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    Huskvarna 30-06

    Well I finally picked up the rifle I have been lusting after for about the past 6 months. It's a Huskvarna chambered in 30-06. I don't know the exact model, but it is based on a 1640 action. It is quite a rare example I think, becuse it is not D&T for scope mounts. The experts on swedish gunboards had only seen one before like this. Just my luck... So I'll be dropping it off at Norfolk Sporting Guns once my bank account has recovered from that and the accompanying spree at Norman Clarks! Although the rifle did only cost 195...

    The stock is basic, to say the leats. Nothing wrong with it though. It has iron sights, with no elevation adjustment, and drift for windage. The action and bore are in very good nick. It's smooth (makes my Brno 98 feel like a real tractor) and feeds/ejects very nicely.

    Anyone else like 1640 actions?

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    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling

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    hi
    i own one 1640 in 6,5x55 and love it! it is very relaible extremly accurate and high quality steel in action and barrel
    i put 2 pictures of my husky in my album!
    Last edited by daniel paydar; 25-02-2011 at 16:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel paydar View Post
    hi
    i own one 1640 in 6,5x55 and love it! it is very relaible extremly accurate and high quality steel in action and barrel
    i put 2 pictures of my husky in my album!
    awesome. Yep I'm thinking 1640s are no 1 right now
    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling

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    Harry you might regret having it D&T'd later .................................................. ..... I know I did with my Model 46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrygrey382 View Post
    Well I finally picked up the rifle I have been lusting after for about the past 6 months. It's a Huskvarna chambered in 30-06. I don't know the exact model, but it is based on a 1640 action. It is quite a rare example I think, becuse it is not D&T for scope mounts. The experts on swedish gunboards had only seen one before like this. Just my luck... So I'll be dropping it off at Norfolk Sporting Guns once my bank account has recovered from that and the accompanying spree at Norman Clarks! Although the rifle did only cost 195...

    The stock is basic, to say the leats. Nothing wrong with it though. It has iron sights, with no elevation adjustment, and drift for windage. The action and bore are in very good nick. It's smooth (makes my Brno 98 feel like a real tractor) and feeds/ejects very nicely.

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    That is a very good rifle. I would think a long, hard time before I drilled that rifle. I shoot easily at 100 yards with my Model 648 Husqvarna 8x57 and I'll vouch that you can learn to be very accurate without them if you practice it.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    That is a very good rifle. I would think a long, hard time before I drilled that rifle. I shoot easily at 100 yards with my Model 648 Husqvarna 8x57 and I'll vouch that you can learn to be very accurate without them if you practice it.~Muir
    Yep she's a beauty. And I hear what you and Brit are saying. D&T may have its down sides, but EVEN if I did want to keep it iron sighted - these ones are so basic it's unreal. They drift for windage, no elevation. No chance of mounting a peep or any reciever sight. I will see how I go wtih them, because I need hold off D&Ting fundwise anyway. But I can't see myself ever getting that accurate. And what if I needed/wanted to take a longer shot - 200 yards say, no a smaller animal? And also, my eyesight isn't the best - .075 in both eyes. So it's ok when light is good, but as soon as light starts fading my vision nose dives. So I really think I do want a scope. I'm thinking this will bemy main hunting rifle, both in the UK and when I move to Australia.

    However, if anyone know of a 1640 in 30-06 that was D&T they wanted to trade, or knew of one full stop - I'd be all ears
    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling

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    a good gunsmith can surely drill for scope mounts. it would not be a great problem. many older husqvarna rifles has been altered in this way. if you don't want to alter the rifle ,then try to find an extra adjustable rear sight from william or other makers and replace the rear sight and keep the old one too . this dosen't require any change or altering.
    cheers
    daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel paydar View Post
    a good gunsmith can surely drill for scope mounts. it would not be a great problem. many older husqvarna rifles has been altered in this way. if you don't want to alter the rifle ,then try to find an extra adjustable rear sight from william or other makers and replace the rear sight and keep the old one too . this dosen't require any change or altering.
    cheers
    daniel
    The Problem is the same as my Model 46 of 1935 Vintage, once you Drill and Tap it's not possible to undo it .

    Harry there is another way, a bolt tail mounted peep. In fact I am altering a damaged P-H 16 Sportarget sight for such use. It would require another bolt nut (cocking piece) or bolt shroud so the rifle can remain/be put back to original. Rigbys used to fit these to some of their rifles as did Mannlicher, Holland & Holland etc. I saw one of these P-H 16's altered and fitted to a rifle on teh Express rifles site. The original bolt tail peep is missing from my Schoenauer so ............................
    Last edited by Brithunter; 26-02-2011 at 10:44.

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    Get a scope on it. Those old huskies are cheap as chips . If you don't like it with the scope on throw it away and buy another. My mate bought the exact same model in good condition for 90 and thats about all its worth.

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