Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

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Re: Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

#26 Post by sikacz » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:44 am

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Actually, I remember images of THIS from when I was a kid! Thought it was ridiculous then, too!:

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Must have work a little. I remember seeing that one as well. They are certainly no target rifles.
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Re: Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

#27 Post by Mustang » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:31 pm

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I share your love of old target rifles. They are beauties, enjoy and congrats again!
Thanks, sik. A number of my shooting buddies believe the Finns somehow missed the boat aesthetically-speaking on the 28/76. I have a Swedish CG-80 that exudes pulchritude in comparison...

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Frankly, I've corresponded with someone who has a earlier Finnish target rifle-a 28/57-which is much prettier IMO. Would love to have one of those.
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Re: Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

#28 Post by Mustang » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:37 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:33 am
Actually, I remember images of THIS from when I was a kid! Thought it was ridiculous then, too!:

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Don't be too quick to write off the curved barrel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xfYfgpjtws

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Re: Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

#29 Post by sikacz » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:18 pm

Mustang wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:31 pm
sikacz wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:40 am
I share your love of old target rifles. They are beauties, enjoy and congrats again!
Thanks, sik. A number of my shooting buddies believe the Finns somehow missed the boat aesthetically-speaking on the 28/76. I have a Swedish CG-80 that exudes pulchritude in comparison...

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Frankly, I've corresponded with someone who has a earlier Finnish target rifle-a 28/57-which is much prettier IMO. Would love to have one of those.
I guess both reflect their time in the design. The M28-76 has a very 1970’s flare. It’s also much more utilitarian from my perspective. The stock finish is very plain and the ergonomics is pretty much patterned after the bi-athlon rifles which it no doubt was intended to resemble. Since it was a military target marksmanship rifle it may also have been used in military bi-athlon type events. That’s a guess on my part, but I could ask, I know a few Finns that are in the reserves in Finland and are old enough to have used one. I’m partial to the simplicity of the M28-76, but wouldn’t turn down a chance to buy any of the earlier ones.
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Re: Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

#30 Post by Mustang » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:50 am

sikacz wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:18 pm
I guess both reflect their time in the design. The M28-76 has a very 1970’s flare. It’s also much more utilitarian from my perspective. The stock finish is very plain and the ergonomics is pretty much patterned after the bi-athlon rifles which it no doubt was intended to resemble. Since it was a military target marksmanship rifle it may also have been used in military bi-athlon type events. That’s a guess on my part, but I could ask, I know a few Finns that are in the reserves in Finland and are old enough to have used one. I’m partial to the simplicity of the M28-76, but wouldn’t turn down a chance to buy any of the earlier ones.
Don't get me wrong, I love my 28/76 and find it one of the most comfortable shooting rifles that I've got. It may not be pretty, but to paraphrase Forrest Gump...pretty is as pretty does.

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Re: Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

#31 Post by sikacz » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:01 pm

Mustang wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:50 am
sikacz wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:18 pm
I guess both reflect their time in the design. The M28-76 has a very 1970’s flare. It’s also much more utilitarian from my perspective. The stock finish is very plain and the ergonomics is pretty much patterned after the bi-athlon rifles which it no doubt was intended to resemble. Since it was a military target marksmanship rifle it may also have been used in military bi-athlon type events. That’s a guess on my part, but I could ask, I know a few Finns that are in the reserves in Finland and are old enough to have used one. I’m partial to the simplicity of the M28-76, but wouldn’t turn down a chance to buy any of the earlier ones.
Don't get me wrong, I love my 28/76 and find it one of the most comfortable shooting rifles that I've got. It may not be pretty, but to paraphrase Forrest Gump...pretty is as pretty does.
:roflmao: From a Finn angle, the Swedes could afford the pleasures of refined things with the Finns standing between them and the Soviets/Russians. :roflmao:
Knowing Finns their nature is more like M28/76 than that beautiful Swede of yours.
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Re: Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

#32 Post by Mustang » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:19 pm

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Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:01 pm
:roflmao: From a Finn angle, the Swedes could afford the pleasures of refined things with the Finns standing between them and the Soviets/Russians. :roflmao:
Knowing Finns their nature is more like M28/76 than that beautiful Swede of yours.
I love the utilitarian Finnish rifles and actually have far more Finns than Swedes.

I guess I come to the love of both rifles honestly...one of my maternal Great Grandmothers was Finnish and she was married to a Swede, who naturally was one of my maternal GGF's.

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Re: Swedish Mauser FM 23-36 trial match rifle

#33 Post by sikacz » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:39 pm

Mustang wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:19 pm
sikacz wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:01 pm
:roflmao: From a Finn angle, the Swedes could afford the pleasures of refined things with the Finns standing between them and the Soviets/Russians. :roflmao:
Knowing Finns their nature is more like M28/76 than that beautiful Swede of yours.
I love the utilitarian Finnish rifles and actually have far more Finns than Swedes.

I guess I come to the love of both rifles honestly...one of my maternal Great Grandmothers was Finnish and she was married to a Swede, who naturally was one of my maternal GGF's.
They all have their place.
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