Sweden Husqvarna Mauser Custom Rifle. Caliber .30-06
This action is the original Husqvarna made by FN in Belgium. Very few of these actions were imported to US; they are no longer produced.
Fajen high-grade "Fancy-grade" black walnut stock. Stock is heavy benchrest or varmint style. The finish is hand-rubbed oil finish.
Shilen Match-grade 6-groove heavy barrel.
This rifle is custom made and never fired. There is a small scratch about the size of a dime on the trigger guard and touched up with cold blueing.
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During WWII, Sweden's army switched to a semi-automatic rifle---the Ljungman. They couldn't produce enough of them, so the Swedish national rifle factory, Carl Gustaf, sent the machinery for producing Sweden's Mauser 96 to Husqvarna; they began producing the Model 38 Swedish Mauser, one of the most beautifully finished bolt-action military rifles of the 20th Century. They are stocked in European walnut or beech.
Since WWII, Husqvarna produced four rifles.
After the war, Husqvarna imported some Mauser 98 actions produced by FN in Belgium, but finished and stocked in Sweden. This is probably the finest of the FN Mausers.
In the mid-50's, Husqvarna developed the famous "HVA" action---it was a true Mauser 98, but a small-ring action, like the Swedish 96, a much more sleek bolt release and a true third locking lug---the mark of the Mauser 98. These were very expensive to produce.
Many people believe that the Husqvarna HVA is the best bolt action rifle of the 20th Century.
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