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Swedish M38
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:41:36 PM »
Picked this up at a flea market of all places last weekend....who.had experience with them?



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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 07:48:38 PM »
    I've got an 1896 full length rifle and love it! Absolute tack-driver and the penetration is impressive.

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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 07:49:02 PM »
    Not worth shooting, just send it to me for disposal... ;) .  Great rifles, accurate, low recoil, good ballistics, and you are so lucky.
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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 08:09:16 PM »
    There was a 38 Type 1 on the rack at my LGS last time I was there for under four bills. As usual, I'm kicking myself for not picking it up. :banghead
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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 08:10:13 PM »
    Lucky......how about I got it for $150 lucky :-)

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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 08:28:36 PM »
    I have a little experience with them.

    I'd like to have more experience with them but I keep getting outbid every time I see one come up for sale!

    Right now, I only one Swede in my collection. Mine's a Husqvarna made M38, and I felt lucky to pay twice what you paid. I'd like to add at least a M96, but I can't find any locally for less than $350. May be time to hit Gunbroker?

    IMHO, the Swede Mauser is one of the best milsurps out there.

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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #6 on: August 07, 2013, 09:30:00 PM »
    Swedes are awesome. I need one. It is one gaping hole in my first-half 20th century milsurp collection.

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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 09:38:27 PM »
    Head up to the Delaware flea market Mike....be surprised some of the stuff there
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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 09:41:47 PM »
    Apparently I need to! I've not seen one down this way.

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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 07:24:01 PM »
    I am SOOOO excited:

      It's maybe worse than it looks: but I won an auctionarms/gunauction M96 Swedish Mauser for $255.  It's got some wear but I haven't seen a non-sporterized Swede locally for under $400. Milsurps aren't popular here, but the Swede Mausers get snapped up around here.  (I honestly think it's because Montana has a super-dense population with swede backgrounds).   it DOES have a threaded muzzle, but that only bothers the collector, not me  :cool


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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 08:04:37 PM »
    Swedes get snapped up everywhere. They're seriously great rifles. Great craftsmanship, great ergonomics, great cartridge, great lines, and (often) great condition.

    I still need one.

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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013, 08:16:27 PM »
    Threaded barrel is good,! 

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    Re: Swedish M38
    « Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 04:28:58 PM »
     Wooohoo!!!

    My M96 showed up yesterday, nice shape, smooth action, great bore.  Shoots good (the misses on a 14" 250 yard plate were totally my fault).

    Here's a link to the gun I got (I blame the fact that they take WAAAY better pictures than me).

    http://www.gunauction.com/buy/12271924

    One thing the pictures don't show (easily): is stamped on the receiver alongside the "1917" markings, is a "SA" inside a box, meaning it was used by Finland in the 1939 Winter War/and/or Continuation War.

     Not a huge price bump but immensely more interesting to me personally  :D
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