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This old posting had a number of beautiful images in two its postings, so I decided to save it.

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JGL
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Posted - 01/20/2006 : 09:49:33 AM
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As requested here is a thread regarding my new rifle.
It´s a Mauser m/96, but it hasn´t got any serialnumbers, it has a name instead.
The name is "O.HAASTRUP."
It´s a Weapons Officers´ Rifle and it´s all matching as you can see on the pigtures.
I´m not sure about the wood, I think it´s Maple any other ideas??

The overall condition is very good, it hasn´t been used for quite a while (see the dust). The metal and wood has some minor dents, but it´s nothing that bothers me.

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Needs some cleaning...

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Old issue grease and dust...


So, what do you think???

Do you want more piqtures....
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Edited by - JGL on 01/22/2006 1:31:49 PM


kriggevaer
Posted - 01/20/2006 : 11:01:00 AM
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Hej Jesper,
A very nice rifle and quite a find! From the close up photos, I would say the wood is walnut, but Dutchman here knows the stock woods better than I. That is a really fine rifle


Dutchman
Posted - 01/20/2006 : 1:42:09 PM
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1917 could be maple but from the photos it looks like walnut. From the few other weapon's officer carbines and rifles I've seen pictures of they usually used a fancy grade of wood. You found yourself a really fine rifle there, thanks for posting the pictures.


capnduane
Posted - 01/20/2006 : 5:23:01 PM
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What a beauty! Nice addition to your collection, Jesper. Not many have a officers rifle, a very rare rifle indeed. Can we see the buttstock, it looks to have some beautiful figure to the grain in it. And a shot of the stock disc if you can. Thanks, Duane


swede
Posted - 01/20/2006 : 5:41:59 PM
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The Weapons Officers' Rifles do not have a cut out for the brass disc , unless it was returned to the Swedish government and rearsenaled . Also , the crowns were replaced by a "+" or a "+" was stamped over the crown .
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Edited by - swede on 01/20/2006 5:44:41 PM


foudufoot
Posted - 01/20/2006 : 8:35:48 PM
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Great find Jesper!! Makes me wish I lived in Sweden!


snowhunter
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 12:25:18 AM
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Jesper, I see file marks on top of the words "O. Haastrup". Has the serial numbers been removed ? And then replaced with the owners name ?

"Haastrup" is also a Danish name, would their by any chance be a stamp, "Crown above DK" on top of the chamber ?
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Edited by - snowhunter on 01/21/2006 12:43:56 AM


swede
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 01:15:12 AM
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I do not see any file marks on the receiver above the name . These rifles were made from new receivers taken out of the production line , not rearsenaled guns .


snowhunter
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 09:00:27 AM
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Above the stampt name "O.Haastrup", right at the edge, there is file marks.

Also, the area just around the name "O.Haastrup", the metal is smoother than the rest of the metal on the reciever, and appears to have been polished in order to remove file marks, prior to the name "O.Haastrup" was stampt on the same spot as the serial number. The "H" in "Haastrup is also stampt a little bit higher the rest of the words.

However, all that could very well be the way it was done at the Swedish "Carls Gustaf Stats Gevarsfaktori" or amory, before being delivered to Mister "O. Haastrup" ?


foudufoot
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 1:06:54 PM
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My eyesight must be going. Everything looks authentic to me.



swede
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 1:15:47 PM
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I don't see what he is talking about either . Must have EAGLE EYES or a crystal ball .


jwh2
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 1:42:52 PM
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I don't see file marks around the name but there are a series of vertical lines on the top sharp edge of the receiver rail that I can see. They are too straight and regular for file marks. An impression left from something the rifle was lying on???
Interesting rifle. May we ask where you acquired it?
Joe


DaSwede
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 1:50:10 PM
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looks good to me too...i think snowhunter is looking at the machining marks at the very top of the reciever rail above the serial number and just behind the receiver ring...i checked my regular m/96's and my weapons officer's rifles and they display similar marks...appears to be just a part of the manufacturing process.
rick


snowhunter
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 3:55:30 PM
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O.K. you win :)


swede
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 4:24:04 PM
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We are not here to win anything . This board is about presenting correct facts to the best of our knowledge . I see nothing to raise a red flag about the receiver & serial name on the rifle above . When the Swede arsenals ground off a serial number & renumbered a rifle , they made no attempt to hide or smooth out the depression on the receiver . You can see several examples in " Crown Jewels-the Mauser in Sweden " by Dana Jones .


MP78
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 6:32:13 PM
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I've looked at the pictures from all the angles posted and I have to side with Swede. It appears to be correct and a very nice find...BTW, my mailing address is.....;>)


snowhunter
Posted - 01/21/2006 : 8:50:50 PM
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I am still learning :)
 

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Second part of thread with a second set of pictures

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Posted - 01/22/2006 : 08:51:04 AM
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Originally posted by swede

The Weapons Officers' Rifles do not have a cut out for the brass disc , unless it was returned to the Swedish government and rearsenaled . Also , the crowns were replaced by a "+" or a "+" was stamped over the crown .
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That´s right, just as Swede says there are "+" instead of crowns.

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JGL
Posted - 01/22/2006 : 08:52:57 AM
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Originally posted by jwh2

Interesting rifle. May we ask where you acquired it?
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I bought it here in Sweden at a nearby gundealer. It´s a relative to O.HAASTRUP himself who sold the rifle to the dealer.
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Posted - 01/22/2006 : 09:20:40 AM
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That is a very nice rifle indeed!
 

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Any chance of these photos being reposted? I recently picked up a Weapon Officer's 96 and am interested in seeing others.
 

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I think those photos are gone forever , when Gunboards changed server . A lot of text was lost previous to that . This recent change looks like everything was preserved .

Check out the " Sticky " posts .
 
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