20.5 inch barrel 30-06. Barrel serial # 2207XX. No stock cracks, just some bumps and bruises. Stock shortened for a butt pad. Some scratches on the barrel. It needs a good cleaning as the action screws look like it may have never been out of the stock. I'll need a rear sight as I don't think I'll put a scope on this one as the stock is in solid shape and the eye alignment is very nice. Trigger pull is at 4# but the mechanism is full of gunk. Hopefully I will be able to pick up another one in .308 or .243 as I think they are near perfection. Perfiection is a CRF with a tang safety (no, Ruger don't cut it)
First off, can anyone help me with determining what do I have for sure?
What should I do with the stock; glass bed, free float the barrel, etc? Yes, I can do all this myself and clean up the trigger.
Congratulations on the fine rifle. It looks like you have a Husqvarna model 4100. It appears to have been manufactured in about 1958. I am a fan of glass bedding around the recoil lug, especially on something like a .30-06. I worry about any wood stock cracking with time. That is just my opinion. Be cautious in any event as the trigger guard assembly is cast aluminum. They are breakable. As for any additional touches like floating the barrel, to each their own. In some of the Tradewinds catalogs I have the 4100 wore a adjustable rear sight with a three position elevator. Is there evidence on the barrel of an elevator rubbing? Hopefully some of the other members can help verify my information and sight type here. Sights do pop up for sale on ebay and such places on occasion if you are looking. Or send me a message if you want and I will see what I have in the parts bin. I wish you good luck with the rifle. I am sure it will serve you well in the woods.
Congratulations on the fine rifle. ........ I am a fan of glass bedding around the recoil lug, especially on something like a .30-06. I worry about any wood stock cracking with time. That is just my opinion.
I agree, I glass bed mine and make sure that there is some clearance at the rear tang. Husqvarna's are prone to setting back the recoil lug in the stock, when that happens, the tang contacts the wood and cracks the stock just behind the tang. You see this more often in rifles that have been shot. Collector grade rifles less so.
I see this model referred to as a 1600K. Seems to me the model designation varies depending on who the retailer was and on the market.
As I said, I like to glass bed the action. If shots fine, that's all I do. If I find it doesn't shoot, then I will look for pressure points in the barrel channel.
No problems with what's been said...all mine org. Down to bedding...
Accurate guns...keep screws tight no problems....
only glassed i. used on one with start of grain crack...
Bought with loose screws found when cleaning going over it first week.
Yours: has Pad added.
Molybidium I use on in trigger contacts has worked wonderfully for me....!
Last edited by DK PHILLIPS; 03-17-2017 at 04:53 AM.
Isn't it a 1640 Special if it has the cheekpiece?
I have two 1640's. Great guns, accurate and slick action.
Like KirkP and Z1r said, glass at least the recoil lug and make sure there's a hair's clearance around the rear tang.
I like to glass a blind crossbolt into mine at the recoil lug. I also glass from the front of the chamber back so the first straight part of the barrel, front receiver ring, and recoil lug are all supported by one homogeneous glass bedding. I float the barrel from the chamber forward. Others have other preferences just like cake recipes. I don't know what's "best", just what appears to work for me.