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help with identification of an old rifle (CARL GUSTAFS STAD)

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by bobu, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. bobu

    bobu Salem Member

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    So my father in-law saw my Mosin and thought I might have an interest in this rifle. I have found info on the manufacturer describing it as a sedish mauser. One question I have is if the barrel has been modified? This gun belonged to my father in-laws brother who served in vietnam and passed away over 15 years ago. no import marks so i don't know if he brought it back from vietnam? any info from those with more experience would be appreciated.

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  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Swedish Mauser. I don't know if its a factory sporter or was modified after the fact to a Manlicher style stock...
     
  3. bobu

    bobu Salem Member

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    Thanks for the reply. If they made a rifle in this configuration I believe it is original, didn't know if original was a possibility. If it was modified they concealed it well. Anyway the fact that you mentioned a factory sporter helps out.
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I know some of the Mauser factories did factory sporters between the wars. I think Erfurt, Danzig, and Oberndorf come to mind. I don't know if the Gustaf factory did, but it's at least possible. The grip area of the stock is similar to factory military stock. The best book on Mausers is "Mauser Bolt Rifles" by Ludwig Olson. Its harder to find, but its by far and away the best reference for the variations of the Mauser rifles...
     
  5. bobu

    bobu Salem Member

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    I found the book available on Amazon, we'll see what I find there. Thanks again for your help
     
  6. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    It's a swedish mauser 6.5x55. Looks like a carbine as they had the full length mannlicher stock. What's the barrel length? If it's right around 16" it's a carbine (known as the m94). It is not a complete rifle it is missing the wood heat sheild and the stock (if original) should have a finger goove forend it's hard to tell in the pictures. As well as a sling mount on the side of the butt end of the stock and usually a rifle inspection plate just forward of the sling mount. It's a nice rifle either way just not as valuable as one in it's original configuration.
     
  7. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    What he said. I had never bothered googling a swedish carbine. Bolt looks like the correct bend for a carbine thought...

    Interesting look. Most of the Mauser's I get are neked actions...
     
  8. bobu

    bobu Salem Member

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    The rifle inspection plate is missing and the sling mounts have been filled. There are shallow finger grooves near the rear sight. I'll have to take a closer look at the fore end of the stock to see if it looks like there was an upper originally mated to it. My father in-law's brother refinished the stock years ago and filled the sling mounts. As for value, not really a big deal since I won't be selling it anyway just wanted to know more about it. I really appreciate the input from you guys.