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    Carl Gustav 1903 Swedish Mauser

    I found this cutie at the Raleigh show last weekend. A 1903 Swedishicon Mauser in 6.5x55. Very clean shape, crisp grasping grooves, a few dings but nothing major. It was 700.00 but I walked away to look at the rest of the show, when I returned the guy sold it to me for 600.00 plus 2 boxes of ammo and a sling from another mauser rifle as it was my birthday. Rifling is there but I haven’t gotten around to cleaning it. Had the weird thread protector on the muzzle but has two offset holes on the recvr bridge. I’m guessing for a diopter sight not an American Lyman. Anyone have a guess to the dia and tpi for a couple of filler screws? Other than a crazy strong mainspring and a few light spots on the stock I love it. I’ve got rcbs reloading dies, a bullet mould, .266 bullet sizer and case building stuff ordered. Should be a honey though I’m not sure about the straight bolt handle and a bent handle might be in its future once I figure out how it shoots. Btw is the safety supposed to be red?
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    Hi Ed, no, the safety should not be red. Other than that, the rifle looks good.
    The pictures are very small, but it seems to be really ok.
    I would look for the right diopter before closing the two holes. Those gats are tack drivers with a good diopter.
    I just don't remember if that drilling pattern is for some of the originally intended diopters or not.
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