The Mysterious Swedish Mauser Monopod
photos courtesy of Capt. Bruce Drake, U.S. Army (July, 2008 he is currently serving in Iraq)
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland

This 1896 Swedish Mauser is in the collection of the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.

I have no knowlege as to how it came to be in that collection.

I present these photos only for the fact that this rifle exists and is fitted with this device.
It is not Swedish military issue nor is there any solid information about it.
According to reliable sources in Sweden the bottom is part of a military ski pole assembly.
It is a rather bizaar contraption such as it is...

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