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
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