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Husqvarna rifles

Husqvarna rifles
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:14:35 PM »
I was talking with my Dad about older gun companies and he mentioned Husqvarna and I was wondering if anyone knows if they're still made.  I googled it but couldn't come up with an answer.
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Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 06:24:14 PM »
They made them up until the mid 80's. Wikipedia has some info but it's sparse.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husqvarna_Vapenfabriks they were ok rifles but not great. I've seen a couple at gun shows with over inflated prices but they were pretty trashed. Simpsons has a few of them for sale https://www.simpsonltd.com/collections/husqvarna-rifles
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Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 09:26:38 PM »
I got a Husqvarna 30-06 for doing some welding for a guy 20 years ago, my brother has it now. It's was hardly used, still isn't, been sitting in one of the safes for years.

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Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 10:55:45 PM »
The older versions are building on genuine FN Mauser 98 actions. Depending on the era this includes solid side wall actions.

Utilitarian though.

There was a push feed model later... Was it an HVA2000?
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Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 06:04:38 AM »
The Husqvarna rifles I am familiar with are 98 Mauser action based. In terms of Mauser actions, they are some of the better ones out there.

You need to have an appreciation for commercial Mauser 98 actions to appreciate a Husqvarna. The rifles themselves are relatively plain, but the actions can be used to build a very nice custom rifle.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 11:59:49 AM »
The FN Commercial Mauser actions are what Weatherby started with and a lot of other companies too.
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Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 12:06:09 PM »
Thanks for all the info.  I did know a bit about them and knew a guy who had one in .270 Winchester which shot MOA or better groups.  Does anyone know what year they stopped making them?
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 02:20:01 PM »
Thanks for all the info.  I did know a bit about them and knew a guy who had one in .270 Winchester which shot MOA or better groups.  Does anyone know what year they stopped making them?



They stopped exporting rifles to the US in the early 70's. I believe the rifle they ended with was the 1900 which was their premium rifle. Anotnio Zoli bought the tooling for it and sold it as the AZ 1900.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 02:42:37 PM »
My first new rifle was a husquavarna Imperial grade 270 with a 24 inch barrel, $165 in 1966. It was a shooter, like an idiot I had it made into a 270WBY in 1990. The Imperial grade was fancy with blonde walnut stock and rosewood forend, looked similar to a WBY.
John

Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 04:48:20 PM »
The Husqvarna rifle the guy I know had was a decent looking rifle and shot well.  I'd even go as far to say it was a pretty good rifle for it's price.  It's interesting to look in the old Shooter's Bibles from the 50's and 60's to see some of the guns that were made by companies that aren't around anymore and sometimes I wonder what ever happened to all of the ones they made since you never see them for sale anywhere.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 06:25:27 PM »
I have been trying for the last day of so to verify what I was told years ago .  I was told that the early Sears Roebuck, Ted Williams brand was made by Husqvarna but I can't find any verification.

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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 07:12:01 PM »
Sears contracted with many gun manufacturers to build different guns.For example they contracted with Winchester to build a Ted Williams  lever action 30-30 that looked just like the model 94 from a distance,but up close you could tell it didn't have the time spent on the finished product like the 94 did.Savage was one of the companies too.
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Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 07:16:43 PM »
I don't know about the Sears ones but the later ones were called Carl Gustaves and were imported by Trade Winds of Tacoma WA. I believe TRADE Winds was stamped on barrel.
John

Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2019, 07:21:58 PM »
A lot of them were bought to make custom controlled feed rifles when Winchester came out with the post 64 model 70. A local builder did a lot of them in my area.
John

Re: Husqvarna rifles
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 10:00:40 PM »
I have really enjoyed this topic. I don't know anything about the rifle but it is interesting to see all the information and history from all.
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