Why do I want an M94 Swedish Mauser Carbine?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by CA357, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I can't seem to help myself. Ever since I saw one at the shop I've been wanting one. I know they're accurate, but it would be an oddball and expensive caliber to stock up on. Would the M96 be more practical? Are the M94's worth the extra money and hassle of even finding one?

    So, please talk me out of it or tell me why I should start putting away my pennies for one.
     
  2. jpattersonnh

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    If, and I do mean if one showed up for under $400.00 that was matching and pristine, I would grab it. I will say the M96 and M38 are great rifles also. Once in a while you can find one in a shop that has no clue as to what it is. I grabbed my last M96 for $280.00. All matching and had an original Hoyt 1907 sling on it. The sling is worth $75.00 alone. Samco still has surplus ammo. It is no more expensive than other calibers.
    Better be careful, the Swede bug is very addictive. I have 3 commercial Swede hunters besides my M41b, M96's, and M38's.
    6.5x55 is very easy to reload for, that being said the other Swede flavors are great also...8x57 & 9.3x57
     
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  3. CA357

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    M38? Isn't that the Mosin M38?
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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    M38 is also a Swede Carbine. Converted M96's still retain strait bolt, Husqvarna made M38's have a bent bolt. The sights for the M38 are graduated from 100 to 800 yards.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me. :eek:
     
  6. whtsmoke

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    If you decide to get a swede and you reload let me know before you go out and buy dies for it, i just might happen to have ab almost brandnew set.
     
  7. Bigdog57

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    And things get more confusing when we throw in the Turk M38 rifles...... :D
     
  8. CA357

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    Oh geez, show a little mercy guys. I'm still figuring some of this stuff out. ;)
     
  9. freefall

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    You want a M94 Swede because you have a deep inner need for it. Get one as soon as you escape California and change your name to OR357.
     
  10. spittinfire

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    I show no mercy!!!!

    I'm figuring it out with you.
     
  11. CA357

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    Okay, we can go nuts together. :D
     
  12. mach1337

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    I picked up a Turkish M38 mauser in the beginning of the month at the gun show here in SD. its 8mm stamped 1934 and from what i have found online its a ww1 capture that was reworked and stamped turk at some point in time.

    i have some pics of it in another thread on here if you want to check it out. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f37/k98-32895/index2.html
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    I must be really gone then!
     
  14. CA357

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    Not gonna' argue. ;)
     
  15. CA357

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    That's a good looking Mauser. Somehow I missed that thread. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  16. CA357

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    The Swede is going on the back burner for now. Something very interesting is coming into my possession that will be my next project. Stay tuned.

    Now I have to get my butt in gear and reassemble the Eddystone before I get too backlogged. :eek:
     
  17. 2gun

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    I had an article once that clamed the 6.5 X 55 was the most accurate rifle of the bolt action era. Nothing in my 2 rifles would disclame that statement. It took an Antilope out at over 100 yards one shot.
     
  18. CA357

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    That sounds about right from what I've heard. I really want one, but it will have to wait for a while.
     
  19. 2gun

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    My son also put 2 antilpoe down with the long verson.
     
  20. dteed4094

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    CA, if you are gonna go nuts, follow jpattersonnh, he seems to know the right way to go. He posted a map in an earlier thread.