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Picked up a 1899 M96

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Picked up a 1899 M96

#1 Post by Hippycrowe » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:19 am

Picked this up on GB for $441 shipped all matching, these rifles have really want up in price. It's a little beat up but 110 years old it is not going to look new.
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Re: Picked up a 1899 M96

#2 Post by vandle » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:23 pm

There is nothing wrong with that.

I'll be a little suspicious if it looked like new.
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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:33 pm

I like the year, and that is far from the beat up end of the stick :) .. Looks pretty good..

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#4 Post by Hippycrowe » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:39 am

Thanks anyone know how tall the front sight should be I think some one putva taller one on it. It seems to hit right on at 100 yards.

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#5 Post by Dannyboy53 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:32 am

Hippycrowe wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:39 am
Thanks anyone know how tall the front sight should be I think some one put a taller one on it. It seems to hit right on at 100 yards.
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Re: Picked up a 1899 M96

#6 Post by Ernest T » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:35 am

Hippycrowe wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:39 am
Thanks anyone know how tall the front sight should be I think some one putva taller one on it. It seems to hit right on at 100 yards.
Originally zeroed for 300 meters. If yours is right on at 100 someone has put a tall front sight on it. You can use this formula to see how much you would need to change the sight to get back to original specs: https://www.brownells.com/aspx/learn/le ... ?lid=13093. Swedish front sight blades come in .5 mm increments. You can find them on Ebay, etc.. The original sight blades were typically 0 or +.5 blades, but it depended on the rifle and in some cases how the shooter held for 300 meters.

Personally if it is right on at 100 yards/meters, I'd leave it alone. Much easier for me than trying to hold low for distances shorter than 300 meters. One of the first things I usually do on a Swedish rifle with the original blade is replace it with a tall one.

I think I've got 10 or 12 Swedish rifles now. Once you get started you will have to have one of each: M94 carbine, M96 (CG and Mauser), M38 (Husqvarna and CG), M96 FSR version, CG63 and 80 and maybe even an 89, Ljungman, Various M41 snipers, etc. You are off to a good start and have completed the M96 Mauser requirement. :lol:

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Re: Picked up a 1899 M96

#7 Post by Dannyboy53 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:03 pm

Image This is what is stamped on my M96 but I don't think it's original...could be!
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Re: Picked up a 1899 M96

#8 Post by Hippycrowe » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:33 pm

Mine is stamped .05 I was going to put a taller one on it I can't even see 300 yards with out a scope lol

Thanks for the info 😄

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