For the first time in 40 years a local mom & pop gun shop opened in my town on 10/22. Can't tell you how thrilled I am to have it open for various reasons. I will be doing all their repairs, handgun action work and consulting on buys of guns of about 20 years or more old.
But the real reason for this thread is that they had a few military rifles for me to inspect and price out. However two will be going home with me soon. They are safely tucked away with my name on them.
Both are Swedish rifles, one a model 96 and a model 94 both all original and in really nice condition. The carbine is unaltered with the bayonet conversion. Both were made by Carl Gustafs. I already have a 96/38 and am familiar with the 96, but the carbine I am not as knowledgeable about. From what I have read they are rare, with less than 20,000 that were unaltered. I should ad neither has any import marks.
What can you tell me that the collectors guide can't. Just how really rare are they?
David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
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