Musgrave model 90 L

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  1. littlebear

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    Hi, I have been offered a Musgrave model 90 L for a very good price, but when I research the internet it’s very difficult to find reviews or information about the Musgrave Model 90. Do one of you guys know something about the Musgrave Model 90?
     

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    I'm not very familiar with Musgrave but even someone who is would have a hard time helping you with the limited info you gave.
    If you had pictures that would be helpful, but at a minimum caliber, barrel length and any modifications would be a good start.
     
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  3. littlebear

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    Here are some pics.
     
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    Agree that you need to provide more information.

    Does the L stand for long or magnum action?

    I have used a 90 in 7x57 and it was a good rifle.

    Capstick loved his Musgrave.

    Here is a thread worth reading.

    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/musgrave-afrika-supreme-375h-h-proudly-south-african.8549/

    Was it made in Bloemfontein or Ermelo? Many people think that the quality Musgrave's came out of the Bloemfontein factory. I have been to the Ermelo location and saw no issues with the rifles they were building there. Some South African's should be able to give you better information.

    Possibly @Gert Odendaal will offer his opinion.
     
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  5. littlebear

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    I don’t know what the L stands for. It’s a 30.06 and I got it for 335€, and I think that is a good price, but I don’t know so much about Musgrave rifles.
     

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    I know a gunsmith that apprenticed at Musgrave.. she does outstanding work.. when she was living in TX I thought she was one of the best smiths in the state... she built a custom LR Mauser in 270 for me that’s one of the nicest rifles in my safe..

    On my most recent safari I used a 7x57 musgrave and a 243 musgrave.. I thought both were very nice rifles.. they were well balanced, accurate, reliable guns..

    I’d be proud to own either one of them...
     

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    Don't see how you can go wrong at that price.

    Think you have a keeper.
     

  8. littlebear

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    I also think that it’s a keeper. Thanks
     

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    Great rifles only issue is push feed and you need to keep the extractor part clean to avoid extraction issues. They are normally very accurate.
     
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    As far as I know they where made in three action lengths, Mini up to .222, Long most standard calibers and magnum for 375 H&H and up
     

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    Several years back Musgrave was having trouble making barrels. they were using the button process. they contacted my friend and barrelmaker CP Donnelly. He went to South Africa and guided them through the process, after which they had no further problems. On his return he received an action from Musgrave. He barreled it to 22/4000 and sent it to his brother as a give, however it was stolen in transit. But to your question, I'm not familiar with the various models, but CP was very impressed with the bolt action, which may be the same model that you have. An CP's opinion was well established. Sounds like you got quite a good deal.
     

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    I think that Musgrave is very good rifle.
     

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    Hopefully no extra charge for the roaring stag art work!!:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:o_O:D
     
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    I've seen two of these rifles till now. One was in .308 Winchester . One was in .458 Winchester Magnum . The .308 looked pristine . So did the .458 , but the owner of the .458 put masking tape over the floor plate of his rifle. If l were to guess , his rifle must have been having it's floor plate pop open due to recoil .
     

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    Thanks for all the information
     

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    I handled a couple of Musgrave rifles based on the VZ24 action, and they were fantastic. I can't comment on their push-feed rifles. I do love that Musgrave still chambers rifles in 300 H&H!!!!!
     
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    Yes! I received my Musgrave mod.90 today, and mounted my Aimpoint. Now I just have to wait to the shooting ranch opening on Saturday.
     
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