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James Sullivan  and William B. Ruger , it incorporated numerous innovations and cost-saving engineering changes. The Mini rifle employs an investment cast , heat-treated receiver and is mechanically similar to the M1 rifle , with a self-cleaning, fixed-piston gas system. Stocks were somewhat angular and heat shields were made of wood. These rifles, with serial number prefixes before , were tooled and redesigned with a new stock, new bolt hold-open mechanism, and other small changes. The original Mini rifle had a rear aperture sight with large protective wings and no integral scope bases.
All Swedish Mausers were chambered for the 6. All Swedish Mausers, whether built in Germany or Sweden, were fabricated using a Swedish-supplied high grade tool steel alloyed with nickel, copper, and vanadium, a product then noted for its strength and corrosion resistance. These rifles, like other pre-M 98 system Mauser rifles, lack the third safety locking lug at the rear of the bolt and feature "cock-on-closing" similar to the contemporary Lee—Enfield rifle instead of the "cock-on-opening" style found on the German Gewehr 98 and most subsequent bolt-action rifles. The rear sight was graduated for 6. It is speculated that these were replacement receivers that were later given the same serial number as the replaced receivers, though this is not yet confirmed due to the extremely small number discovered so far. Production in Sweden under license commenced in Swedish production continued sporadically until