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What is a Swedish Mauser?

Swedish Mausers are a family of bolt-action rifles based on an improved variant of Mauser s earlier Model 1893, but using the 6.5×55mm cartridge, and incorporating unique design elements as requested by Sweden. These are the m/94 (Model 1894) carbine, m/96 (Model 1896) long rifle, m/38 (Model 1938) short rifle and m/41 (Model 1941) sniper rifle.

What does Mauser mean?

Mauser, begun as Königliche Waffen Schmieden, is a German arms manufacturer. Their line of bolt-action rifles and semi-automatic pistols have been produced since the 1870s for the German armed forces.

What makes the Mauser so special?

Reliable, state-of-the-art firearm technology, solid one-piece steel structures, the MAUSER double square bridge and exceptional inventive talent are what fascinates hunters all over the world. Hard shell. Hard core. SHORT.

Why arent Mauser rifles called Mauser?

Strictly speaking, these were not Mauser rifles, as they were not engineered or produced by the German company. To take advantage of the widespread and popular German single-shot 8.15×46mmR cartridge for use in a military firearm, a modified Gewehr 98 referred to as a Wehrmannsgewehr was designed.

What kind of rifle is a Swedish Mauser?

Swedish Mausers are a family of bolt-action rifles based on an improved variant of Mausers earlier Model 1893, but using the 6.5×55mm cartridge, and incorporating unique design elements as requested by Sweden. These are the m/94 (Model 1894) carbine, m/96 (Model 1896) long rifle, m/38 (Model 1938) short rifle and m/41 (Model 1941) sniper rifle.

When did the Model 1896 Swedish Mauser come to the US?

Thousands of surplus Model 1896 Swedish Mausers were imported into the U.S. during the 1950s and 1960s, introducing large numbers of American hunters to the Swedish Mauser service rifle. The m/96 became one of the most desirable surplus rifles.

Is the M96 Swedish Mauser a real treasure?

Always considered a jewel among the many fine Mauser rifles made, the Swedish M96 is a real treasure. This gun has the same action as the M94 carbine that preceded it. I was delighted when Hunter’s Lodge sent me a M1896 Swedish Mauser made by Carl Gustafs for review.

When did the M38 Swedish Mauser come out?

The rifle would remain basically unchanged until 1938, when a new shorter model would be introduced known as the M38 Swedish Mauser. While the Germans have always been known for their craftsmanship, the Sweds took craftsmanship to a new level with the Swedish Mauser.

Why was the Mauser rifle so popular?

Paul Mauser designed his bolt action rifles as military arms first and foremost. He understood the rigors of warfare, that these rifles would need to function in mud, rain, dust, sand and ice, and function perfectly: the lives of those using them would depend on that.

Why is the Mauser 98 considered a masterpiece?

“It (the Mauser 98) was Mauser’s masterpiece. Every little improvement that Mauser could ever think of, all sorts of little tiny details were added together and they formed what you may call the ultimate bolt action system, and even today companies are still making rifles with that bolt action.”

Why did Paul Mauser make two different versions of the Mauser?

Paul Mauser created two different variations of the same rifle, one with a stock strengthened with a barrel shroud and a traditional design following the layout of the 71 series in hope he might be able to overturn the commissions decision, or at least sell his design to the Kingdom of Bavaria, which adopted its own arms.

What is a Mauser M98 standard expert?

The Mauser M98 Standard Expert is made as a lighter weight sporting/stalking rifle and is made in a selection of popular standard calibers; 7×57, .308 Winchester, .30-06, 8.57IS, and 9.3×62. This rifle is fitted with a 22″/56cm barrel giving the rifle an overall length of 43.5″/110.5cm.

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