Scoping older foreign made rifles, such as the Model 96 Swedish Mauser, results in fine shooting rifles.
by Norman E. Johnson
The rifle being scoped here is a Model 96 bolt action Swedish Mauser. Swedish-made actions were proof tested with load pressures up to 66,000 PSI and provided with gas venting holes.
This particular rifle was made by the Carl Gustaf’s firm in Sweden. The receiver is dated 1918 while some were made as late as the 1940s. The receiver inscription reads, “Carl Gustaf Stade-Gevarstaktori 1918”.
Read more in our September 2013 issue. Back issues are available.