OBERNDORF Made SWEDISH MAUSER Model 1896 Bolt Action 6.5×55 INFANTRY Rifle
German Made in 1899 C&R
Here we present a C&R Swedish Contract Mauser Model 1896 Bolt Action Rifle made circa 1899 in Oberndorf, Germany, with a production run between 1899 and 1900. The Model 1896 rifle in 6.5×55mm was adopted in 1896 for infantry use, replacing the Model 1867–1889 Remington Rolling Block rifle. Swedish production started in 1898 at Carl Gustafs, but additional rifles were produced by Mauser during 1899 and 1900 because of delays in shipping additional production machinery from Germany to Sweden.
“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. In 1898 production began at Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Swedish Mausers were manufactured by Waffenfabrik Mauser AG in Oberndorf a/N in Germany and in Sweden by Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori and Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Aktiebolag. All Swedish Mausers, whether built in Germany or Sweden, were fabricated using a Swedish-supplied high-grade tool steel alloyed with nickel, copper, and vanadium, a product then noted for its strength and corrosion resistance.
The overall condition is good. Original finish. The numbers match throughout aside from the bolt release and the rear barrel band. The action is excellent. The bore is clean and bright with sharp rifling. The stock shows much use and has a crack near the toe that goes from the butt plate to the rear sling swivel. There is an import mark near the muzzle.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 29 inches.
Caliber: 6.5x55mm Swede
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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