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Does anyone remember the Schultz & Larsen Rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Cougfan2, May 21, 2008.

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  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Member

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    Not sure what made me think about it, but a picture of some old Schultz & Larsen rifles popped into my head. The first time I saw them was back in the 70's. I seem to remember they had some gorgeous stocks with fancy inlays. I have heard they are still in business but I'm not sure who distributes them in the US. I think they were made in Sweden.
     
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    I believe the Schultz and Larsen Company was located in Denmark, not Sweden. The company goes back to the early 1900's when they made primarily .22 target rifles. In 1954, they made their first centerfire bolt action rifle, the Model 54J, chambered for an unusual round, the 7x61 Sharpe and Hart. They also used this action for more mainstream cartridges, like the .244 Remington, .270 Winchester, the 30.06, and the 6.5x55. Later rifles included the Model 60, Model 65, Model 68DL, a rifle designed and styled more for the U.S. market, and the M56A Super Magnum. Before Weatherby had their own Mark V action, they used the Schultz and Larsen M56A for their .378 Magnum cartridge.
     
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    Lovely rifles, Tom Hayes wrote a lot about them - favorably. Very smooth operating but mostly rear locking and said that cases stretched.
     
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    Interesting. I was poking around on the internet last night and came across a web site for a disti that appears to sell them in the US, but none of the links to specific product info worked. It appears they make a take-down bolt gun too.
     
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    Schultz & Larsen Rifles

    Sorry for the delayed response but I have just found this site and signed up. Schultz & Larsen has been around since 1889 but has not really been
    distributed in the U.S. for some years. Contrary to popular opinion, in the U.S. at least, the company has not gone out of business. The remaining Larsen's that owned it sold it a few years ago. The new owners have moved it from Otterup, Denmark to another Danish location and have revitalized much of the old machinery, particularly the rifling machinery with which Schultz & Larsen made their highly regarded barrels. Their English diastributor is happy to assist buyers in the U.S. working through U.S. FFL holders. The current Model 97 retials for about $3700 US, which is a good part of why you don't see them here much these days.

    Should anyone have any questions about them I'd be glad to help to the best of my ability. I've been shooting them for forty-five years and can add that this nonsense about the rear locking lugs allowing the brass to stretch is simply that, nonsense.

    30 Newton
     
  7. Float Pilot

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    Used to have one chambered for 7mm Sharp and Hart. That was a real screamer. But for some reason it had a slow twist barrel. As a result it only shot 140 grain bullets or lighter with any accuracy.
    Talk about nice rifles.
     
  8. holdinsteady

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    I have a Schulz and Larson sporting rifle in 270Win. that was given to me by my father-in-law. He picked it up in Europe in the early 1960's. The rifle has less than 20 rounds through it. On the left side of the reciever is stamped M60. The rifle is like new....any idea of it's current value???
     
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    i wouldn't own a schultz and larsen simply because the guy who owns them now is an arrogant know it all prick who thinks every rifle but his is junk & has no problem rudely telling every one about it. he occasionally post in the accurate reloading forums.
    he has no intentions of selling his rifles in the us & anyone who has had more than one conversation with him wouldn't buy one.
     
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    I have a Weatherby M56A .378 Waaaay back in the safe. Will take picture during spring oiling.
     
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    I recently purchased a Schultz&Larsen "Classic" rifle in 6.5 when in Denmark. Had a hell of a time importing it but finally received it and installed a Leopold 3.5x10 scope.
    Does anyone have any comments on this rifle and the value.
     
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    It has recently been selected as the worlds most precise standard riffle in Rod & Riffle Magazine.

    Have a SL 6,5x55 M97 myself. Have shoot roedeer, fallow, reddeer and boars with a 155 gr cartridge. Fox and like size with a 140 gr.
    Especially with the 140 gr. and a projectile with a good BC you have a fine straight shoot out to 200 yards.
     
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    By whom? The company CEO? The 7x 61 S&H is a freak[Phil Sharps baby-he thought it would be the next .270 Win.] it is based on a Experimental French military round that is impossible to make out of other brass,and does nothing a 7mm Rem can't
     
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    I was a member of a Rod and Gun in Germany that had gun racks full of the target 22's. The things were awsome to shoot.
     
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    The 7x61 Sharpe & Hart was indeed a hot number back in the day, and the S&L rifles were near high end quality. As mentioned, the original twist of the barrel was 1in12 and limited bullet choice to 140's and under.
    Norma still makes the ammo.
    Here's a link to the case dimensions.

    http://ammoguide.com/?catid=442

    NCsmitty
     
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    This post has brought back memories. Many years ago when I was just getting into rifle shooting, I fell in love with the S&L rifles pictured in the old Stoeger Catalog. Especially wanted one in the 7mm S&H loading. Never bought one simply because I could not afford it then. About two years ago a gentleman had one for sale at my gun club. Was asking a reasonable price for it also. Was very tempted, but when I looked into purchasing dies and cases, I found out this caliber was just about obsolete. End of interest. :)
     
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    They still turn up on internet auction sites. Gunbroker.com has a real nice one listed right now. Rifleshooter magazine's current May/June edition has a nice write up on thes rifles titled "A great Dane".
     
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    I have a Schultz and Larsen Model 54J in 7x61 Sharpe and Hart.

    :)
     
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    There are several rifles in GunBroker right now, a couple .22's, a 6.5x55, some others and a few stocks, some parts. Not too uncommon from the look of it.
     
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    I had several S&L rifles in 358 Norma, 308 Norma, 270, 7mm mag, 7mm Sharpe and Hart and 6.5x55. All were great andNEVER had any problem with headspace or case stretching
     
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    schultz and Larsen M65

    I recently inherited a beautiful M65 Schultz and Larsen from my grandfather. 358 Norma Mag. The problem I have is that the safety arm/lever was broken and is missing. Does anyine know where to find the part? Or I would be willing to have one made if i had a template to go by. My local gunsmiths have been unable to help. Any info would be greatly appreciated as this rifle is very sentimental. Thanks.
     
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    I've owned three of them. Back in the 1960's when I was big into international shooting I had their .22 RF free rifle and also a centerfire free rifle in 6.5x55. The rimfire was stolen and never recovered. Later I had a 7x61 S&H hunting rifle, that was quite nice. the 7x61 was lanched with great fanfare but soon soon got bad publicity because the published ballistics were rather optomistic and achieved only with extreme pressures. so that pretty well killed it. The rear locking lugs are claimed to cause case stretching but that was based on rumor, I saw no evidence of that with either of my centerfires and I loaded for them a lot. I'd buy another free style Schultz if I found one, just for the memories, but there were never many of them in the US. A couple of my team mates had them too but those and mine were the only ones I ever saw.
     
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    This zombie keeps rising!!!!!

    Nice looking rifles though.
     
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    Yes. But this time someone actually searched for information, and then asked a question in an appropriate thread, even if it was a zombie-thread.

    Welcome to THR, drjerdc!

    I don't know if it helps, but the company is still going strong. You could try to e-mail them. If they still have old parts in stock, it shouldn't be a problem to ship it from Denmark - if you can legally import it. Try info@schultzlarsen.com

    Which of course means that their web page is at http://www.schultzlarsen.com
     
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