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Old 02-13-2011, 05:02 AM   #1
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Default Swedish Mauser 6.5x55 Model 1894

I recently inherited a Swedish Mauser Model 1894 in 6.5x55. Beyond identifying it, I don't have a clue how to use it. Does anyone know how to release the floorplate? Or how to release the bolt for removal so I can clean it? Does it have a safety? I've read quite a bit about the gun and the round. Everything sounds great. I understand the very short barrel (18") will cost me about 230 fps, depending on the round. But does anyone have an opinion on it's accuracy? Any ideas where I could get a manual in English instead of Swedish? Thanks for your thoughts.

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Old 02-13-2011, 05:34 AM   #2
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Here is an M96 manual. Basicly the same.
http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/swede_m38-m41b-m96.pdf

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If you want to take a drive up here to Sacramento one of these days, I'd be happy to take you through it. It's a great rifle and even though it's a carbine it will be very accurate.

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I just purchased my M-1896 Swedish Mauser yesterday! The links below should be close enough for your M-1894.

Here is a translated manual for a M96

http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/swede_m38-m41b-m96.pdf

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Wow-- that was fast. Thank you all for the info. I'll dive in, and probably have some comments pretty quick. Again, thank you!

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If you are looking for ammo, Samco Global has Swede surplus. Great for targets!!

Prvi Partizan or Igman make VG hunting ammo.

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