Nice Swedish M1894 6.5×55 Sporter with Lyman Sight

I recently found this nice Swedish M1894 6.5×55 Sporter languishing on a dusty rack in a small town gun shop. It is in a Bishop walnut sporter stock, and equipped with an original Lyman-made ghost ring receiver sight.  Although presently set up for snap shooting, the Lyman sight is threaded for whichever diameter insert you’d prefer — for more precise shooting. (Those inserts are widely available on eBay, very inexpensively.)  It has a checkered Williams brand ramp front sight with a faux ivory bead. This carbine is in very nice shape overall. There is some minor thinning of the bluing on the barrel, but the rest of the finish is excellent. The stock has a dainty profile and is also in excellent condition–showing just a hint of handling wear since it was sporterized. (Apparently, it has had very little use, since then.) The Oberndorf Mauser-marked receiver ring is clearly dated 1895–confirming its pre-1899 bona fides. The visible serial numbers all match. There is a small, tasteful white diamond inlay on the left side, 1960s-style quick detachable sling swivels (inexpensively replaceable if you’d prefer a more contemporary style) and a hard black plastic Bishop logo buttplate with a white spacer. (Again, easily replaceable, if you prefer a recoil pad.) The bore is fairly shiny and has nice sharp rifling. This would make a great little deer hunting gun for anyone who is recoil shy. Or it could be camouflage dipped to turn it into a Federally-exempt practical self-defense carbine. (ZFGZ-891)

Caliber

Make

$1,550.00