ID this rifle?

WebleyGreene455

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Hello everyone,

I've offered to help someone on another forum with ID'ing a rifle he wants to purchase and was hoping y'all can give us a hand. A bolt-action chambered in .257 Roberts, with a (presumably aftermarket) Winchester 70-style safety. Me and a couple other fellows think it might be a Husqvarna action of some kind. The trigger guard and Mauser-style action fit Husqvarnas, and they're the only make I can find with a similar bolt release, but it doesn't 100% match the Model 1640, so I'm not sure what model (if any) it is. Can y'all shed some light on this?


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Possibly the action is made by Husqvarna?
That was my thinking. I think High Standard imported some Husqvarnas, either action-only or whole rifles, for a time but my Google-fu is not strong today so I'm not finding a whole lot on the subject.
 

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Professor, if so, was it manufactured by High Standard or was it a rebranded import rifle?
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It was originally a Hi Standard in .30-06 Springfield , which was later re-barreled to .257 Roberts . It uses a Husqvarna action and the rifle does not use a hinged floor plate . It uses a military release floor plate , quite similar to the Winchester Enfield Model 1917 action on which my .458 Winchester Magnum was built .
 

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@WebleyGreene455
It was originally a Hi Standard in .30-06 Springfield , which was later re-barreled to .257 Roberts . It uses a Husqvarna action and the rifle does not use a hinged floor plate . It uses a military release floor plate , quite similar to the Winchester Enfield Model 1917 action on which my .458 Winchester Magnum was built .
Thanks very much, Professor. I'll relay that to the other fellow (I think he's already decided to buy it anyway, haha).

Out of curiosity, that is a floorplate-release button in the trigger guard, is it not? A more convenient method than the recessed button on a Mauser or Springfield, it looks like.
 

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Thanks very much, Professor. I'll relay that to the other fellow (I think he's already decided to buy it anyway, haha).

Out of curiosity, that is a floorplate-release button in the trigger guard, is it not? A more convenient method than the recessed button on a Mauser or Springfield, it looks like.
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That is correct . The original Hi Standard rifles used the military floor plate release system ( as found on the Springfield Model 1903 or the Enfield Model 1917 ) . Whoever re-barreled this rifle to .257 Roberts , is the one who installed the hinged magazine floor plate release and the release button . I am 80 % certain that this was the work of Mr. H Creighton , sometime in the 1960s to the 1970s .
 

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