SHS49 - Swedish Mauser 1896

SHS-49: Swedish Mauser

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are looking at a rifle and caliber combination near and dear to my heart: An 1896 Swedish Mauser chambered in the fantastic 6.5×55 Swede. 

What we call around here the “original 6.5 Creedmoor”. Which it really is. 

The specs: 

  • Make: Carl Gustaf.
  • Model: 1896 Long Rifle. 
  • Caliber: 6.5 Swede (6.5×55). 
  • Date of production: 1920.
  • Action: Mechanical turn bolt. 
  • Serial numbers: matching. 
  • Sight range: Iron:300-2000 meters. 
  • Importer: SARCO.
  • Bolt face: Excellent condition. 
  • Wood: Average. See video. 
  • Barrel: Good. Strong lands and grooves. Has one spot that might be FOD or grease. 
  • Cleaning rod: Yes. Threads intact. 

Special note: The dealer told me something about the butt-plate but for the life of me, I can’t seem to recall what it is. If you know what he must have been talking about? Please leave a comment below for my benefit. 


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