Swedish Model 1896/38 Short Rifle
- Licensing Category: Non-restricted
- Maker: Mauser
- Model: 1896
SN 56863 is a Swedish 1896/30 short rifle in 6.5 X 55. This example was one of the Swedish short rifles as cut back by Sweden for issue to the navy and support personnel. This example was built from one of the original Swedish rifles built by Mauser in Germany. The receiver is Mauser marked and dated 1900. The muzzle was threaded to take the blank firing device. This example is mounted with the scarcer Swedish designed and built adjustable rear sight. This rifle shows a bright excellent bore and shows all matching parts. One of the lesser common variations of the Swedish MD 96 family of rifles. There were only 30,000 of rifles converted to the 96-38 configeration.