Here Are The Top 5 Most Accurate Military Surplus Rifles

For those of you who have never fired, or owned, one of the rifles showcased in the video below, you’d be more than surprised as to how well these old rifles can perform and their accuracy is second to none. In this video below, these guys go over the most accurate military surplus rifles available on the market. These rifles are not only highly collectible, but they can also out-shoot many modern rifles produced today.

Now, one thing I will mention, is all of the rifles they’re talking about in this video are one’s that you might not be all that familiar with and are slightly obscure to the average American. However, that does not diminish their quality, or the accuracy.

If you do happen to come across one of these rifles that are in decent condition…buy it, you won’t regret the purchase.

Beneath the video, I will place each one mentioned, along with a short description.


Swedish M96“Swedish Mausers” are a family of bolt-action rifles based on an improved variant of Mauser’s earlier Model 1893, but using the 6.5×55mm cartridge, and incorporating unique design elements as requested by Sweden. These are the m/94 (Model 1894) carbine, m/96 (Model 1896) long rifle, m/38 (Model 1938) short rifle and m/41 (Model 1941) sniper rifle. In 1898 production began at Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

1891 Argentine MauserThe Argentine Mauser is a bolt-action rifle chambered in 7.65x53mm Argentine. Germany actually produced the rifle in 1891 for the Argentinian military. Depending on condition, the Argentine Mauser can be sold anywhere between $80 to $600 or more.

Finnish Model M39: If there is one Mosin Nagant that has captured the attention and respect of the American collector it is the Finnish Model 1939 Service Rifle commonly referred to as the M39.  Not only have these fine rifles gained respect in their own right but they have often created new converts to the Mosin Nagant collecting community.   This is not something that is a shock to Finnish collectors, as we have long known of the many fine traits of these rifles. The quality of workmanship of the M39 may indeed be the best of all the Mosin Nagant line of rifles, with maybe only certain versions of the Mosin sniper rifles even giving them a run for their money in this category.  

Karabiner Model 1931: The Karabiner Model 1931 (K31) is a magazine-fed, straight-pull bolt action rifle. It was the standard issue rifle of the Swiss armed forces from 1933 until 1958 though examples remained in service into the 1970s. It has a 6-round removable magazine, and is chambered for the 7.5×55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 or GP 11, a cartridge with ballistic qualities similar to the 7.62×51mm NATO/.308 Winchester cartridge. Each rifle included a 6-round detachable box magazine with matching stamped serial number. A charger is used to load the magazine from the top of the receiver.

Swedish Ag m/42: The Automatgevär m/42 (Ag m/42, outside of Sweden commonly known as the AG42, AG-42 or Ljungman) is a Swedish semi-automatic rifle which saw limited use by the Swedish Army from 1942 until the 1960’s. The Ag m/42 was designed by Erik Eklund of the AB C.J. Ljungmans Verkstäder company of Malmö around 1941, and entered production at the Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori in Eskilstuna in 1942.

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