Swedish Mausers are a family of bolt-action rifles based on an improved variant of Mauser's earlier Model 1893, but using the 6.5x55mm cartridge and incorporating unique design elements as requested by Sweden. These rifles were constructed with Swedish steel, a special high-strength steel alloy containing nickel, copper, and vanadium. This unique steel was so prized for its strength and corrosion-resistance that the Swedish government required that even the Swedish Mausers produced in Germany be built with the alloy. The Model 1896 rifle in 6.5×55mm was adopted in 1896 for infantry use with 475,000 produced by Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori between 1896 and 1932 This rifle features a dovetailed blade front sight, an adjustable tangent rear sight, and a 2-position thumb safety. Its wood is in fair condition, its metal is in good condition, and its bore is in very good condition.