Q: I own a Model 96 Swedish Mauser and a Model 38. Both rifles are in good condition and chamberd in 6.5x55mm. What can you tell me about these rifles, and what rifle were they replaced with?
A: The Model 96 was adopted for military use by Sweden in 1895, and rifle was shortened in 1938 and redesignated as the M 38. In all of its forms, the rifle was used until 1942 when it was replaced by the Eklund-Ljungmann rifle in 6.5x55mm, which was soon modified to become the Model 42-B. Egypt adopted the semi-auto Ljungmann chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser and called it the Hakim. Those rifles in 6.5x55mm were sold in Australia as surplus before the Gun Laws were initiated.