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My 1916 Swedish Mauser m/96 FSR rifle arrived yesterday. It has an Elm Stock, excellent bore, Hauges read diopter sight, an very interesting front target sight, and a nameplate in the stock disk hole.
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Acceptance mark, five visits to Carl Gustafs, and the last one, a visit to Norma.
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The Hauges rear diopter sight. Range scale is on the right, and is easily visible from the prone position.
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The Hauges is well built and easy to take off. Simply pull the spring on the right side to disengage the elevation screw and pull the top assembly off.
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This is a front target sight I have not seen before. It has a “flat U shaped” piece of metal that fits over the front sight with the arms downward. Two short screws in the front hold it and the hood in place while the rear screw is full width. Two screws clamp the bottom of the sight hood to the barrel. There is a “L” shaped piece of metal for the sight. The long arm is dovetailed and fits into a slot on the “flat U” shaped metal piece, and is held in place by a long set screw that enters through a hole in the right side of the sight hood. Front sight is marked “3,6” for a 3.6 mm wide square topped sight, and it would be fairly easy to change front sight blades to different widths and types by undoing the set screw and pushing the existing sight out of the dovetail to the rear and putting another one in the holder.
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FSR Rifle

Pretty neat FSR rifle if you ask me . You sure have a lock on all the FSR rifles comming into Canada .

The front sight looks like a standard Hauges type , one of several versions . I have not seen a two piece version like that . I have 2 different one piece versions , one is 17m/m inside diameter & the other 20m/m inside diameter . Both have the " L " shaped aperture inserts held by a locking screw on the side . It does not need to be drilled & tapped into the front sight base . The owner chose that modification on his own . The top 2 screws will straddle the front sight base & no need to anchor it to the base . A bit of over kill to me . Four screws clamped around the base & barrel would not move in my opinion .

The spring on the side looks altered a little to me . You do not usually see the notch on the front edge . Not sure the reason for that ?

Nice looking ELM stock as well . You got a keeper with this one . You are going to have to build an addition onto your house to keep them all in at this rate of purchasing them .
 

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Very nice rifle! The CG 1913 I have once mounted a Hauges scope, but the owner had to machine the bridge flatter probably because the screw holes were drilled a tad too low. The rifle was later rearsenaled, a wood patch added where the scope was, and sent to Finland.
 
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