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Can anyone tell me how these Milsurp Importers can tell how many times a milsurp has been re-arsenaled? Particularly, on the Swedish M96 and M38, is it the crown cartouch stamped on the underside of the stock behind the trigger guard? Is there any real affect on collector value if it has been re-arsanaled more than once? (Usually the m96-m96/38 Gustaf, Oberdorf have 2-3 crowns where the Husqvarna M38 has only one.)
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Hay Jim: I wonder if the number of crowns yousee on the different 6.5 Swedes are a function of the arsenal they were made/reworked at or just a function of the arsenal they were made at. You mentioned the Husky M38s as well as the Gustaf and Oberdorf Mausers. Isn't the Gustaf Arsenal a 'Royal' arsenal - that might mean more crowns???? Oberdorf is the german arsenal, isn't it? Maybe they would have stamped a few more crowns on the Mausers they produced (also??????). Although the Husquavarna Arsenal made the fewest number of 6.5s, I believe (and I could be wrong), we were looking at changes then in the manufacturing process - shorter barrels, partially bent bolts, different stocks.

I dunno Buddy - you could easily be right and I could easily be wrong. I wonder though just how many times an arsenal will refurbish a military arm. More than once??? You would think that if an action is sound then why not just rebarrel it and have another good shooting army rifle but I don't know how many times an arsenal would do this.

I wonder if all the crowns are the same size or the same shape and if that would have any telling effect. I dunno Jim, you've stumped me on this one. I know that with Luger pistols you can find a whole bunch of different crowns or nazi markings on them, depending on who they were made for or who captured and used them. The Brits for example would mark the caliber and pressure ranges in tonnage and even put a crown on them- the Germans used the nazi eagle during wartime production but I have seen some with crowns on them too. Hmmm, this might take some research. Mikey Here.
 

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BigBill,
I was told on the Parallax Swedish Mauser Site that the crown cartouche behind the trigger is a re-arsenal indication. Major re-arsenal work was indicated by a crown with a number, but no dates. Thanks for the help.

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