Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Curio & Relic Discussion > 1896 swede mauser issue.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
surplusaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 88
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts

Default 1896 swede mauser issue.

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

__________________
surplusaddict is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
string1946's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 6,751
Liked 1394 Times on 998 Posts
Likes Given: 273

Default

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.

__________________

NRA Endowdment Life Member.....F&AM
Curio and Relics License Holder (FFL 03)

Gun confiscation will not happen in my lifetime.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S. Lewis


Last edited by string1946; 12-17-2013 at 12:18 AM.
string1946 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: tucson,arizona
Posts: 431
Liked 160 Times on 102 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

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.

__________________

Last edited by JWagner; 12-16-2013 at 11:36 PM.
JWagner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
surplusaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 88
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts

Default

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

__________________
surplusaddict is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 01:04 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,945
Liked 846 Times on 601 Posts
Likes Given: 831

Default

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

__________________

When all else fails.

303tom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
surplusaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 88
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts

Default

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!

__________________
surplusaddict is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 04:16 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,945
Liked 846 Times on 601 Posts
Likes Given: 831

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surplusaddict View Post
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 !.............
__________________

When all else fails.

303tom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 01:14 PM   #8
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
string1946's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 6,751
Liked 1394 Times on 998 Posts
Likes Given: 273

Default

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.

__________________

NRA Endowdment Life Member.....F&AM
Curio and Relics License Holder (FFL 03)

Gun confiscation will not happen in my lifetime.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S. Lewis

string1946 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,945
Liked 846 Times on 601 Posts
Likes Given: 831

Default

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

When all else fails.

303tom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #10
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
string1946's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 6,751
Liked 1394 Times on 998 Posts
Likes Given: 273

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 303tom View Post
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.


__________________

NRA Endowdment Life Member.....F&AM
Curio and Relics License Holder (FFL 03)

Gun confiscation will not happen in my lifetime.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S. Lewis

string1946 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Issue with 1893 Turkish Mauser batjka Curio & Relic Discussion 7 11-29-2012 12:05 AM
M-1896 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser TXnorton Curio & Relic Discussion 27 04-23-2012 03:10 PM
Swede M38's jpattersonnh Curio & Relic Discussion 3 03-25-2012 12:06 PM
M94 Swede re-barrel 207driver Curio & Relic Discussion 4 11-09-2010 12:33 AM