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Re: 1899 carbine project
Reply #15 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 8:58am
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That Mannlicher style stock up to or so close to the muzzle always has made me shiver a little bit since it is so unusual (bizarre) and different from the typical style like the Krags.

I don't think I own any rifles with stocks like that but they certainly are a unique looking style. The Krag looks so Dapper next to your Mauser!

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Re: 1899 carbine project
Reply #16 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 2:20pm
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That's a mighty nice model 1894 Swedish Carbine! They are pretty rare to see without the 1914 bayonet fitting.

The Swedish carbine has long been one of my favorite arms.
When I was a kid, there was one in the gun-rack at the local Montgomery Ward's Store. It was there for years, priced at $21. My Dad didn't let me buy it because ammo was so expensive, ($3.25 for a box of 20 rounds)!

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30 years ago, I bought a 'sporterized' Swedish carbine for $85.00, with six boxes of Norma ammo. I was able to scrounge up parts to restore it.
Krag model 1899 carbine was also restored from 'butchered stock' Deer Rifle.
British 'Jungle Carbine' is 'minty'. The way they use to sell for $35 in the late 1960's.

I've long been a sucker for Full-Power carbines.

Heavy is Good for the shooter! The Swede and the Krag are a lot more pleasant to shoot than the lighter British carbine.
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