Yeah Greg, these rifles seem to be in short supply - I also have been seeking one - A member contacted me about the purchase of one before it went to auction, but my war chest was in short supply, so I had to pass - Most of the one's I have seen a few years ago were in excellent shape...
Well I have 4 M96s and 1 M96/38 of the SA marked vein. Just wanted more.
Preferably a SA marked M96 in a walnut stock, as all my M96s are in beech stocks as they are all from the 1920s. Though if I could find someone wanting to trade off a SA marked M94, that would be awsome. /wink
Though I just picked up a Norwegian Krag and might be bitten by that bug as well.
I used to see these(SA M96's) quite often at shows & passed because of the price, now the price is really high on the one's I have seen on auction, but I still have hope of finding one for a reasonable price. The Swede carbine was for sale a couple years ago when I was cash poor, but I realize that if I sell the carbine, I most likely won't find another to replace it & eventually down the line it will fit nicely with my other SA non Finn rifles I will be acquiring.