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    Picked up a Swedish M38 Mauser

    Been wanting another Milsurp rifle and I recently picked up a 1941 Swedishicon M38, serial number 602249. I did a detailed cleaning and all the parts seem matching, even the stock and handguard. Bore has some slight pitting but the rifling is pretty strong. I removed a fair bit of copper from the bore and itís pretty strong now. Proof will be when I shoot it. No rust outside, just normal wear. No cracks or major dings in the stock.






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    The last inspection disk lists a 6.51mm bore and condition 3 (I believe)...


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    Itís amazing this rifle went through many hard winters and still is kicking strong.

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    I'd be interested in any comments our Swedishicon arms experts have on the sn and proof marks in the barrel picture. The barrel is threaded for a blank firing device. It has the full sn on the barrel and a carl Gustav proof, a Husqvarna proof and an acceptance proof for the carl gustav factory. It may be a replacement barrel done at the CG factory. I only know enough about These to get in trouble, but not to give definite answers. Hope someone can help.

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    Itís an early 1941 build, so maybe the barrel was supplied by the Gustav factory as the Husqvarna factory was ramping up?

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    What cartouches are stamped on the stock behind the triggerguard? A picture of those would help. I think it's generally thought that the barrels with threaded muzzles were put into service after ww2.

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    The stamp behind the trigger guard is a bit hard to make out. It could be a crown over C... or it could be just a spot.

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    If the stamp is faint, the stock has probably been refinished. From what I can see from the pictures it looks to have been refinished due to rounded finger grooves and the metal on the rear tang sitting above the wood. If it is a crown/C behind the trigger guard it has been thru the swedish Arsenal at CG. This is nothing unusual as the Swedes took good care of these rifles. In any event you have a great matching rifle that should be a good shooter. It's got some history to it. Enjoy!

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    Thanks. Looking forward to shooting her. Itís my first Swede. I love my K31icon and Lee Enfield No4 MkI*. Hoping for the same successful results at the range. Iím waiting on 200rds of Prvi to be delivered. Unfortunately the LGS or Cabelas doesnít stock it.

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