hi i am new to these forums. i have a swedish m/96 that has a +0.5 written on the front sight blade. i am no expert on swedish mausers so i do not know what this means. can anyone here give me some info? thanks
There are a number of differant height , original front sight blades made by the Carl Gustafs Rifle factory . They range in 0.25 increments ( plus or minus ) & are used to adjust the rifles zero . A " zero " front sight blade would be the most commonly used . Due to differances in manufacturing , no two rifles will shoot the same zero when made new . Yours needed the +0.50 front sight blade . There is nothing wrong with your rifle , as various height front sight blades are VERY common .