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FluffyTheCat  [Member]
5/29/2010 8:05:58 PM


Alberta is different from the rest of Canada. We buy our milk in cartons and jugs; the rest of the country gets milk in plastic bags. And Alberta also has a number of interesting gunshows. We love guns here and liberals are also in short supply.

I went to the local gunshow today with my wife and I bought a Husqvarna bolt action rifle in .30-06 caliber. The rifle is in excellent condition. It has about 90% bluing and it also has a perfect bore. The bore was cleaned with Wipe Out and there is absolutely not metal fouling at all. The bore is shiny and beautiful.

The piece has a walnut stock with a few handling marks. There is a tiny hairline crack behind the tang––the crack is about a quarter inch long.

The rifle is a 98 commercial Mauser and it has a crisp trigger. The rifle also came with steel scope mounts and rings. I believe these were made by Leupold.

Now please understand, I am not violating the CoC rules. I am NOT trying to sell this rifle. I do, however, want to know what you guys think. You see my wife is pissed and she thinks I paid too much for the gun. I paid $600. Now what does arfcom think? Did I get a deal or not?

Here are some pictures.
















paul_the_welder  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:07:44 PM

Don't know. I wouldn't have paid 600. Maybe 400-450
surplusnut  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:08:01 PM
nice hunting rifle and as for the price i have no fucking clue

Eggzz  [Member]
5/29/2010 8:08:21 PM
Does it have an engine bolted to it?
EvanWilliams  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:10:02 PM
Originally Posted By paul_the_welder:

Don't know. I wouldn't have paid 600. Maybe 400-450


Agreed with one caveat. There is a Husqvarna aficionado in internetville who will one day lust after that gun. And pay you to get it possibly. If you like the gun, then good for you. that is all that matters.
Raztag  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:10:34 PM
Just tell your wife we all said it was a screaming deal. Save yourself the grief.
FluffyTheCat  [Member]
5/29/2010 8:12:19 PM
Huskvarna is a town in Sweden and they had a gunmaking company called Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB. They quit building guns in 1972; however, they still make chainsaws and sewing machines.
Miracle_Pants  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:16:10 PM
600 dollars might be a good deal in Canada but I don't know the market well enough. I do know 500 - 600 USD is about what I would expect to pay here.

Considering, Canadian dollars are almost 1 to 1 with US dollars these days then it sounds about right. Not a steal by any means but reasonable.
mattja  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:19:04 PM
Is that 600 dollars real money or 600 dollars American?
SMWeinbrenner  [Member]
5/29/2010 8:21:02 PM
I have a husq 270 winchester made in the early 50's..

awesome rifle.
AlvinYork  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:23:42 PM
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Originally Posted By paul_the_welder:

Don't know. I wouldn't have paid 600. Maybe 400-450


Agreed with one caveat. There is a Husqvarna aficionado in internetville who will one day lust after that gun. And pay you to get it possibly. If you like the gun, then good for you. that is all that matters.


Agreed, nice rifle, I probably wouldn't have paid that much. But then again I have a similar one that I picked up about twenty years ago. I probably paid too much at $175, been happy with it though like most of their rifles it's a tack driver.
FluffyTheCat  [Member]
5/29/2010 8:24:26 PM


I did a little checking and apparently it has a commercial 98 action made by Fabrique National. I really like this gun and I'm happy. But I wanted to know what arfcom thinks.

And remember, the .30-06 cartridge is never a mistake.
arowneragain  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:26:15 PM
Originally Posted By paul_the_welder:

Don't know. I wouldn't have paid 600. Maybe 400-450


Same here - how do prices in Canada compare to the US in general?
tdowell  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:28:01 PM
which model is it, they made;


HI-POWER
- .220 Swift, .270 Win., or .30-06 cal., Mauser type action, open sights, checkered beech wood. Mfg. 1946-51, early models found in 6.5x55mm, 8x57Rmm, 9.3x57mm cals.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$625 $550 $500 $450 $400 $365 $335

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MODEL 1951
- similar to Hi-Power, except high profile stock.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$500 $465 $425 $385 $340 $300 $270

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SERIES 1100 DELUXE
- similar to Model 1951, except has European walnut and jeweled bolt. Mfg. 1952-56.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$520 $480 $440 $360 $330 $310 $290

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SERIES 1000 SUPER GRADE
- similar to Model 1951, has walnut Monte Carlo stock. Mfg. 1952-56.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$520 $480 $440 $360 $330 $310 $290

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SERIES 3100 CROWN GRADE
- .243 Win., .270 Win., .30-06, 7x57mm, or .308 Win. cal., improved HVA Mauser action, 24 in. barrel, walnut stock, black forend tip and pistol grip cap. Mfg. 1954-72.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$575 $525 $475 $400 $360 $330 $315

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SERIES 3000 CROWN GRADE
- similar to 3100, except has Monte Carlo stock.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$660 $595 $525 $475 $400 $360 $330

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SERIES 4100 LIGHTWEIGHT
- HVA Mauser action, calibers same as 3100, 20 1/2 in. barrel, open sights, lightweight walnut stock, pistol grip, Schnabel forend. Mfg. 1954-72.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$575 $525 $475 $400 $360 $330 $315

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SERIES 4000 LIGHTWEIGHT
- similar to 4100, except has Monte Carlo stock, no sights.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$660 $595 $525 $475 $400 $360 $330

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Prices are from a reputable site, all I can say about that,

arowneragain  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 8:28:55 PM
Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:

I really like this gun and I'm happy....................the .30-06 cartridge is never a mistake.


Then you didn't pay too much.
R6551GNR  [Member]
5/29/2010 9:51:24 PM
Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:


Alberta is different from the rest of Canada. We buy our milk in cartons and jugs; the rest of the country gets milk in plastic bags. And Alberta also has a number of interesting gunshows. We love guns here and liberals are also in short supply.




How do you explain Redmonton then ?

And I heard that they found a Rat in Alberta as well recently. Liberals can't be far behind.

But seriously, good score. 30/06 will take down anything you're likely to find in Alta, and it's standard issue in B.C. as well.

dedfella  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 10:08:40 PM
what the hell man

If you are pleased with your purchase then all is good.

unless you are talking about overpaying by several hundred dollars I think it is relative.

tell the wife arfcom said it was worth 8700$ and will kill zombies with aplomb and panache
refurb  [Member]
5/29/2010 10:13:11 PM
Most gun stuff is way more expensive in Canada vs. the US.

I think you made a good buy.

RF
Dave_A  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 10:13:16 PM

Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:

We love guns here and liberals are also in short supply.


Heh...

They go to BC and smoke pot all day, or back to the eastern part of your country to fuck the whole thing up for everyone...
cavscouty  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 10:16:37 PM
Nice rifle.
eodtech2000  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 10:18:28 PM
Nice find, my old Platoon Sgt had a Husqvarna and it was a farking tackdriver!!!
pdg45acp  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 10:19:20 PM
A friend of mine has one of those, great gun.

You paid $571.48 US for it with rings and mounts, that's not bad for the condition it's in.
chadwimc  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 10:19:48 PM
I gave $325.00 American for the one I purchased a few years ago. It came with a cheapie Bushnell scope.