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Around 1956 - '59 the norwegian army were experimenting with reworking k98k's to various sniper models. I found these pics. of the M / 58 with the Mod 58 marking instead of the Mod 98. Pretty cool rifle.

http://www.kvf.no/vaapen.php?type=Rifle&weaponid=RIF0199

The final result were the Kongsberg M / 59. 500 of these were supposed to be made for the US army, but for some reason only 50 were delivered. Anyone ever seen one? They should have a serial nr. with a US prefix. The rifle has a dioptersight, so the scope is mounted on the left side of the receiver. You aim with the right eye through the diopter, and the left eye through the scope. These were made in 30 - 06, and from around 1964 - 65, they switched to 7,62 Nato.

http://www.kvf.no/vaapen.php?type=Rifle&weaponid=RIF0207
 

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I learn something new every time I log on to this forum. Thanks for sharing the link and for enlightening me on an obscure Scandinavian Mauser.
Dan in Texas
 

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The M/59 was the standard sniper rifle of the army untill early 80's. It was then replaced by another Mauser rework called NM149. They also had G3's with scopes. The Homeguard had in the late 50's / early 60's K98K's with ZF41 scopes. Then they got the M/59, and used it untill around 2000. These can sometimes be bought in almost unissued condition. I still kick myself for not buying one a few years ago. It was complete with scope and cheap.
BTW the M/59 comes with a standard K98K cleaning rod.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_M59

Pic. of Homeguard soldier from 1996.

 

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NM149. WW2 K98K actions still in use. The M98 action was strenghtened with a bridge across the receiver. This is also used to mount the scope on. It has detacheable 5 round mags. Nothing fancy, but it does it's job.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Våpensmia_NM149

1st pic. is from Afghanistan. Afghan troops were trained by norwegian soldiers. The other pics. are from Norway.
 
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