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Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold
      #378557 - 11/08/23 01:46 PM

Hello All,

This rifle was built in the 1960s. Its a custom FN Mauser in 243 Win caliber. I'm still researching the History to determine the exact maker. I suspect there are only 4 possibilities, - Weatherby, Winslow, O'Brien, and A&M. All 4 employed Nils Hultgren as their premiere stock maker. The action is beautifully fully engraved and the stock is wonderful fiddle-back Maple with walnut forend tip and grip cap. It has a carved ivory inlay of a Boar on a black ebony background that is signed by Nils at the bottom. The other large inlay is an ebony Boar silhouette on an ivory background. It also has ivory/ebony side inlays. And there are 2 gold inlays - one on the bottom of the floorplate is another Boar, and the one on the bottom of the trigger guard is a bear. I added a vintage Redfield 4x-12x ranging scope, and field tested it yesterday with excellent groups. This is sure to be the great Hog-Killer as it was intended by the original owner.


http://www.buckstix.com/buckpics/FN-243-000.jpg

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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: buckstix]
      #378577 - 12/08/23 07:03 AM

That stock is a work of art - definitely not for me, but magnificent work none the less!

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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: 93x64mm]
      #378642 - 14/08/23 03:02 AM

**UPDATE**

I've begun diligently searching through the 1,700 entries in my copies of the Winslow production records. I'm hoping I can find this rifle referenced.

In the mean time, I've completed a field test that proved that the rifle shoots as great as it looks. No doubt I'll be taking it afield this Fall.



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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: buckstix]
      #378646 - 14/08/23 06:42 AM

It definitely likes that load Buckstixs!
What game you chasing with this one - deer?


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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: 93x64mm]
      #378648 - 14/08/23 11:50 AM

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It definitely likes that load Buckstixs!
What game you chasing with this one - deer?


Hello 93x64mm,

I'll be taking it in November for Wisconsin White-Tail Deer.

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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: buckstix]
      #378652 - 14/08/23 02:04 PM

to bad te holes don't touch

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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: lancaster]
      #378654 - 14/08/23 02:35 PM

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to bad the holes don't touch


Hello lancaster

I purposely shot them apart so you could see the 3 holes.

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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: buckstix]
      #378659 - 15/08/23 12:23 AM

thank you very much for the extra work you had with that, appreciate it

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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: lancaster]
      #378673 - 16/08/23 12:46 AM

Hello lancaster,

This load put 3 in the same hole.



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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: buckstix]
      #378685 - 16/08/23 10:06 PM

That would put a bullet in a deer's earhole at 200 paces!

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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: 93x64mm]
      #378686 - 16/08/23 10:23 PM

Shoots very nicely.

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Re: Custom 243 FN Mauser - Nils Hultgren stock w/ Ivory & Gold [Re: buckstix]
      #378695 - 17/08/23 03:58 AM

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Hello lancaster,

This load put 3 in the same hole.






its very good but why don't shot them in one hole so you can use the paper better for another rifle thereafter? on the long run it will safe your money.

looks like a bloody good rifle you bought there

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