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Just wanted to make a post regarding my good fortune not to long ago. A gun dealer/friend called me and told me he got in a Remington 760 pump rifle and that I should come look at it. He would not go in to detail. I payed him a visit, and he showed me a 1952 (first year of production I believe) 760 in 30-06. The gun was immaculate. The former owner brought in the original box of ammunition (Peters) he had purchased with the gun, of which only eight had been fired. It also was wearing the original leather sling. The gun would rate at 98.5 to 99.0 % blue and varnish. The slide had only a couple of friction marks from being actuated. It sports a Weaver K-4 scope of the time period.

Needless to say, I bought the only center fire pump rifle I own. Best of all, it was only $325.00. Every great now and then, someone or something smiles on us.

You folks have a good today and tomorrow.

John (Rojo)
 

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YOU SHOULD BE A HAPPY MAN CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY :D JIM
 

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One of my 760's is a 1952 model in 30-06. Mine is a carbine with some white and black inserts in the stock. Mine is well used, but I can imagine that a practically new model would be a beauty.

Congratulations!
 

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I also have an early 760 in 30-06 with a 4X redfield that has served well for many years, am sure you will be very pleased with yours. :eek:
 

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As of last year, Remington had not resumed manufacturing the 7600 in .35 Whelen. They do still produce ammo, however.
 

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.35 Whelen

If you really want a .35 Whelen and don't mind having it in a 760, Gander Mountain gunsmith services will do the conversion for you. Check their web page out.
 

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Rick Teal said:
As of last year, Remington had not resumed manufacturing the 7600 in .35 Whelen. They do still produce ammo, however.
Hey, Rick,

I don't see that Remington ever offered the models 760/7600 in .35 Whelen....just .35 Remington. What is involved with the comversion?
 

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Savage T:

If that were the case, I have an imaginary rifle in my gun cabinet.

They produced them for a number of years starting in the year they first chambered it in their bolt action. I believe they stopped about 4 or 5 years ago. They also produced them in the 7400 for a short while. They're not that common, and it took me 3 years to find one after I decided I could no longer live without a decent gun (meaning non-bolt) chambered in that cartridge.

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Rick Teal said:
Savage T:

If that were the case, I have an imaginary rifle in my gun cabinet.

They produced them for a number of years starting in the year they first chambered it in their bolt action. I believe they stopped about 4 or 5 years ago. They also produced them in the 7400 for a short while. They're not that common, and it took me 3 years to find one after I decided I could no longer live without a decent gun (meaning non-bolt) chambered in that cartridge.

Rick
Rick,
I stand corrected......Geez, and I thought I was PERFECT>>>So much for my resources????
 

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That .35 Whelen is one heck of a round. I like my .30/06 Mauser straight pull bolt action, but if I were to stumble across a 760 in that chambering I think that I may have to jump on it. I think that's some pretty good whitetail medicine here in MI.

I still kick myself for not picking up an old sporterized 03/A3 converted to .35 Whelen in the early 80s. But being the age I was, and knowing that the .35 Whelen was pretty much a wildcat at the time, that 742 /06 next to it looked like it had my name writen all over it. The 742 served me well, but now backs up the Mauser...but I still miss having my quickshooter at times.

I guess none of that has anything to do with finding a first year production 760, but you guys get me to talking and I just can't stop. :-D :-D :-D
 

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Hey Ol Tom,

You mean there is crime in Canada? I thought all those gun laws were supposed to have taken care of that. :roll: :wink:
 

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Rojo, you're a lucky man. My local dealer had a 760 in excellent shape for only $325. It was really tempting EXCEPT it was in .243. I have no idea what I'd do with a .243, so I passed on it. Thank goodness it wasn't a .30-06 or a .270 or I'd a had to buy that blasted gun. :?
 

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Griz, I am going to take it out again real soon, and try a different bullet weight. I think it can do better. I was using the original K-4. If it had a ten or a 4-12 variable, I definitely could see and fine tune it more to the target. But then, it would no longer be an all original 1952. I think I'll leave it alone and just try to do better with what its got.

By the way, I would not mind having a 760 in 243. It is a very versatile cartridge and comfy to shoot.

Thanks for your input.

John (Rojo)
 
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