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Swdish Mauser. Deal or no deal?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rocinante, Jan 21, 2008.

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  1. rocinante

    rocinante Member

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    From what I gather Swedish Mauser is an excellent long range rifle accurate out to 600 yards. I am not interested in hunting just having a rifle I could develop long range shooting skills with. Is the rifle I am presenting in this add perceived as a good value? Is there an aftermarket left handed stock available?

    Sporterized Swedish Mauser – 6.5x55

    Based on Carl Gustaf M38 carbine. Good overall shape, with strong bluing.

    This was sporterized before I got it. Numbers on the receiver and bolt match, floorplate does not. Leupold 1-piece base & rings, Charles Daly (by Weaver) 4x scope. I added a Boyd’s drop-in trigger, but still have the orig. trigger parts.

    $350 OBO

    If the buyer reloads, I’ve got the following also for sale for an additional $100:

    Lee 3-die 6.5x55 set

    100 once fired Winchester brass
    20 twice fired PMC brass

    80 Speer 140 gr. SP Spitzer
    80 Hornady 160 gr. RN
    60 Sierra 140 gr. Spitzer BT
    80 Sierra 140 gr. HPBT Match
    80 Sierra 142 gr. HPBT Match

    I’ll only sell the reloading items separately if the buyer of the rifle does not want them.

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  2. JesseL

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    I may be a little confused. You are looking for a rifle for long range paper punching and this is an advertisement for a rifle you may be interested in? You're also left-handed and wondering if a lefty stock is available for this rifle?

    Although the rifle looks pretty decent and Swedish Mausers have a reputation for accuracy and good long range ballistics; I think you would be happier if you bought a new left-handed Savage rifle chambered for something like .243 Win.
     
  3. Hokkmike

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    I'm confused also. Are you buying or selling?
     
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    Sorry for the confusion. The rifle is for sale. I posted the advertisement to get an idea if the readers here thought it would be a good rifle and value for long range paper punching.

    I do think I will pass on it and save my money for a new left handed model such as the savage JesseL mentioned.
     
  5. High Planes Drifter

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    Ah, your interested in buying the rifle and want some opinions on it.
    Its up to you, but I think Id pass on that imparticular rifle.


    Reason : You indicated that you wanted to develop long range shooting ability. Im assuming you are interested in learning open-sight long range shooting.(?) If you want to learn on a Swedish Masuer, Samco has Swede's for $170.00. They also have K31 Swiss rifles for $200.00; which is another superb rifle to develop long range marksmanship. These are unmodified/unsportirized military rifles. To some, that means nothing. However, the value of unmodified Swedes has gone up in recent years.
     
  6. Hokkmike

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    Most are more $$$$. These are advertised in "fair" condition.
     
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    From the sounds of it, possibly the seller tried doing some load development for the rifle and is selling it because it didn't shoot satisfactorily enough? That would raise a potential red flag for me.

    A really good m38 in original condition probably would fetch that much money, but a run of the mill sporterization maybe 1/2 that much.
     
  8. CB900F

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    Rocinante;

    I'm a lefty also, and am interested in obtaining a Swede. I'd pass on the one shown too.

    Six hundred yards is about the break point between varmint rigs, heavy hunters, and the 1000 yard F-class guys. The Swede is an excellent cartridge & has won at least one international Palma 1000 yard match that I know of. But the gun shown is not where I'd want to be, I also know that.

    Then again, you haven't informed us of what the budget might be for getting what you want, you've only given us the cost of the gun shown. LHB Swedes are very rare animals. If the caliber itself isn't a critical factor, there's lefties available in other calibers that'd fill the bill.

    Tikka makes very good guns with left bolts. Furthermore, Tikka's have an enviable reputation for accuracy. Though a new Tikka will be more than $350.00. Savage also makes guns in LHB that have no trouble finding posters here at THR to sing their praises. As far as that goes, it's now possible to build or buy an totally left handed AR platform. With the AR you can literally build what you want. And the AR, being a military service platform, has a lot of 600 yard info about it. It's used in military target competitions.

    Don't forget to try the used racks at whatever gun emporiums are within a reasonable distance of you also. There can be some outstanding values just waiting to be picked up at far less than new price.

    900F
     
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