK

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Location (State):
California (CA)

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13 Years 2 Months
WINNER: a*****l
HIGH BID: $500.04
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Auction: 11728773

Manufacturer:   Swedish Mauser Model 1896
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Auction Type:
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Auction Start:
(January 24, 2013 13:34:53 PT)
Auction Ended:
(February 7, 2013 18:17:14 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Swedish Mauser Model 1896 -- Import Bolt Action Rifle, 6.5mm x 55 - C&R OK

LSB#: 121108TW05

Make: Mauser

Model: Model 1896

Serial Number: 507283

Year of Manufacture: 1923

Caliber: 6.5x55 Swedish

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine

Markings: The top of the chamber ring is marked with the Swedish Crown, and “Carl Gustafs Stads / Gevarsfaktori / 1923”. The left side of the receiver is marked with a boxed “SA”, “BF”, and “507283”. There is also a Crown acceptance mark on the back right side of the bolt, and “283” on the left. The top of the bolt release is also marked “283”. The magazine plate is marked with a Crown and “083”. The forend band is marked with a Crowned “560”. The top of the butt plate is marked with a crowned “283”. The right front of the barrel is marked with the import marks “CAI St. Alb. VT. / M96 6.5x55 Sweden”.

Barrel Length: 29.10 inches

Sights / Optics: The rifle is mounted with a “V” notch rear ladder sight marked from “7-20”. The front side of the sight is marked with a Swedish Crown, and “3 4 5 6”, for use with the elevator type base when the sight is flipped down. The front sight is a military blade dovetailed in a base atop the barrel. The left side of the front sight is marked “+0.5” as is its base. The right side of the front sight is marked with a Crown, and the base with a “T”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece stocks are oil finished with slings attached to the butt and forend/handguard band. The forend has finger grooves on both sides. The right side of the stock has a brass bore gauge imbedded in the stock. The outer row of numbers is marked “6,51” and the inner row “6,48”. (See for more information than we can provide here.). The disk is slightly tarnished with verdigris around the edge, which should easily clean-up. There are four holes/indentations just behind the disk to which another plate had been attached. The left side of the stock shows compression marks just below the rear sight, and another at the comb, with 2 long horizontal scratches. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Despite the handling marks indicated, this stock is in Excellent overall condition for a military rifle.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is dark and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows surface loss at the front edge of the barrel, the sides of the front sight base and the front barrel band. The barrel also shows handling marks on the underside above the tip of the cleaning rod. The rear sight shows surface loss and thinning. The screw heads are show slight distress, and retain most of their bluing. The markings are clear and easy to read. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Mechanics: The rifle functions correctly and the action is smooth and locks up tight. We have not fired this rifle.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with an old leather sling with minor surface loss but no cracks, and could use some saddle soap. It is in Very Good condition. The original cleaning rod included with the rifle.

Our Assessment: The Model 1896 rifle in 6.5x55mm was adopted in 1896 for infantry use, replacing the Model 1867-89 Remington rolling block rifle. Swedish production (under license) started in 1898 at Carl Gustafs, and continued until 1925. The Swedish Mauser has a very good reputation for accuracy and even today it is the preferred rifle for Moose hunting in Sweden. This rifle is in outstanding condition, complete with cleaning rod and bore gauge, and while it would make a great deer rifle, it is probably of more interest to the serious collector looking to upgrade their collection of Swedish military rifles.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle is transferable in California.

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

UPS Insured shipping will cost $35. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. (Please obtain a tracking number from your carrier for immediate delivery confirmation of payment). If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.


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CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.75%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

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Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are accepted for material misrepresentation, non disclosed flaws, overrepresentation & damage in shipping. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings (look at our feedback). Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Thank You!

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No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.

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