Ok. So hereís another twisted project from a warped mind.
I have about a half dozen retired M-1896 Swedish target rifles in 6.5x55. Two of them have less than pretty bores, and one of these is absolutely worn out. I donít like breaking up military rifles any more but this last rifle is just worthless to me (or anyone else) in itís present condition so I am thinking of having some fun with the action. This is what Iím thinking of.
I have three Gustav barrels in my basement: One a new, ďin the whiteĒ M-94 Carbine barrel, the next a 24Ē Model 38 barrel in similar condition, and the last is a M-94 Carbine take off barrel I got somewhere in the distant past. This last barrel is bright, crisp, and a Sierra bullet dropped into the muzzle doesnít make it near the end of the ogive so I know itís pretty new. It also has sights. My idea is to take this 17Ē barrel and mount it in the M-96 action and drop it into a Swedish stock I modified into a straight-gripped sporter stock years back for a different rifle. I am debating between making a full length rifle with the 24Ē barrel, a scoped carbine with the new but sightless carbine barrel, or make an iron sighted rifle with the latter barrel.
I already have a 24Ē 6.5 sporter, and my son has a 22Ē Winchester M-70 in 6.5x55 and I have a slew of military guns so Iím leaning towards the handy little carbine. Bearing in mind that there are no velocity requirements, what you do?~Muir