SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Mauser Oberndorf, Germany. Swedish Contract
Model: 1894/14 Carbine. An 1894 Carbine with a newer nosecap that accepts a bayonet.
Serial Number: 8014
Year of Manufacture: 1895
Caliber: 6.5x55mm (6.5 Swiss)
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked “WAFFENFABRIK / MAUSER / OBERNDORF A/N / 1895”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “Y.T.”. The bottom metal and the butt plate are marked with the last 3 digits of the serial number. The bolt assembly and some of the remaining metal parts are marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number. Most of the metal parts are marked with small “crowns”. The bottom of the grip is stamped with 2 “crowns”. The marking disk on the butt is marked “I 27 / No 227”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 17 ½ inches.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set between two protective ears. The rear sight is a “V” notched blade in the down position. When flipped up it becomes a sight ladder that uses a second, sliding “V” notched blade. It is marked from “4-16”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a straight grip, finger grooves, metal barrel band with sling loop, a metal nose cap with bayonet mount & sight wings, sling well with pass through, marking disk on the butt, sling buckle & 2 screws mounted into the right sling well, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scratches and pin prick surface erosion. The wood shows scrapes, scratches & compression marks. Some have damaged small portions of surface wood. Most of these marks have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall the stock rates in about Very Good Plus condition as an antique.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are light grey, the grooves are dark, and the rifling is deep. There is erosion in the bore; more prominent in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. Small scratches and small dents show through the new finish. The front of the nose nosecap has surface erosion showing thought he new finish. The metal shows various scrapes & small scratches. The nosecap & barrel each show light paint overspray. The screw heads show use but have been refinished. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as a refinished antique.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Swedish Mauser Model 1894/14 Carbine was part of the original German Mauser Oberndorf contract. It was produced during six months that spanned from the second half of 1895 to February of 1896. The Model 1894 Carbine originally did not mount a bayonet. The 1894/14 variant has a nose cap that allows the bayonet to be mounted with a bayonet lug. This one is in great shape for its age. It has been refinished so it looks great and still has deep markings. This rifle is an Antique, so No FFL is required…unless you live in California.
For more information and photos see pages 326 and 327 of Joe Puleo’s, “Bolt Action Military Rifles of the World.