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here are some pictures of my 1924 m96 i got a the gun show.the serial number is 511693. it is all matching but the sight and cleaning rod
 

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Nice looking rifle . It has a correct beech stock & fire blued rear sight spring . Have you checked the numbers in the barrel channel ? What is stamped on the wrist of the stock behind the triggerguard ?

Your serial number , 511693 , extends the high range reported in Crown Jewels , 511479 . Meaning there were at least 214 more produced in 1924 than previously thought .
 

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Very nice! I expected to see a boxed SA on the side, but there is none. 9 out of 10 20's dated m/96's that I see are Finnish property marked. Thanks for sharing.
 

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The reason I ask about the wrist markings , was to see if your barrel was original . A replacement barrel would be marked at the place where is was replaced . The same marking would be on the wrist of the stock . For example , a barrel replaced at the Carl Gustaf factory would have a " CROWN/C " stamped on the wrist of the stock & barrel shank . Other army work shops use a differant letter with the " CROWN " . The Swedes way of tracking where the work was done .
 

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the crowns are plain no letters under them . 511693 is marked on the barrel and it is the same type numbers as the resever .i also have a 1919 and it has the crown and CB on the wrist and barrel no number. i will post pic tomorrow of it
 

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The CROWN/CB would indicate that the army work shop at Karlsborg ( Carlsborg = old spelling ) did the work . An unnumbered barrel was probably a later period replacement when the Swedes had stopped numbering barrels .
 
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