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Not sure where to put this post to be honest. Whether here, or in the Good Deals Thread or in For Sale (even though it's not mine). I've just found a beautiful M96 Swedish Mauser manufactured by Carl Gustafs with a date of 1911 stamped on the barrel. Shiny bore with strong rifling, a nice stick with very few handling marks, no rust or pitting anywhere that I could see, and lots of matching numbers. Tag said 6.5 Swede. The stock has the 2nd style disk intact and a metal range plate tacked there as well. A beautiful gun located at Extreme Outdoors in McComb, MS. That's in Southwest Mississippi in Pike County on Hwy 98W just a little way off of I-55. Asking price was $425. Sorry, but they wouldn't let me take any pictures. Said the guy who traded the gun was an older gentleman and talked of using it to shoot long range competitions with. Again, Asking price was $425.

I would love to have it, but my priorities are elsewhere at the moment.
 

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Oh I would love to have that one.
 

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That sounds like one worth making the trip down
from Jackson to get for sure, I have one a lot
like it that I bought from a cousin who first
introduced me to the '96 Mausers and the
6.5x55 cartridge and how good it was with
low recoil and superb inherent accuracy.
Since you found it in McComb, Mr. Doug
ought to snap that one up before anyone
else gets there unless he is the "elderly"
gentleman who pawned it in the first place
but I seriously doubt that possibility given
that he could sell it in a heartbeat here on
the forum for more money than that by a
long shot.
 
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That sounds like one worth making the trip down
from Jackson to get for sure, I have one a lot
like it that I bought from a cousin who first
introduced me to the '96 Mausers and the
6.5x55 cartridge and how good it was with
low recoil and superb inherent accuracy.
Since you found it in McComb, Mr. Doug
ought to snap that one up before anyone
else gets there unless he is the "elderly"
gentleman who pawned it in the first place
but I seriously doubt that possibility given
that he could sell it in a heartbeat here on
the forum for more money than that by a
long shot.
Extreme Outdoors isn't a pawn shop. More of a Hunting and Firearms supply type place. Started out as a speed shop. I'm sure the guys at EO know Mr. Doug. They didn't mention any names but said he talked about wearing a shooting jacket with it while competing, so it very well could have been him. Who knows.
 

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Love my m96.. found lightly modded in a pawn shop in purl last summer for $129 :)
The cousin I bought my all matching M96 from
and I bought several Swedes from the old
Mississippi Shooter Supply on South State Street
for around $75 per but that was in the early to
mid '90s, you got a bargain Rw at that price
these days.
 
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Extreme Outdoors isn't a pawn shop. More of a Hunting and Firearms supply type place. Started out as a speed shop. I'm sure the guys at EO know Mr. Doug. They didn't mention any names but said he talked about wearing a shooting jacket with it while competing, so it very well could have been him. Who knows.
Chris, I misspoke, blame that on 71 year old eyes that
misread the post and thought that it was a pawn shop
instead of a regular gun shop, my mistake.
 
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Is that what's in the old McBride Speed Shop now?
Hmmm..I don't think so. This place is where Joe's Tractor Company used to be. After the tractor company went out of business, some guys moved into it and made it a speed shop.. didn't last long though. Became Extreme Outdoors.
 
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Ok I have only been in the old Joe's place once with a friend, so didn't remember the name.

Unless something has changed, I won't be going back after the way they treated Tim
 

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Great price for a gun shop on one, but is just market (person to person). Always nice to be able to handle one before buying. ...may have an SA mark or some other unique traits
 

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Not sure where to put this post to be honest. Whether here, or in the Good Deals Thread or in For Sale (even though it's not mine). I've just found a beautiful M96 Swedish Mauser manufactured by Carl Gustafs with a date of 1911 stamped on the barrel. Shiny bore with strong rifling, a nice stick with very few handling marks, no rust or pitting anywhere that I could see, and lots of matching numbers. Tag said 6.5 Swede. The stock has the 2nd style disk intact and a metal range plate tacked there as well. A beautiful gun located at Extreme Outdoors in McComb, MS. That's in Southwest Mississippi in Pike County on Hwy 98W just a little way off of I-55. Asking price was $425. Sorry, but they wouldn't let me take any pictures. Said the guy who traded the gun was an older gentleman and talked of using it to shoot long range competitions with. Again, Asking price was $425.

I would love to have it, but my priorities are elsewhere at the moment.
I'm not very well versed on the Swedish Mauser's. Can anyone tell me why so many of these that I'm finding online have threaded barrels? I'm assuming it's for a muzzle brake of some type for competition shooting.
 

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I'm not very well versed on the Swedish Mauser's. Can anyone tell me why so many of these that I'm finding online have threaded barrels? I'm assuming it's for a muzzle brake of some type for competition shooting.
m no expert, but was told some years back it was for attaching a blank firing device.
 

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The barrels were threaded for training purposes. The Swedes used wooden bullet training ammo and they were having injuries so they threaded the barrel to accept a bullet shredder. A rifle designated for training and fitted with the threaded barrel was designated a M96b. Nothing wrong with these...half mine have the threaded barrel and they shoot great. The flash suppressors you see are after market and frowned on by collectors (and they affect accuracy).

Pic of wooden bullet training ammo and also the indoor gallery ammo.




Pic of bullet shredder:

 

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Any news on this?
 
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The barrels were threaded for training purposes. The Swedes used wooden bullet training ammo and they were having injuries so they threaded the barrel to accept a bullet shredder. A rifle designated for training and fitted with the threaded barrel was designated a M96b. Nothing wrong with these...half mine have the threaded barrel and they shoot great. The flash suppressors you see are after market and frowned on by collectors (and they affect accuracy).

Pic of wooden bullet training ammo and also the indoor gallery ammo.




Pic of bullet shredder:

Stew is correct; the Swedish Lösa Patroner "blanks" actually have a wooden projectile and in training they found the projectile needed to be rendered non-lethal hence the shredder which only fit the threaded barrels. The threaded barrel models used a polyurethane ring to protect the threads but there are aftermarket thread protectors made of aluminum, which I have. Unfortunately many importers removed & discarded the original polyurethane rings when the Swedes came into the U.S.
 
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