22lrfan· Premium Member
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I've never collected any of the foreign military rifles but I found one today at a pawn shop that I may buy. It was a bolt-action marked Carl Gustaf 1920 on the top of the receiver ring. All the numbers I found on it matched. It has a threaded barrel. It was in very good condition and the bore looked good. The price tag on it just said "Mauser, 7.62 caliber". From the pictures I've found on the internet I believe it's a model 96, but everything I read says they were all 6.5x55. Were any made in 7.62 or do you think they have marked it wrong? They are holding it for me till Monday. When I go back I'm going to take a 6.5 and .30 bullet with me to see which fits the bore. Is there anything I should check before I buy it? And most importantly, what is the average value of a good condition model 96? They are asking $100 for it. Thanks in advance.