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surplusaddict 12-16-2013 08:39 PM

1896 swede mauser issue.
 
I tried opening the bolt when the safety was in the middle position and it wont work. Please help.

string1946 12-16-2013 09:17 PM

I am sure not a mauser expert though I do have several, one being a Swede. If your bolt unlocks when the safety is moved to the left position then remove it and strip it and give it a good cleaning, oiling and inspection and go from there. If that doesn't work then you may have to remove the safety and do the same to it. I'm sure someone with a lot more knowledge than myself will be along to give you better advice. Good luck.

JWagner 12-16-2013 11:30 PM

I recently got a M96 Swedish Mauser. The bolt on mine can only be opened when the safety is fully to the left; it will not open with the safety straight up. From what I have seen on various Mausers, the operation of the bolt varies from model to model. Some have a 3 position safety, while some have only a 2 position action. So far, the Mausers I have seen have used the fully to the left position as the "fire" position. Straight up and fully right are "safe" positions. Just for fun go to Youtube and see what is offered for operating info on the Swedish Mauser.

surplusaddict 12-16-2013 11:59 PM

Thanks it all makes sense now, I didn't know to much about early mausers.

303tom 12-17-2013 01:04 AM

I just went & checked, none of mine will open with the safety straight up !..............

surplusaddict 12-17-2013 01:44 AM

I was so mad when I got it home. I thought great now I have to fix it. Lol. The marking disc reads "0" on both bore and rust erosion. What a great find for $400!

303tom 12-17-2013 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by surplusaddict (Post 1460724)
I was so mad when I got it home. I thought great now I have to fix it. Lol. The marking disc reads "0" on both bore and rust erosion. What a great find for $400!

Pictures, I have never seen one with 0 in the bore wedge !.............

string1946 12-17-2013 01:14 PM

I guess you never get too old to learn. I thought all Mauser safeties worked the same. I have 7, one being Swedish and all mine will allow the bolt to open with the saftey in the up or middle position.

303tom 12-17-2013 01:36 PM

Ol Dummy Me !...........Yes they will, I was trying mine uncocked..........

string1946 12-17-2013 02:15 PM

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Ol Dummy Me !...........Yes they will, I was trying mine uncocked..........

LOL. Glad it was someone else this time. That usually the part I play. Yes thats the way mine works. cocked, left is fire, bolt unlocked, center safe with bolt unlocked, right safe bolt locked. uncocked left bolt unlocked, center bolt locked and will not go to the right position.

I'm going to have to learn how to read the stock disk. I knew how at one time but I think I lost it.


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