Swedish M41b — interesting piece!!!

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A good summary of the M41/M41B. The rifle shown also has the correct 3-piece M41B sling as well. It was not mentioned in the article, but the sling is really a competition inspired item that was pretty much far ahead of everything else fielded until the 21st century. Thanks for the post.
 

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I think mine was $1295 from Samco twenty years ago in 2001. I have shot around .7 inch groups at 100 yards with military ammo.
 

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I also just remembered the classic Samco packing job, it was loose in a cardboard box with no packing. The bolt handle was poking through the side of the box! Fortunately there was no real damage and the scope and mount were protected in the can.
 

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    I also just remembered the classic Samco packing job, it was loose in a cardboard box with no packing. The bolt handle was poking through the side of the box! Fortunately there was no real damage and the scope and mount were protected in the can.
    I've had a few of those as well.
     

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    my samco only ever shot minute of grapefruit with the same ammo that my civilian diopter sighted target rifle shot clover leafs with. so I put the ajack on a german SSR rebuilt sniper rifle and sold the 41b
     

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    The market is a strange place.
    As a Swedish competition shooter and hunter, I know that old C96 mausers (not the full on m41b) can be found for as low as 50$ in mint condition. And even at that price they dont always sell. Refurbished ones with diopter sights and target stocks go for around 150$ and they are not sought after at all, some gets given away and others turned in to the police to get destroyed.

    And on the other hand, a Remington 700 police sells for 1700$ and while they are not exactly flying of the shelf. I belive they can be had for a lot less in the US?

    But that is how the cookie crubles.

    It has been stated over and over that Sweden has the cheapest 2-hand market for weapons. Wich is probably true, and very likely when it comes to handguns, where changes in weapons permits (limited to 5 years) destroyed the 2-hand market completely. Very few people buy a 3000$ handgun when they can be forced to sell it after 5 years if they dont compeat enough to get another 5 years approved.
     

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    They really look to be well put together rifles.

    What gets me is.....Do they not have wind in Sweden?

    Instead of "Kentucky Windage" perhaps it should be "Swedish Windage".
     

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    The Germans didn’t build windage adjustments on their scopes or K98 mounts in the 1930s-early 1940s, and that’s where the original M41 mounts came from....seems strange today but that the general pattern of their optic systems of that era.
     
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    The Germans didn’t build windage adjustments on their scopes or K98 mounts in the 1930s-early 1940s, and that’s where the original M41 mounts came from....seems strange today but that the general pattern of their optic systems of that era.

    Yep met a guy at the range firing his new to him Swede.

    when he couldnt center the group I had to mention that they shimmed or otherwise adjusted the mount to get wind zero.
     

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    Yep met a guy at the range firing his new to him Swede.

    when he couldnt center the group I had to mention that they shimmed or otherwise adjusted the mount to get wind zero.
    nope. the swedes used a version of the german SSR. both the ssr and the lsr had windage screws in the mount and a pivot in the front. imagine a scope with no windage dial, only elevation, mounted in a leupold style base. that is the gist of the system. the screws push the mount which pushes the crosshairs (the post, to be precise).

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    nope. the swedes used a version of the german SSR. both the ssr and the lsr had windage screws in the mount and a pivot in the front. imagine a scope with no windage dial, only elevation, mounted in a leupold style base. that is the gist of the system. the screws push the mount which pushes the crosshairs (the post, to be precise).

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    Good to know.

    Neither of us had much knowledge on them.

    Looks solid for getting a zero wind zero.

    Still not something you play with because there is a 15 mile right to left blowing.
     

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    Interesting coincidence. My Uncle recently passed away and he had one. I have been trying to value it to sell it for my Aunt.View attachment 7610449
    Have you figured it out? I have not seen on for sale in awhile. Last I saw with full kit and in vg condition was 3000 from a local guy but that has been some years ago.
     

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    Have you figured it out? I have not seen on for sale in awhile. Last I saw with full kit and in vg condition was 3000 from a local guy but that has been some years ago.
    I saw one that sold on GB in February for $3600 but it didn’t have the matching number scope storage can. I’d like to keep it. My Uncle told me about it all the time. I’ll probably end up listing it on GB. I have two other rifles of his on there now.