So here’s the deal...I purchased this Mauser for around $800 and I’m just curious if a standard M 96 can be converted into this. Basically I’m worried I just bought something that was doctored instead of an original.
I have seen quite a few similar ones like that before. All slightly different according to what Manufacturer. Thing is the rear receiver was drilled and tapped for that one you have. No big deal. Just remove that one. If you like it then keep it on and use it. Her is a nice Williams Brand peep sight for your rifle also. It simply goes in the place of the rear elevated sight you have .
All I know is that back when I was big into collecting milsurps is the target sights were often removed and sold separately. As I had one 96 with the receiver drilled and tapped for the rear sight. So even if those were factory or arsenal issued sights it could be impossible to determine if it was original to that exact rifle.
Yes when issued as new.
I can't recall the exact selection procedure but generally a rifle will be bench rest tested and then it might be selected for either a target or sniper rifle.
I just don't remember the exact procedure the Swedes used.
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