THE SWEDISH MAUSER RIFLES, 3RD REVISED EDITION
Author: Steve Kehaya & Joe Poyer
Publisher: North Cape Publications, Mar 2004
More than 300,000 of these beautiful rifles are now in private American & Canadian hands & another 75,000+ in European gun racks. Here is the only book in English directed towards collectors. Illus. & photos; 257 pgs.
The writing team that brought you "The SKS Carbine" has done it again with the "Swedish Mauser Rifles." One the earliest military surplus imports into North America after World War II, more than 300,000 of these beautiful rifles are now in private American and Canadian hands and another 75,000+ in European gun racks. Yet, only two books have been written about this finest of all Mauser rifles, one in German and the other directed more toward shooters than collectors.
This book will be a major contribution to the field of arms collecting.
The Swedish Mauser Rifle is the newest book in the For Collectors Only Series and it provides the familiar part-by-part examination for every one of the 14 different models of this fine military and civilian match rifle. Every marking, every code is explained. A new list of serial number ranges by year has been compiled. All military and many civilian accessories are included with photos. Line drawings illustrate every part to provide the clearest view.
Also included is a discussion of production methods and total rifles produced for each model. Serial numbering is clarified between carbines and rifles (many share the same serial number). Each model is discussed in detail and illustrated with photos.
The target versions of this very fine rifle are analyzed and photographed. A complete discussion of the various sniper rifle models are included (with photos) up to the present PS90 based on the AWS Sniper Rifle. Ammunition types are listed and performance data is included. Appendices discuss production methods and totals produced; the obscure m/39 and /40 rifles, the development of the Swedish arms industry to the present, a short military history of Sweden, the composition of Swedish steel - which did not change from 1894 to the end of production in 1944 - and assembly/disassembly and trouble-shooting.