Rear sight info, swede mauser?
I saw a swede mauser with an interesting rear sight, it was a round, adjustable disk, with 1-9 marked on it, i believe. Beautiful gun though, was wondering if you guys had info on this rear sight, and if the gun was worth 399?
As I recall it was a sight variation that was fairly common. Been a long time since I owned a Swede.
That's a windage adjustable rear sight that was on some target versions of the '96 Swede.
No way to guess about that price without better idea of rifle's overall condition, that said, the days of cheap M 1896 Swedish Mausers are long gone.
Something like this? (Vasteras sight on my FSR Swede 96.)
More like this.
The Army's intention was to equip all m/96 rifles with a SM sight, calibrated
for the m/41 "torped" ammunition. Trails were made with the "SM sikte F ram",
but for some reason this minor modification was never carried out.
However there were several civilian SM sights, including a nickel-plated SM
micrometer sight to be inserted in the ordinary sight ladder. This one is quite
similar to the "SM sikte m/38" used on the type I m/38 rifle, only difference is
markings on elevation knob. The insert micrometer sight for the m/96 rifle is
graduated from 100 to 750 metres and is calibrated for civilian pointed
There was a civilian production of the m/96 as well. The rifle organization
"Frivilliga skytterörelsen" (FSR) ordered some 20000 m/96 rifles from Husqvarna
in the beginning of the 1940s. (1940-1943 circa)
These rifles were made to the same specifications as the armys m/96 rifles and
the production was partly financed by the Crown. They were sold to members of
the "FSR" at a low cost (200 kronen) on the condition that the owner would sell
his rifle back to the Army in case of total mobilization.
About 5000 of the FSR-rifles used a new m/43 leaf sight in 50 m intervals from
100 to 600 metres, and 100 m intervals from 600 to 800 metres. The sight ladder
is stamped "1", "2", "3", "4", "5", "6" and "8" on the left side, and with index
lines for 50m and a "7" on the right side.
About 12000 of the FSR-rifles used a sight called the AGJ-sight made by "A. G.
Johanssons Metallfabrik AB" in Västerås. The AGJ sight is marked "SM sikte
agj-ram" and looks very similar to the later "SM sikte m/55" used on the m/41