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Husqvarna Model 1000 Super Grade rifle made 1952-1956

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This Swedish Husqvarna bolt action rifle was made between 1952 and 1956. It has a Mauser 98 action, made of Swedish steel, select grade European walnut Monte Carlo stock and is chambered in .30-06. The barrel has a tiny maker's marking that reads "HUSQVARNA VAPENFABRIKS AB .30-06 US". It is also signed by the armorer who made it, but I am not sure where that mark was put. I am vegan, don't hunt, etc., but wanted to add a representative vintage large game hunting rifle to my collection. But which rifle? I am a collector of military surplus rifles, so I wanted a rifle that was purpose built as a hunting rifle, not a Bubba'd milsurp, both vintage and uncommon, something that had been used in North America and preferably with some sort of military connection. I am a fan of Swedish military rifles and came across these Husqvarna rifles. A 1953 advertisement for this rifle and its companion 1100 model says they are "available to you at this popular price through the miracle of modern international trade". Cool! The 1100 had a jeweled bolt. It is believed that the combined total of Model 1000 and 1100 rifles imported into the U. S. totals less than 2,000. This is probably because importers faced stiff competition from American makers like Winchester, Savage and Remington. This rifle has been fired but has had very few rounds through it and is in nearly new condition except for some handling dings to the stock. It is in original condition except for the removal of the rear sight and installation of a Bushnell scope sight using the mounting holes pre-drilled by Husqvarna. Since it is built on a military action, I am adding this to the Military and Wartime section.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Ya sure ya betcha, thanks for loving my Husqvarna rifle Lady_Picker, bobby725, fortapache, officialfuel and yougottahavestuff!

      Yeah, I know ya sure ya betcha is Minnesotan Norwegian slang, but couldn't resist. My DNA tests usually come back around 10% Swedish/Norwegian so I am using the Nordic card...
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Don't move to VA, unless you chose sides. LOL ! Beautiful target/defense rifle. I got some real accurate scores reloading 110 gr. bullets.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      @blunderbuss2 - Warning noted! I don't reload anymore. Just ran out of space for reloading equipment. I also seldom shoot paper anymore. I prefer action shooting and steel targets, so I can get more exercise.

      Thanks for loving my Husqvarna rifle!

    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you EJW-54!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you Designer!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall and snowman3!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you mtg75!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you egreeley1976!
    9. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Great write up. Fantastic rifle.
      Worth a small fortune. Maybe?
    10. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for your comment and love for my rifle. Surprisingly, these don't go for a lot of money in the U.S. despite their amazing quality and workmanship, in the $500-$600 dollar range in this condition. Americans don't like furrin' guns. Not sure what they sell for in Europe.... In .30-06, probably not much. In 8 mm, maybe a different story... If you are looking for a superior quality rifle of this vintage these are a good option, if you can find one.
    11. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you leighannrn, Chevelleman69, sugargirl and Longings!
    12. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Swedish rifle Sunmoon2679 and sanhardin!
    13. Theonlyone Theonlyone, 2 years ago
      nice Swedish rifle........................yup

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