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Just brought this one home today! Really love this one. It goes nicely with my KA 1 Coastal Artillery Rifle.
Other than the rod, this is all original and matching. In fact, this one still has the original V sight notch.
This is a 1925 CG M96. It has the steel stock disk. F 16, Rifle #1. Wing based in Uppsala.

















 

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But it's not in the powder blue chair of honor.:confused:
 

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Nice find Steve!!
With a date of 1925 the rear sight should have a "U" notch? The "V" notch you show is in the slide which all m/96 have.
Only the really early and untouched sights have a "V" notch in the rear sight field of the ladder sight(not the slide).
These rare early type sights are called "V"notch sights.
Unfortunately I don't know the date anymore when the rear sights were updated from "V" to "U" notch, there was even a special file made for the update. Hopefully "swede" is able to show the tool and give us the date???
V notch sight.jpg
 

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Vee notch !

He is showing the slider with the vee notch , but I believe the ladder & front blade are a vee as well . It has not been updated . Here is the special file for the "U" notch . This modification was made in the late 1940's . It is RARE to find a rifle that was not updated .
 

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Nice find Steve!!
With a date of 1925 the rear sight should have a "U" notch? The "V" notch you show is in the slide which all m/96 have.
Only the really early and untouched sights have a "V" notch in the rear sight field of the ladder sight(not the slide).
These rare early type sights are called "V"notch sights.
Unfortunately I don't know the date anymore when the rear sights were updated from "V" to "U" notch, there was even a special file made for the update. Hopefully "swede" is able to show the tool and give us the date???
View attachment 603454
Actually I was taking pic of the numbers on the raised sight. The slide notch and ladder notch are both
"V"notch. Front blade is a V also. First I have ever seen.
 

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Wow! I like air force rifles from any country but you rarely see a swede!
 

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Steve,

Very, very nice! Seems like the Air Force rifles missed some of the regular updates, like bore condition disks and in your rifle's case, the updated sights. Excellent example of an m/96 in original condition. Thanks for sharing it.
 

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nice first i have seen with both v's...very nicematching find indeed!
 
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