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Old 07-09-2019, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Need help with Rifle ID.

Trying to help father in law get a new stock for this rifle. It’s a 300 WM with Shilen barrel. Does anyone recognize the markings or know what we’re dealing with here to look for stocks? He said he had it built several years ago by someone but he couldn’t remember who.

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Old 07-09-2019, 05:46 PM   #2
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Looks like a Browning Safari to me at least the floor plate and trigger guard they were built on a Mauser action
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:17 PM   #3
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Mauser action. If it was custom may have to have stock cust9n made for it.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:20 PM   #4
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Definitely a mauser action
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:27 PM   #5
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I thought it looked like an old Belgium safari. Anyone know if they came with a shilen barrel? Floor plate is real similar.

And yes definitely Mauser action. It has a really nice trigger in it.


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Old 07-09-2019, 06:28 PM   #6
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Looks like a Browning Safari to me at least the floor plate and trigger guard they were built on a Mauser action


Meant to quote you above. Good catch on the designs on the floor plate.


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Old 07-09-2019, 06:34 PM   #7
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They did not come with Shilen barrels at least mine didn’t
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:58 PM   #8
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Old Mauser that's been sporterized.
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Thanks all.

Any ideas what the “3T78CM” stamped on the shilen barrel would indicate about the barrel? I have searched online and hard to find any info on Shilens barrel markings.


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Old 07-09-2019, 07:59 PM   #10
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Definitely looks like a custom stock. I have a few my dad built in the 60s that have Mauser actions. Very similar.


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Old 07-09-2019, 09:08 PM   #11
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Any ideas what the “3T78CM” stamped on the shilen barrel would indicate about the barrel? I have searched online and hard to find any info on Shilens barrel markings.
The CM likely means the barrel is chromoly steel. 3 could possibly be the barrel contour. 78 doesn’t make sense to me unless the gunsmith used it to denote the year it was custom built. I would have expected the 78 to be a 10 which would represent the barrel twist. Sometimes barrels are stamped with the neck diameter i.e. .330”. Zero clue about 3T78 ????
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:10 PM   #12
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Any ideas what the “3T78CM” stamped on the shilen barrel would indicate about the barrel? I have searched online and hard to find any info on Shilens barrel markings.


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The CM usually stands for Chrome Moly in the barrel world. No idea about the rest of it. I'd email Shilen and ask them

CB beat me to it.

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Old 07-09-2019, 09:37 PM   #13
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All I know is that gun looks pretty
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:26 AM   #14
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I thought the safety on Mauser actions where always on back of bolt ? I have 4 or 5 and all are on the bolt.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:41 PM   #15
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Default Need help with Rifle ID.

After doing more research it sure looks like the Sako/Browning high power safari grade model possibly. Could also be a 1962 safari model. The serial number is just a number and no letters. Looks like 61-62 they produced some that didn’t have letters only 5 numbers.


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Old 07-11-2019, 08:22 PM   #16
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What is wrong with the stock?
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:49 PM   #17
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What is wrong with the stock?


Broke in half lol.


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Old 07-11-2019, 09:02 PM   #18
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The CM likely means the barrel is chromoly steel. 3 could possibly be the barrel contour. 78 doesn’t make sense to me unless the gunsmith used it to denote the year it was custom built. I would have expected the 78 to be a 10 which would represent the barrel twist. Sometimes barrels are stamped with the neck diameter i.e. .330”. Zero clue about 3T78 ????
March 20th 1978?
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:05 PM   #19
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My dad's old Husquavarna action looks almost exactly like that too with the sliding safety like that.
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