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Another Swede thread

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bob F., Sep 20, 2007.

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  1. Bob F.

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    Finally got around to trying some pics of my Swedes. Rather than hijack, thought I'd start another.
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    See if this works, still learning.

    Thanks.
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  2. BillinNH

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    Tell us about the guns. M96 in the imddle and a m38 on bottom, but don't recognize the top

    Bill
     
  3. Bob F.

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    Top one's a "Bubba'd" '96. Bought it and the other '96 for 100bucks each some years ago. Like to have truck load of 'em at that price. Problem is, the one I bubba'd is (was) ALL matching #'s, including stock parts. Too soon old, too late smart!

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  4. cracked butt

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    Bottom one is a bubba'd M94 or 94/14- most of these rifles were bubba'd, hence the reason for the rediculous prices an untouched example comands.
     
  5. cracked butt

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    I bet its a real nice shooter though.
    Its sort of a dilema with these swedes- they can't be shot to their full potentioal unless a scope is moutned on them- they are one of the few milsurps worthy of good glass.
     
  6. Bob F.

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    CB: Maybe a 94 Carbine as it has a 18" bbl. See if I can post 3 pics: rear sight, CG 1909, and a target with the scoped 96 bubba!
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    The target was from sandbags with a Bushnell. Bubba's wearing Nikon now!

    MY "2000 Standard Catalog of Firearms" doesn't have enough info. Insight/input welcome. Also loads for the shorter bbls w/120gr bullets. Seems most are using RL22 with 140's.

    Thanks!
    Bob

    PS: Dang they have Lllooonnnngggg throats! Is Lapau brass longer necked than Win?
     
  7. cracked butt

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    The bottom is definately a 94 or 94/14. It even looks like it has a muzzle extension welded on to bring the barrel to 18." The barrel would have been 17.7" but it was too short to import at the time it was imported.

    Is it the bottom carbine with the 1907 date? My 94/14 carbine is also from 1907.
     
  8. cracked butt

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    FWIW here's a few picture of my 94/14 as I found it and in the bottom picture as it is right now.

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  9. Bob F.

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    Nice guns C-B! Looks like your 94 has a sight similar to the 96. I'd love to mount a "scout scope" on the rear sight without drilling and tapping, but if it's already been bubbad, what the heck!!?? Also wanna work up a load for a 160 gr. Gotta be a helleva brush gun!!

    Bob
     
  10. iamkris

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    Here's my Swedes...

    1903 Carl Gustav on top

    1900 Mauser Obendorf on bottom

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  11. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    That's most assuredly the rear sight for a 94, Bob. Wish I'd known you 20 years ago or I'd have traded you a good pre-chopped stock for that 94 and save you the trouble of working one over.

    CB, that's an exceptional 94 you have. Just remember, I'm always looking for another nice, unmolested 94.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  12. BillinNH

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    Not to change the subject but what kind of MV do you 94 owners get out of those 18 inch barrels? Is it still an effective deer rifle?

    Bill
     
  13. cracked butt

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    nope, it has the exact same sight as your 94:)
     
  14. cracked butt

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    I'm not sure if this is going to help any, but I've only shot cast loads through my 94. The cast loads that I've chrono'd from the M96s at ~1600fps drop to around 1450fps in the M94. I would expect a velocity drop of 100-150fps from full power loads as well which would still keep the velocity plenty high enough for whitetail hunting.
     
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    Pretty much any swede that is bedded correctly and not completely shot out will shoot like that:cool: My M41b (basicly a handpicked m96 with a few modifications and a scope mounted to it) will shoot small groups until the barrel heats up.

    Here's a picture that gives a glimpse of what the M96 I have pictured above can do. I shot this target on the first day I got the rifle, pulled th first shot because I wasn't expecting such a light trigger. After that, all of the planets aligned and I must have been in the zone that day because the next 4 shots went into less than 3/4"

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    I'm usually good for 1.5" groups with iron sights on milsurps if the rifle is capable of it- all of my swedes and Swiss rifles have been so far.
     
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    Here's the one I like to show off:

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  17. BillinNH

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    <I'm not sure if this is going to help any, but I've only shot cast loads through my 94. The cast loads that I've chrono'd from the M96s at ~1600fps drop to around 1450fps in the M94. I would expect a velocity drop of 100-150fps from full power loads as well which would still keep the velocity plenty high enough for whitetail hunting.>

    Actually, that is very helpful. Looks like the shorter barrel may bring the effective range in somewhat but it should be useful for deer at frequently encountered ranges. Here in New England most deer are shot within 100 yards. It would really be interesting to have a Swede with a barrel length of 20 inches or less. I'll start checking the gun shows and auction sites.

    Bill
     
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  19. Bob F.

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    Rabbit: All I've done to the stubby is change the front sight blade. It was bubba'd when I got it. I quickly gave $250 for it. I love the round and I love short rifles! A marriage made in ah, well, Sweden!

    Kris: pretty!!!!

    Bob
     
  20. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    Yeah, the 94 is pretty much the ideal (sized) rifle in a nearly perfect caliber for lots of things on the continent, in my opinion. I acquired mine from a foot locker full of shoes my grandmother bought at an estate sale. It was disassembled and wrapped in oil paper in the bottom, underneath all the shoes. She figured my grandfather would wear the shoes and asked if I'd like to have 'those gun parts'. Some unknown Bubba put buckhorn sights on it and a ramped 50's vintage front sight on it. The stock was whittled away to nearly not enough and was in the white- ok, well, it was stripped and full of oil. I refinished it anyway, but later put a rynite stock on it along with a Dayton-Traister trigger.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  21. ROMAK IV

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    I'm trying to get a 96, already have a Ljungman. Really nice one, got it at a great price. It shoots well, but seems somewhat temperamental towards ammunition. It also trashes about 1/3 of the brass, even when I use a dry film lube. The 96 I'm trying to get seems in pretty decent shape, will all matching numbers. Hopefully I can afford it the week after next.
     
  22. lencac

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    Ok, Ok, more pics of Swedes. The M96 is a total #s matching, perfect condition Swede and the M38 is a Husqvarna 1943 with a flash hider in near new condition. The CG 63 is just plain spectacular and the M41B sniper is 1900 Oberndorf made. :neener:
     

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