Mystery Swede

We found these photos of a Swedish semiauto conversion, and have no information on the design. Have you seen this rifle?

Mystery Swedish rifle

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right side more

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Any insights? The only reason we’re even saying it’s Swedish is the “Stockholms Vapenfabrik” inscription on the receiver. The rear sight is a Lange type like on a Gewehr 98, but I don’t know what (if anything) can be implied from that.


  1. Thanks Ian, and thanks Eric and Swede 1896,

    Technika used to comment over at Practical Machinist, he’s a really knowledgeable, helpful and friendly guy (he was especially knowledgeable on Lugers).

    Glad to see how his site has developed.

  2. Will you be doing a write-up on this firearm for the site? I’m looking forward to learning more about this unique gun.

  3. Judging from just the photographs alone ( which can sometimes be deceptive ), this particular example appears to be superbly made and very nicely finished, especially with regards to the metalworking.

  4. it looks like a kjellman prototype rifle. if i remember right it was a attempt to convert existing mausers in the swedish army to semi auto ones

  5. Nope, this is no conversion.
    It’s a Swedish 1870th Construction for a automatic gun that was first produced in 1890th.
    The storys says that 51 or 53 rifles was made and only as prototypes.

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