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carl gustafs

Discussion in 'Swiss Rifles' started by brrrich, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. brrrich

    brrrich G&G Newbie

    just bought one and have some ?


    I fear the gun may have been sporterized. How long should the original barrel be?

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  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    What are your questions?
  3. 99dragon99

    99dragon99 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    ^ what he said...

    And welcome to G&G
  4. brrrich

    brrrich G&G Newbie

    its a 1916 how long should the barel be?
  5. brrrich

    brrrich G&G Newbie

    I fear it may have been sportorized
  6. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

    Carl Gustav Werke is Swedish mfg. not Swiss.

    And probably a 6.5x55 Swede. Not 7.5 Swiss. Unless rechambered/rebarreled.

    Most of the older Swede surplus rifles that are user operated are Mauser type rifles. Most common encountered these days is the 1896 type.

    Most of the Swiss surplus rifles are what are refferred to as "straight pull" due to the movement needed to operate their actions. Most common of the Swiss encountered on todays market is the K-31.

    Be aware though there are other models out there from both countries.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012

    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast

    Was thinking the same thing Ed..........

    Gustavs made short barreled mausers so it still may be original. One way to tell if it still has the front sight. If its gone then obviously it was removed/cut off.
  8. cheapblaster

    cheapblaster G&G Evangelist


    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast

  10. brrrich

    brrrich G&G Newbie

    you are right it is a 6.5x55. But it has a short barrel, most guns of that era had longer barrels. I had heard some carbines were made for the calvary. Wondering how one could tell
  11. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

    The calvary carbine has kind of a "pug nose" look. Wood all the way to the front sight assembly which has protective guards similar to the Spainish mauser carbines.
    And the barrel protubes maybe a 1/2 inch past the front sight.

    Google 1894 carbine.

    There is also a 1938 model that were either made or converted 1896's to a configuration similar to a K98.
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  12. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    an unmolested Swede 1894 is a valuble collectors item.
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