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  1. inneist

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    It was rather abrupt, hence the snapshot outlook. I'm interested in seeing if it "pops" in B&W.

    Thanks for looking!

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    It certainly does.

    Top it off, if you can by cloning out the earphones. Might give the subject a more reflective look.
     
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    What country is this? That sentry appears to be armed with a Mauser K98
     
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    WOW really good shot.
     
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    Thanks, Kevin.

    Efergoh, it was in Sweden. The rifle, your knowledge of weaponry impressed me. I believe Mauser K98 is a possible answer. I have asked some professional people and will let you know once they get back to me. Here's a close-up image:

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    i like that 2nd one there
     
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    Ah. The K98 was a German rifle. The Swede Mausers were called the M96 as in the Model of 1896 chambered for 6.5x55 whereas the N@zi's K98 was 8x57.

    The Swedes were able to keep top shelf quality control throughout their production where the Germans quality dropped off a bit toward the end of WWII. I've had Yugoslavian, Spanish, Brazillian (made in Germany for Brazil) and German mausers. I have yet to aquire any Swede mausers. they have become kind of rare in the states, but are highly coveted.
     
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    Högvakten, the Swedish Royal Guards, had my question unanswered, apparently for security reasons. But after I talked with some Swedes here, I'm now almost certain the rifle is the Swedish Mauser m/96. When Mauser manufactured m/96 in Germany, it was required that Swedish steel be used.

    I once came to see von Hallwyl's family house (now is a musuem) in Stockholm where a large private collection of rifles was on display. Here's an online site you can find more info. Maybe someday you will visit.

    http://lsh.it-norr.com/
     

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