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Name That Rifle...

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Tough one; pictures are not that clear, but it looks familiar!

 

Watching an old episode of Highway Patrol today ("The Judge," Season 3, Episode 3, 19 May 1958).  Bad guy escaped from prison and was determined to shoot the judge who sent him up.

 

Hid in the lumberyard across the road from the Judge's barber shot, ready to pop 'im when he showed up for his weekly haircut.  Him with his rifle and two revolvers against Dan Matthews and his li'l snubbie.  ^_^

 

Anyway, not much to go on, but the Schnabel forend (with a vertical groove visible on the TV) and rear sight seemed distinctive.  The front sight is sorta visible in the last picture ~ honkin' big blocky thing, exaggerated by being close to camera lens.

 

Any guesses?  :)

 

 

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Savage model 1920

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Just a guess, but probably "Ol' Betsy", although I'm not one for giving personal names to my firearms.

At least not yet! :blush:

 

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26 minutes ago, T.J. Bones SASS# 75616 said:

It looks like a Remington Model 30. Basically a factory sporterized 1917 Enfield.

 

Remington Model 30 Express bolt action sporting rifle in .30 ...

 

I was just about to guess sporterized P17 Enfield.  

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PLUS ANOTHER for the Rem M-30

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11 hours ago, T.J. Bones SASS# 75616 said:

It looks like a Remington Model 30. Basically a factory sporterized 1917 Enfield.

 

Remington Model 30 Express bolt action sporting rifle in .30 ...

That was my thought also. 

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Edited by Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172

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Mod 30 / 1917 Sporter was my guess too (It's hard to tell the difference because I think a lot of those sporters put Mod 30 stocks on the guns).  You can see the hole in the bolt handle and it looks like it's swept back. 

 

There was also a winchester rifle based on the 1917, I think the 51 which later became the 54.  Both companies had leftover parts after the war that they wanted to use up. 

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I'm impressed!  Looks like y'all nailed it ~ Remington Model 30.  That thing is SO 1950's looking.  Now I want one!  :lol:

 

 

On 4/22/2020 at 3:55 AM, Duffield, SASS #23454 said:

Savage model 1920

 

Duff, I'm impressed you thought of the Model 20.  That was my very first thought when I saw the Schnabel forend - it was reminiscent of the stock on the 1926 version.

 

I dismissed that thought as soon as I re-wound it and got a second look.  I'm familiar with the '20; my son has a 1920 (250-3000) and I have a 1926 (300 savage), and he's working on reconstructing a third. 

 

This is the Kid's 1920; the 1926 has the same receiver but has a heavier barrel and thicker stock.

 

 

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Hardpan, 

 

 That Schnabel fore end was what got my attention,  I have a model 1920 that some gun butcher tried to work over and ruined the stock as well as reforming the trigger guard (I suspect he wanted to get a big gloved finger into it).  I have a nice piece of bird's eye maple to make the new stock from, but have not decided what to do about the trigger guard - i am not handy enough to re-bend it to its original shape.  It is  a wonderfully light and accurate rifle.  I don't have an original rear sight, but a scope mount for a Savage 340 fits perfectly.

 

Duffield

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