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Hi all - I am new to the forum and the proud owner of a recently acquired 6.5x55 Mauser. I read so many good things about this caliber and Swedish mausers in particular that when this one appeared within my range of perception at a local dealer I jumped on it. It is not pristine but I won't be embarrassed to show it to my friends. Certainly shootable. Got it for $250 with a lifetime guarantee that if it stops shooting the shop will fix it. They are good to their word.

I am not entirely certain what I have here. I think it is a m96 full length rifle made in Germany in 1900. I am a bit puzzled by the bent bolt and the rear sight. Can't find that combo on the net. There are also two small tapped holes in the rear portion of the receiver that might be a bubba attempt to mount a scope - don't know. Any of you folks out there able provide a little more information?

I think I have properly attached photos - not really certain. I hate Windows 8 more than you can possibly imagine.

Earl
 

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OK then - it is a civilian target model that was re-barreled sometime after 1955 with a military barrel. The bolt was bent by a previous owner. The diopter thing is interesting ( I looked it up) but I will not pursue that any further as I am primarily a hunter and recreational plinker. Cool stuff. I feel another compulsive behavior forming. Wife won't like that at all.. oh well - as Willie Nelson sang "I have a long list of real good reasons for everything I have done."
 

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Interesting - I will do a little research regarding diopter - could be another fun way to spend money er... enhance the enjoyment of my rifle. Can anyone recommend a source of said sights? Thank you all for your interest.
 
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