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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhenry View Post
    They are all Carl Gustafs. The straight handle one with the sling & the turned down one are dated 1901. The straight handled one w/o a sling is dated 1908.

    They are so long that good photos are beyond my talents.

    The turned down bolt specimen is not a Frankenstein: the bolt # matches with the receiver#. I don't know how rare they are......I do know that you don't see very many. It is all original.

    The straight bolt rifles have been used in CMP competition & the OEM front sight blade has been removed (they shoot high with the OEM blade) & replaced with a taller item that we sourced from Brownell. They are extremely accurate.

    All 3 stock discs show #1 bbl. markings.

    I tried to show better shots of the turned down bolt rifle (horizontal).

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    I have exactly one, don’t know anything about it, small ring med. large ? I don’t know the difference. Whoever built this rifle was top notch in the 70’s. Beautifully polished and blued with a 22” Shilen 338-06 AI.Glass bedded and pillard ,fantastic trigger and floor plate release and trigger guard, recessed sling swivels.It does have a flaming bomb on the right side in front of the ejection cutout. It is a temperamental rifle it loves new 30-06 brass expanded, lo .338” and 52 grs of Varget and 210 gr. bullets. I get about 2 maybe 3 reloadings then misfires or just will not go bang, I have read this can be a problem with some AI chambers and Mauser actions. I do love this rifle. My elk in the timber rifle, the 338-06 is about perfect.
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    Wouldn't mind seeing another picture of that one Randy.
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    Try these, it’s a Argentine 1898 ? the gunsmith didn’t ruin the stampings.
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    My 1917 Carl Gustav.
    18 years ago I had owned my first Swede. I fell in love with the 6.5 cartridge and that rifle. I like their lines, how they balance in the hand, the beautiful workmanship and just holding them. And they are fun to shoot.
    Then a life style change forced the sale of it and many other nice rifles that will never be replaced. But, I kept thinking about how much I enjoyed the Swede.

    Fast forward to January, cabin fever is driving me bonkers so I took the short drive to my local stock everything, gunshop. After looking at several rifles and discussing re-barreling, I gave up on that idea as insanely expensive. Back in the corner of the mil-surp rack I spotted a decent Swede. It had a lot of battle scares on the stock, I mean lots of them. And it was greasy, I felt I needed gloves to handle it there was so much grease on it. Since it had been there for two years, they made a reasonable offer if I would take it home. It is a matching number rifle with the exception of a replacement handguard.

    Closer inspection shows no import marks. But it is cover in arsenal grease, dried, hard and yuck. No one had been shooting it for certain. But, the stock had just as much grease on it. There would be no holding and fondling this rifle until I could degrease it. And that is where the problems began. I found that Brownell's DeSolve would take most of the grease off, but not the underlying oil. The oil was as bad as the grease for leaving a sticky to the touch stock. I mentioned in another post that I was going to have to refinish the stock I you would think I had committed the one unpardonable sin. But, I wanted to enjoy my rifle, not set it in the safe and leave it for my kids to deal with some day.
    The overall condition of the wood was mostly good but, the butt was showing a lot of weather/water damage. It reminded my of many of the Swiss K-31's I had seen. And there was the battle scares, bumps, dings and dents. The stock is a light wood, probably maple, it was hard to be 100% certain. It is not walnut nor elm. After much discussion it was determined to be very common beech wood.

    Beginning with Easy Off oven cleaner and not getting good results, I finally settled on a strong degreaser for removing oil stains from concrete. It is very thin and did a great job of soaking in and raising the dents. It took three applications followed by a hot water rinse each time. The wood is now dry to the touch, no longer oily or leaving me with the need to wash my hands after handling it. But it looks splotchy, the color is uneven. I cannot put a new finish on it looking like this and I am NOT going to put a walnut oil finish on it to cover up the uneveness. I want it to look like it was intended. So, the next step was get a jug of household bleach and soak the wood. Now it is all a single color, and a new challenge was getting the stock to match the replacement handguard. After a light sanding with 320 grit, by hand, never ever use power tools to work on a stock, I found a wood stain called gunstock. from the pictures it looked like a near perfect match. One coat and yes, it is just right. Next is three coats of Old English Red Root oil, one coat a day followed by three coats of hardener and then hand rubbing it smooth with the palm of my hand. Finally I gave it a good coat of Finish, paste wax.
    After all that the stock still looks military, all the battle scars are still very visible and it is a pleasure to hold and admire.

    Did I ruin the value of my rifle as the purists claim, I think not. It looks near original, it is now a shooter as I want. It will never be less than I paid for it and I have a rifle I can pass on to my daughter when the time comes and she will know that dad loved this rifle.


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    i don't have nothing special, but here it is........

    91 sporterized argentine in 7.65x53


    husqvarna m46 in 9.3x57


    93 spanish mauser(made in 1926 by oviedo) in 7x57


    my project rifle is the m93. soon, i will have the dayton speed lock kit and the safety. it will need d&t to put on a scope base. then i'm going to a green mountain barrel in 7mm. my gunsmith will do the threading, chamber to 7x57, headspace and crown the barrel. then i'll try my hand at bluing the barrel with oxpho blue. i haven't decided on the stock but it will be a either a classic sporter or mannlicher.




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    Wandering thru a gun show a couple years ago I find this Spanish M1916. Didn't know anything about Mausers, but was already set up to load .308, and looked like it would be fun to shoot against my Mosin, Enfield, and 03A3. Couldn't get on with the tiny v-notch rear sight so put a scope on it. It shoots Berry plated 150's over 2400 fairly well. Had my cataracts out so might try those iron sights again. At $250 all in it's provided some cheap entertainment.
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    got two small rings, spanish FR-7 and a 1916 both chambered in 7.62x51 both still wear the orig wood, mounted a pistol scope on the 1916 and havn't got to shoot it yet. the FR-7 is very accurate with the Iron sights. can't post pic's, can't figure out on how to hook browne box camera to the computer.

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    Few years ago I found this sporter, built 8x57 first trimester 1914.
    G98 barrel slightly shortened, unfortunately reblued, Gerard scope, now 8x60S.
    It seems sporter carbines were used by both sides in ww1, as you can see on this pic from the movie "All quiet on the western front".

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    Hey Guys,

    Here is my 1891 Argentine, still in 7.65x53 with Weaver Mounts & Weaver K4 Scope, cut & welded Bolt Handle. When I purchased it had a broken Firing Pin, which cost more to replace than I paid for the rifle. Birth date unknown as Crown is ground off, numbers did match before my Gunsmith screwed up the receiver and had to replace it with another.

    And my 1902 Model 38 Swede, still in 6.5x55 with Weaver Mounts & Tasco World Class 3-9x50 Scope, cut & welded Bolt Handle, threaded portion of muzzle faced off & crowned, set in a Ram-Line Composite Stock. This one must have been re-worked at one time as the Barrel was shortened but it still had the straight Bolt Handle, all numbers match. I refer to this as my "Black Military Type Rifle", I do carry it Deer Hunting and love how it shoots.

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    it is still a beautiful piece.

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    Did I ruin the value of my rifle as the purists claim, I think not. It looks near original, it is now a shooter as I want. It will never be less than I paid for it and I have a rifle I can pass on to my daughter when the time comes and she will know that dad loved this rifle.


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    make sure you pass off that wonderful "History" to your daughter before it's lost.
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    Here's the S&W Model D, based on the Small Ring Mauser 98 action by Husqvarna, aka the Husqvarna Model 1640.


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    93 Mauser, chambered in 8mm IHMSA. A Spike Camp stock from Boyd's.

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    Pietro that’s a simply elegant rifle I want one of those and don’t care what it’s chambered for.

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