Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles



Swedish Mauser
Carl Gustaf M96

Calibre 6.5x55mm
Date: 1925
Serial No: 425323
Price: £525 - Sold

Very Good Condition

Silver Presentation Plate, Translates as: Manufacturers Special Prize 1926

The Model 1896 rifle in 6.5×55mm (6,5 mm Gevär m/96) was adopted in 1896 for infantry use, replacing the Model 1867–1889 Remington rolling block rifle in 8×58mmR Danish Krag.

Swedish production started in 1898 at Carl Gustafs, but additional rifles were produced by Mauser during 1899 and 1900 because of delays in shipping additional production machinery from Germany to Sweden.

Standard production at Carl Gustafs continued until 1925, but approximately 18,000 m/96 rifles were manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB during World War II for civilian marksmanship training.

Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori manufactured 475,000 m/1896 rifles between 1896 and 1925 & latter examples upto 1932 were assembled from existing spares

1926 Factory Prize Rifle

Fitted with the Genuine & removable FSR Pistol Grip & Pramm Target Sights. The original military rear sight has been removed as it would obscure the
target sight, but the spring & cross pin are still present.

The rifle is fitted with a genuine swedish mauser sling & has a QD front sling swivel.

With the addition of the pistol grip & traget sights, this is a really nice rifle to shoot

Nearly all matching including the cleaning rod, the only item I can see not matching is the cocking piece

This example is in Very Good Condition for a rifle that is now 94 years old and has a good shooting grade bore