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I would call that elm. Harder to judge prices. If you are situated in Sweden the price is considered high on this item. But dont worry, seems even in Sweden prices are going up. You bought it and hopefully you are satisfied with what you paid. Dont let anyone make you disappointed on the monetary part of the deal. If you are situated, lets say, in US I think the price is not to high. In Sweden no interest in collecting m/96 because of different stock-wood or year of production.
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NO ! Elm was only used during the WW1 time period and used randomly with beech , French walnut , American black walnut , maple and mahogany . So , no way of knowing how many were made of any given wood type . That made no difference to the Swedish military . Only interested in the number of rifles produced in case of war in Sweden .

The Dutchman has a survey of rifles and carbines on the House of Karlina . You can see those listed with Elm stocks . Not complete by any means !!!!!!!! See the survey near the bottom of his index page .

http://dutchman.rebooty.com/
 

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They were only used for three years, 1915, 1916 and 1917. They aren't really rare as say a maple stock but not as easy to find as a beech or walnut stock. Seems like they used quite a few elm stocks for the 1915-16 run of M96s. I've seen a 1916 M94 with one on GB. A good way to judge how rare they are would be that it took me about five months to find an elm handguard for the M96 in my post above. Beech or walnut are on Ebay and GB everyday. A maple or mahogany one I might spend a lifetime trying to find unlike NW Swede who finds them in scrap piles and the misc. handguard barrels at the gunshow. :confused:

Most of the elm stocks I've seen were really quite pretty.
 
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