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Old 11-10-2011, 10:42 PM   #11
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JP, Have you bought one of the M41B snipers from sarco? I read a bunch of complaints and praise? Seems to be a luck of the draw? Many people were complaining about getting pieced together ones..
That is why in the other thread I had mentioned that they don't have all matching serial numbers, this was the norm, not the exception. My rifle is built on a 1907 receiver. When they were built into snipers/M41b version in the 1950's they were taken apart and put back together using parts. The receiver will match the bolt and the base will match the scope mount. Since most standard M96's and M38's are found matching I guess that is what people expect, but this is not a standard rifle. The M41 had both Swedish and German Ajack optics. In the early 1950's they rifle was standardized using only the German Ajack scope. All of these scopes are German pre-war optics.

I've had my M41b for about 4 years, it is not a matching rifle, but well worth the money.
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Thanks Jp, Looks like ill have go with the M41B, its the only one I can afford!!

I really like this K31-55, but its $4,000!! (If I had that much burning a hole in my pocket, I woulda already ordered it!)

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Therewolf- actually the other way around- we were making the rifle in .303 Enfield. When the war started, they switched over to making it in 30-06 for our guys- look up Eddystone. Al York used one.
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A pretty nice, affordable sniper's rifle would be a French M1949 or M1949/56 with the APX-L.806 telescope.
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A pretty nice, affordable sniper's rifle would be a French M1949 or M1949/56 with the APX-L.806 telescope.
A shop I use to visit had a M1949 that was awesome. At the time I had no line on 7.5x54, so I did pass. Sorry I did. It was about 18 years ago. Had a $300.00 price tag. I was buying Vet bring back K98's and No4mk1* Enfields for 125.00 to 150.00 at the time.
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A pretty nice, affordable sniper's rifle would be a French M1949 or M1949/56 with the APX-L.806 telescope.
Looks to be a awesome rifle!! It would be neat to get one of the .30-06 versions
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Therewolf- actually the other way around- we were making the rifle in .303 Enfield. When the war started, they switched over to making it in 30-06 for our guys- look up Eddystone. Al York used one.
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I have a 6.5X55 Swedish Mauser and it is one fine shooting rifle. In fact, it is my favorite rifle to shoot! The trigger is glass smooth and the trajectory is as flat as a laser with hand loaded ammo. The factory ammo I have shot through mine hasn't performed as well as I would have liked but since I started handloading accuracy has improved tremendously. The 129 grain Hornady SST bullet and IMR 4064 have been a winning combination for me. Unfortunately, my range only goes out to 200 yards and I do not have a scope mounted on mine so I can not attest for its accuracy in terms of MOA.
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