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Old 02-10-2016, 01:19 PM   #1
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Kimber 1909 55mm M/96 Rifle

I have inherited a Carl Gustafs 1909 6.5x55mm M/96 rifle that was sporterized by the original Kimber of America in Clackamas Oregon. I am trying to find out a value for the rifle. It has a Golden Antler scope 3-9x32. I am told it was a Mauser possibly.
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Old 02-10-2016, 02:15 PM   #2
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That would be a Swedish Mauser, made in Sweden in 1909. The quality of the steel used by the Swedes was excellent, as was the quality of the rifles.

Of all the variations of the Mauser, I think the Swedes are the best. I've got quite a few of them- they were one of the first guns that really caught my interest.

The Swedish Mausers were made in Sweden not Germany. It should give you many years of excellent service.

Now, as far as value, I don't think that sporterized versions of milsurp rifles retain the value of the original rifle. Once you get to cutting down the barrels and changing sights, I think the value goes out the window.

So maybe $250.

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Old 02-15-2016, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for that info. I have spoken with a couple gun people that said if they would not have Kimbered it the value would have stayed higher. Most I have talked with say $350 - $450 but in the end it's only worth what someone will pay for it.
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