fredag 5 september 2008

Carbine project finished, for now anyway

OK, here´s what it looks like, my de-sporterized 1907 m/94 in it´s new old stock. What I intend to do next is to replace the bent and welded bolt. And also weld and reblue the reciever, as it is D&T:d for both side mounted scope and a diopter.

I am pleased with how it turned out, it´s a very handy rifle! It looks old and very worn from use, and I think it should after 100 years. The stock has a real man´s smell, from cosmoline and cigar smoke - wife doesn´t like it at all. I will go shooting it in its new appearance in a few days.

Above is the more "stock" looking left side. It has smooth marks from many years of getting rubbed against the leather plate that the cavalry had protecting their backs.

This is the original style sight I was missing. I got it from a very nice guy named Brian from the US - we did a trade: I sent a cleaning bolt and got a rear sight!

Here is the knob thing for the bayonet. In 1914 a program converting all existing carbines into accepting bayonets was started, and something like 90% got modified like this. Mine, made in 1907, was obviously one of them. Here is a pic on my other stock, with the old style nosepiece.

The barrel is in a GREAT condition. It is probably a replacement, stamped with the complete serial number and an "S" with a crown - it means that it had work done by the Stockholm army workshop.

2 kommentarer:

Anonymous Anonym sa...

Wow! That is very nice

Steve

12 september 2008 22:25  
Blogger Bambibasher sa...

I am looking for a muzzle cap for a carbine, its a long story but I can get by with a damaged one, if you can help please let me know?

22 september 2008 09:11  

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