View Full Version : a pair of swedes

11-28-2015, 01:09 AM
Top is a 1916 M96
Bottom is a 1907 M96 cut down to M38 length


^ thats the interesting bit on the 1916 one from what I have gathered I or L H Westerberg is the fellow that owned the rifle.. a bit of digging and one name popped up one Lars Hernik Westerberg born in 30 aug 1895 Överkalix, Norrbotten, Sweden. Överkalix Sweden is a small village close to the Finnish border and X8= 1948 NJ is Nordic Jewellery Company from Stockholm


Fancy Vasteras dial sight on the 1916 swede, The m96 is a FSR (Frivilliga Skytterorelsen (FSR)
Volunteer Shooters' Organization) target rifle. The stock appears to be Elm and the stocks are scarce and 1916 is one of the year of the two years they were made.

The Vasteras micrometer rear sight is a later Second Model version. It is marked in Meters, and the small screw in the "diamond" center post is for fine adjustment to zero the rifle.

I have had the M96 for a couple years now and just randomly hit pay dirt on the former owner today so decided to post photos of ir.

11-28-2015, 05:16 PM
Very nice, I recently came into possession of an M96 from someone on the site. They're a likeable firearm for certain. Love the cartridge, I can see myself having a lot of fun with this one....