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Hello and thanks in advance for input. ANd please pardon my ignorance, as I have always been a purchase new and shoot kind of fella.

I have a 6.5x55 Husky Swede Mauser sitting in the closet collecting dust. The build year is 1941, and while the bore and receiver are in pretty good shape, the stock is pretty beat up, and the trigger guard and floor plate have some surface rust on them.

My question is what to do with it. I was looking at a Bell and Carlson stock, or Richards Micro fit. What would re-stocking entail? Will I need to re-barrel it?

What to do about the rust? Should I replace these items? If so, where do you get the parts?

Lastly, the trigger. It has been a few years since I have shot this rifle, but I remember the trigger being pretty being pretty rough. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

sincerely,

OUrabmen
 

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Ideas for a Husky 6.5x55 sitting in my clos

These rifles shoot quite well. In the original calober they are very efficient killers of deer sized game, although the Swedes also use them for moose! The trigger if original is a 2 stage miliitary and can be made useable.. I would clean up the old warhorse and shoot it.. The rust can be fixed and depending on the model they are entertaining little pieces of history..
 

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140gr Nosler Partition Bad Medicine for Whitetails

Or get some Hornady 140gr ammunition and go out and tip a deer during hunting season. This caliber put's them down a lot better than it's size suggests. Mild kick and another one bits the dust. Buckfever
 

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Ideas for a Husky 6.5x55 sitting in my clos

ourabmen: I would restore that Swede and go shootin' with it. Then I would go huntin' with it. It sounds like a solid rifle with a bit of rust - no problem, a good gunsmith can take care of the rust business for you without a problem. As for the trigger - get a Bold Trigger with safety and replace the original safety with a bolt block. Have it drilled and tapped for a scope and have the bolt bent. I did all of that with mine and she shoots snake-eyes at a hundred and a half. The 6.5 Swede is an outstanding cartridge - for target as well as hunting. Moose, Elk, Hog and Bear are all on the list for the 6.5.

The great thing is that they are light and recoil very easily. I have really enjoyed mine an dhope you get there too. Mikey.
 

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Ideas for a Husky 6.5x55 sitting in my clos

hi guys! i agree with mikey!
the first centerfire rifle i ever had and reloaded for was a century arms sporter mod 96 in 6.5x55. i got it, and wipped a load together and it shot a little under an inch at 100 yards. after replacing the trigger with a timney, and some load tinkering, it,s an honest 1/2 inch rifle!
i have owned and reloaded for several other rifles, but this thing is awsome! i think i paid $180 for it then $75 on the trigger. $255 for a half inch rifle! i wish just some of the others were as much bang for your buck!
i did eventually put together a mod 96. set up like a scout rifle. forward mounted scope and shortened barrel. thats my go to hunting rifle! it,s not as accurate as my first, it will do about an inch, at 100, but is a tough light weight gun. i have shot one deer and two hogs, one shot each. i have a lot respect for these old war rifles, i think they are under rated! i think the three i have had were more accurate than most other mauser war time rifles! every body i talk to says the same thing. the swedes shoot!
 
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