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K.KALEReceiver Û Swede Barrel
A K.KALE receiver as used in the Turkish Series of 1938 is a Large Ring Mauser with Small Ring Threads. Replacement barrels manufactured for use on Swedish M96 and M38 rifles are Small Ring Threads. These two are perfect mates. When married together they form a Twede, a Large Ring Mauser in 6.5 x 55 caliber.
There are two replacement barrels on the market for the Swedish Mausers. A 29-inch barrel designed for the M96 and a 24-inch version designed for the M38. Other than length they are dimensionally identical. The ones now on the market in the 29-inch length are blued while the 24 inch ones are in-the-white. The rifle above has been used in quite a few 1000 yd. matches. It is fitted with the 29-inch barrel.
The rear sight is a Redfield Palma; the stock is an old, but unused, Bishop. The web strap starting at the receiver and extending to the rear sight is to keep barrel-induced heat waves from interfering with the sighting.
A much more common Twede would be one that uses as much of the Turkish rifle as possible. The one above is in an original Turk stock (this stock was so bad looking that I had thrown it away!!!).
The front extension has been removed from the receiver and the Swede barrel screwed on. The chamber was just "touched" with a reamer to achieve proper headspace. Ý Ý Ý
If the Turk stock is cut here Ý Ý Ý
the cut will fall just ahead of the barrel step
and except for the cleaning rod hole, finishes off nicely.
That cut would fall right here. Ý Ý Ý