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I am in hopes someone can help me identify this weapon is a husqvarna/vapenfabriks AB 30.06 US with serial number 138xxx, need more info type civilan or military, large or small ring, bolt action type muaser ot other date of mfg, and estimated value in todays market, i was refered over to this site by Allans Armory he thought maybe somone here could assist me a link to photo's are attached

Thanks Tim Demmer

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v691/tjtim/Rifle/
 

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You need to post on the Swedish Civilian Forum . They can help you with Swedish commercial firearms . This is strictly a militay forum here & we do not have the info you are looking for . Good luck .
 

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what does fn?

Not to sound stupid but what does FN 98 signify or is this just a part number or does FN stand for a name or mfg? and thanks for all the help and assist so far its been very informative and interesting!
 

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For some of its rifle models Husqvarna used Fabrique Nationale (FN) receivers from Belgium. The barrels, stocks, and other parts were made by Husqvarna. The FN receivers were Model 98 Mauser type and there were an older and later version of that receiver. FN receivers are very good quality.
 

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FN stands for Fabrique Nationale Herstal, Belgium. 98 is the type of action, based on the Mauser 1898.
FN made a lot of these large ring commercial actions, sold to different manufacturers, such as Husqvarna, Sako, Weatherby, Browning just to name a few.
They own Browning and Winchester and are the famous manufacturers of the FN FAL and Browning HP pistols. They are related to J. Browning, because they manufactured a lot of is late designs.
 

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Not to sound stupid but what does FN 98 signify or is this just a part number or does FN stand for a name or mfg?
Mauser 98: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewehr_98

FN: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabrique_Nationale_de_Herstal

As far as I know Husqvarna bought all Mauser 98-mechanisms from either Mauser (very few) or FN, and they were all brand new - no military surplus.

For more information on Mauser rifles I recommend Ludwig Olsen's book: http://www.germanguns.com/books/B060.html
 

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More info

I decided to disassemble for a very thorough cleaning I found more markings and info on it on side near s/n# is a crown symbol and under it is say's the word "nitro" on bottom near baseplate receiver there is a ML or ME stamp just below that there is a small "c" near left edge then the number/letter combo 71B and then on edge near right looks like a reversed "c" but stamped backward---hard to describe, then there is a line and below the line it has a -1825- stamped in it then lower to the left again it looks like an "E" with a small circle at the very bottom left corner of the "E" again hard to describe, any idea on these?
 
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