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Mauser Carl Gustafs Stads M/1896 Swedish Military Rifle 6.5x55cal

  Lot # 86-903
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Mauser Carl Gustafs Stads M/1896 Swedish Military Rifle 6.5x55cal

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: M/1896 (M96)
Type: Rifle
Caliber: 6.5x55mm
Serial Number: 480522
Notes: The Model 1896 rifle in 6.5×55mm was adopted in 1896 for infantry use. Swedish production (under license) started in 1898 at Carl Gustafs, but additional rifles were produced by Mauser during 1899 and 1900 because of delays in shipping additional production machinery from Germany to Sweden. Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori 475,000 m/1896 between 1896 and 1932. The m/96 rifle used a triangular front sight post and a rear tangent sight with a V-shaped notch. When folded down the rear sight is graduated from 300 to 600 m (328 to 656 yd), in 100 m (109 yd) increments. When flipped up the rear sight is graduated from 700 to 2,000 m (766 to 2,187 yd). The iron sights line was matched for the trajectory of 6.5×55mm m/94 ball service ammunition loaded with a round-nosed (B-projectile) bullet. A rifleman never used the flipped up position on his own - it was only used for simultaneous fire at ranks of enemies.