Schultz & Larsen rifles

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  1. redneck2

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    OK, so I'm at the LGS crusing the rifle rack. I see this really nice looking rifle so I pick it up and check it out. Schultz & Larsen. Now, I've been around rifles quite a bit, but this is a new one for me.

    I asked Mr. Google. Very little info other than they are considered high quality and it appears to be extremely well made. Supposedly quite accurate.

    Anybody here have any experience?
     
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    Father has had one or 2 over the years, very nice and something I would snap up it it appeals to you and the price is sane.
     
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    It's in pretty good shape. Wood stock has a few small nicks. Barrel looks great from what I saw. IIRC, it was $400.
     
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    From what I've been reading $400 seems like a steal. What caliber?
     
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    I would try to talk them down a little (just me :) but that seems like a buy unless it's a caliber which someone may have loved and shot the barrel out of it (rare and can happen to any rifle if chambered in something over bore).

    For $400 I think I would be taking it home.
     
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    Probably not as helpful as you need, but I recently hunted with a Dane that had several. Both in 7.62 x 61 Sharpe and Hart. He indicated that the original early models were works of art. The later ones were not as good, but the language issue kept me from completely determining when the old stopped and the newer began. He mentioned something about a shorter leade on the new rifles too.

    His rifles were very nice, polished blue, push feed with good wood. He shot them well, and claimed to get good accuracy off the bench.
     
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    This one is 7mm Rem Mag. Guessing 26" barrel. Really nice fit and finish. Appears to have been fired very little. Before I picked it up, I thought maybe it was some kind of reworked Mauser action, but as noted it's a push feed. And one of the slickest I have operated.
     
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    Worst thing you will need is a new barrel. At $400, I would go for it and this is from a guy who swore he would never purchase used again.
     
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    They were well known some years ago, usually in 7 X61mm Sharpe & Hart caliber. After the 7mm Remington Mag came out in 1962, that pretty well killed off that ctg. Sharpe was the noted Phil Shape, an American gun writer.

    I think Weatherby built some rifles, including the early .378's, on that action.

    These were high grade hunting rifles. Don't know if they're still made.
     
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    Probably a model 68 to be in a U.S. caliber. S&L folded in 1994 or so.
    Rear locking lugs but still hell for stout.
    DeHaas says it is kind of big and heavy as modern hunting rifles go.
     
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    Yeah, looks a bit oversize, particularly next to my Weatheryby in.243. And, I need a 7 mag like I need a bad rash.

    But, it appears really well made, and the legendary accuracy thing keeps calling my name. I might go back today. Hope it's gone so I don't have to obsess any more
     
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    From what I have read Schultz and Larsen rifles, especially earlier versions, were very well made and solidly built rifles. I would probably offer them $325 and see if they go for it, with $350 being top money.
     
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    I think they're worth a lot more than $400.00, but I'm no financial wizard.

    There's a good article about these rifles entitled 'The Shooting Stars' in the 2015 Gun Digest.
     
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