I just picked up a well worn m/96. It's a 1900 Mauser Oberndorf with a 4 digit serial number - 2380. If I remember correctly, this is supposedly a replacement receiver for an 1898 dated Carl Gustaf m/96.
Here's what has me confused. Almost all of the parts are Mauser parts, based on the serial number fonts, Mauser crowns and other Mauser markings. The only exceptions are the barrel (matching s/n in Swedish font, crown over S), and the cleaning rod. The stock is German, but also has a crown over S on the wrist.
If this is a replacement receiver, shouldn't all the other parts be Swedish? Was an entire 1898 Gustaf m/96 replaced with a Mauser m/96 that was stamped to match the replaced rifle?