Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Milsurpitis - Catch the Fevah!

Got this in an email from Spear last night, and it was simply too beautiful not to share:

From the man himself:
So the rifle in question is a "Save". I swapped into it to keep it from being sporterized.
It's a Steyr built Krag Jorgensen chambered in 6.5x55 swede.  I believe it's an 1894 model. 
The cool part is that it's a captured rifle.  The Nazi's captured it from Norway and arsenal refurbished it in 1944.  The arsenal numbers are matching with I believe the original numbers on the bolt.  It appears in cursory research that the arsenal was obendorf.
Damn, but that's a beautiful, beautiful rifle lovingly restored to its glory - thanks Spear!

That is all.


Angus McThag said...

Appears to have a short barrel for an 1894 rifle.

Perhaps it's a 1904 Engineer's Carbine? It seems to have a bayonet lug, the 1895, 1897 and 1907 Carbines don't. Swivels on the left side of the gun would clinch the 1904 ID.

Brad_in_MA said...


One milsurp I ****MUST**** have in my collection at some point is an Israeli Mauser.
*Mauser 98 action? check
*Beats back muslim horde? check
*Chambered in .308 nato? check
*deadly to 800 meters? check
*affordable? check
Not to mention the irony of a nazi-built gun used to help preserve The Land of Israel. It will make a nice companion piece for TLADML (The Lovely And Deadly Miss Lyudmila).