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jlbflyboy172
11-27-2011, 7:45 PM
I was hoping to get some help with identifying this rifle and getting a value on it. This is an item received from a deceased relative's estate. Pictures are attached. The stock was built by the owner so it is custom non-factory. The barrel says .308 Norma stamped on it. The action says FFV Husqvarna-Sweden. Serial number 506976. The best I have been able to figure out is that this may be a model 8000. It also sounds like Husqvarna imported some rifles for Smith & Wesson. I know Howa also used to import for S&W. Wondering how old this thing is and what the value would be on the open market. Any help or direction would be helpful. I am guessing, from what little I have been able to find, that the rifle is worth around $600 and then the scope on top of that. It is a Leupold 3x9 40mm Vari-X II is worth around $200. Thanks!

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arsilva32
11-27-2011, 7:55 PM
and i thought they only made motorcycles lol

jlbflyboy172
11-27-2011, 8:00 PM
Don't forget chain saws.

tujungatoes
11-27-2011, 8:17 PM
No idea what it's worth, but that's a beautiful rifle. I hope you don't intend to sell it.

jlbflyboy172
11-27-2011, 8:24 PM
I want to keep it and hunt with it but I have to make sure it is not worth bundle first. If it is worth a bunch I would safe it and hunt with something else.

joefreas
11-27-2011, 8:32 PM
I have one and found out it was originally sold at Sears Roebucks. There are collectors that will pay quite a bit for one in good condition.

jlbflyboy172
11-27-2011, 8:38 PM
Thanks for the info. Like your pic. I am a pilot too. What are you flying?

joefreas
11-27-2011, 8:44 PM
I have a little Piper Tomahawk hangard at KOXR in SoCal. I would like to upgrade though, looking at either. Beechcraft Bonanza or Piper Arrow-2. How about you, whatcha flying?

jlbflyboy172
11-27-2011, 8:53 PM
Most of my time is in a C182. I have a little bit of Arrow time, nice bird, and I have some S35 Bonanza time. Like that one better. I was a member of a flying club for a while that had a C172, C182 and the S35. The S35 got totaled last year and they replaced it with an A36. Would like to fly that bird. Fortunately the S35 accident was a gear up landing and no one was hurt but the airframe was a total loss. They had a fresh upgrade engine in it that was salvaged. I think it was a 550. Last flight was in a C182 over on the big island of Hawaii back in May. Haven't been flying much the last couple of years but I miss it terribly!

Noah3683
11-27-2011, 8:59 PM
and i thought they only made motorcycles lol

I thought they only made garden equipment lol

joefreas
11-27-2011, 9:04 PM
Right on! Next time I go to Hawaii I am going to get checked out and hopefully go explore the islands by air. Catalina is a fun local island that is fun for a day. Pretty good buffalo burgers up there too.

Im going to look up the Husqvarna collectors site and post a link here tomorrow that may be able to help you out. BTW that is a great looking rifle.

zfields
11-27-2011, 9:05 PM
Looks like it may have had some other custom work on it, jeweled bolt at least.

No-name ( yet beautiful ) stock, and who knows did the extra work on it....hurts resale.

Shoot it and enjoy it IMO

jlbflyboy172
11-27-2011, 9:21 PM
Deceased step dad (great man) built the stock and I am sure do all of the other work as well. He was a budding gunsmith. There is also several boxes of reloaded ammo in various configurations for the rifle. I have every intention of keeping it. Needs to stay in the family. It is so beautiful and smooth. It has a great trigger on it.

jlbflyboy172
11-27-2011, 9:22 PM
Right on! Next time I go to Hawaii I am going to get checked out and hopefully go explore the islands by air. Catalina is a fun local island that is fun for a day. Pretty good buffalo burgers up there too.

Im going to look up the Husqvarna collectors site and post a link here tomorrow that may be able to help you out. BTW that is a great looking rifle.

Always wanted to fly to Catalina. Looks like a blast. I understand there is a big hump in the middle of the runway.

wilit
11-27-2011, 9:28 PM
I've got a Husqvarna 5000 in .30-06. Great rifle, unfortunately information on these guns is pretty sparse.

joefreas
11-27-2011, 9:44 PM
Always wanted to fly to Catalina. Looks like a blast. I understand there is a big hump in the middle of the runway.

Yea it looks like the end of the runway until you get to the top and can see the rest. There are also cliffs on both ends which make for breathtaking takeoff and landing ops. Remember to bring $20 for landing fees because its a private strip.

CptDan
11-28-2011, 9:16 AM
I'll take it:drool5:

kris smith
11-28-2011, 9:05 PM
Thought they only made bikes saws and sewing machines

CptDan
11-29-2011, 9:33 AM
Thought they only made bikes saws and sewing machines

Husqvarna originally was the armorer of the military of Sweden, Karl Gustav was another brand name for Husqvarna rifles. I toured the factory in 1978.