SOLD FOR: $1334.99
Make: Carl Gustafs, Sweden.
Model: 1894/14 Carbine. A Model 1894 Carbine with a newer nosecap that accepts a bayonet.
Serial Number: HK95541
Year of Manufacture: 1918
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 “crown / C / CARL GUSTAFS STADS / GEVARSFAKTORI / 1918”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The bottom metal and the bolt assembly are marked with the last 3 digits of the serial number. Many 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 “L / I.25 / No 2a / No 815”. The top of the buttplate is marked “IKO / No 250”. There are a few other small marks on the rifle.
Barrel Length: Approximately 17 1/2 inches. 18 inches to the end of the 1/2 inch barrel extension attached to the muzzle.
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 polished scratches & surface erosion. The wood shows scattered scrapes, scratches & compression marks. Some have damaged small portions of surface wood. The most prominent marks are the deep scratches on the butt. Most of these marks have been oiled. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall the stock rates in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The grooves are dark and the rifling is deep. There is erosion and some light intermittent pitting in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 25% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, scratches, discoloration from oxidation and light surface erosion. The barrel shows thinning and more prominent surface erosion. The screw heads show heavy use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good to Very Good condition.
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 produced in 1918 by Carl Gustafs in Sweden. It is basically a standard Model 1894 Carbine that accepts a bayonet. 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 Model 1894 has been rebuilt and still has nice markings on the metal parts.
This Swedish Mauser Carbine is over 100 years old and can still do lots of work out at the range. For more information and photos see pages 326 and 327 of Joe Puleo’s, “Bolt Action Military Rifles of the World. Good luck.