Swedish Military Rifles 1963 - 1995

Text O. Janson

up dated 2013-05-04

 

Rifles  1894-1960
Rifles  1963-1990
 

CG 63, CG73 & CG80

Psg 90

Ag 90  (Barrett 82A1)

Anti Tank Rifles

 

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Post WW2 rifles

FSR CG63 (Frivilliga Skytte Rorelsen)
 

Rifle CG63

 

The CG63 match rifle is used by members of the rifle organisation 'Frivilliga Skytterörelsen' (FSR).
 

The CG 63 were built by Carl Gustaf, from surplus m/94 carbines and m/96 rifles. It featured a new free-floating heavy barrel, a new pistol-grip stock and a micrometer aperture sight. The cocking piece was modified to reduce mass and stroke, the trigger was ribbed, the trigger guard was serrated and on m/94 actions the handle was straighted out. The sights could be of diferent designs; Elit, Söderin, GF, Fäldt, Pramm, Hellqvist, ....

 

A CG 63 with an Elit sight. The action is from a m/94 carbine, as could be seen on the bolt handle.

Data for the CG 63

Weight 4,5 - 4,7 kg

Length 1245 mm

Length of stock 314 mm

Barrel length 740 mm

Barrel twist 220 mm

Barrel diameter 19 mm

Trigger pull 1,8 ±0,2 kp

The Swedish Army used this rifle as the Gevär 6. The only difference was that Gevär 6 had a short clening rod beneath the barrel.

 

 

CG73

1973 came an improved stock for CG 63 which was called CG 73


FSR CG80

The later CG 80 uses the same Mauser action, but got a better stock and an even havier barrel.

 

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Swedish Army

Psg 90, Prickskyttegevar 90 - Sniper rifle

Psg90 7.62x51mm (Top Picture by FMV; middle Army Museum and bottom picture courtesy Anders Arvidsson)

Prickskyttegevär 90, Psg 90

Calibre

7,62×51

Ammunition

7,62 mm ptr 10

Feed

9-round magazine

Design

Accuracy International AW

Action

Bolt action

Manufacturer

Accuracy International

Year of delivery

1991

Quantity

800

Barrel

655 mm

Length

1184 mm

Weight

6,2 kg

Sights

Scope 10×, Hensoldt

Miscellaneous

Similar to UK L96A1.
Same scope as on Ag 90.

Status

In service

 

 

Ag90 Semi-automatic Rifle 90

Ag90 .50BMG (Pictures by FMV)

Automatgevär 90, Ag 90

Calibre

12,7×99 mm (.50 BMG)

Ammunition

12,7 mm m/39

Feed

11-round magazine

Rate of fire

 

Design

Barret 82 A1

Action

Recoil operated, rotating bolt

Manufacturer

Barret

Year of delivery

 

Quantity

 

Barrel

838 mm

Length

1550 mm

Weight

14,7 kg

Sights

Scope 10x, Hensoldt

Miscellaneous

Same scope as on Psg 90.

Status

In service

 

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Swedish Anti Tank Rifles

FAQ about Swedish Mausers.

References:

Sven Nyberg

Mats Persson

Karl-Olof Björsell

Members of Gothia Arms Historical Society

Soldier Instruction manuals 1939-1943

Lt Colonel Axel Ekfeldt

Vapenmuseet

Lt Colonel Stellan Bojerud

Krigsarkivet

Anders Arvidsson, Swedish Homeguard

Ulving, S. Arvidsson, P. ;Ett skott en träff.

Hunts, Stockholm

FMV