Finally,just finished the History! The KA1 Naval Unit was organized in 1902 at Vaxholm. Batteries were set up with heavy guns in place first about 1904. Then added for several more years. On several Islands commanding the main sea approach to Stockholm. This 1919 was sent to that unit after manufacture. Unit KA1-KA5 were disbanded on July1, 2000.
Sweden for many years were just like the Swiss. The men in a family and some women after service were compelled to have a rifle at home for immediate recall into service if necessary. Up through age 47, you had to serve. Many are telling me that this rifle may have survived original disk removal because it was not returned to the Military until the Person holding it passed away. The Swedes used this as their front line firearm until 1980 or a little more. By the time this rifle was turned in, few were left for import here. They say at the end, some of these returns to the government showed up.
The Gov. over there finally told citizens to turn these rifles back in. Most likely this was one of the last and just thrown into a shipment. No way to prove for certain, but most feasible explanation as given to me by the top experts in this area. Also, the original owner who bought it from a Gun Shop that handled them while they were coming in has had it locked up safely for two decades or so it seems. For now, unless I find out a reason not to, it will be my personal center piece perhaps. I'm pumped to get this one in my hands. I've got others to shoot. Problem with the Swedes is, they are 300 yard minimum sighted in sights on them. The rear sight is 300 meters on up and that is it. There are some Military sight blades available to lower point of impact at 100 to 200. But hard to tell rifle to rifle what to try. My Club range only goes out to 200 yds. I gotta hold at or below paper to hit a 6" or 8" Bull zone at 200. These really are long range rifles. They weren't kidding. Same with the K31 Swiss rifles.