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Hi guys I picked up a Commercial FN mauser in 250-3000 aka 250 savage
in original condition still with vanadium barrel.

Id like to know a little more about this model, what grade and roughly what it would be valued at?

Blueing on barrell is around 95%
Stock is immaculate
It has engraving around trigger gaurd and floor plate.









 

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That looks to be a Grade 1 safari. Is it marked St. Louis Montreal?
Normally a Safari like that would be in the $675.00 to $750.00 range here in the central US. Now given that the 250 / 3000 Savage is a rather obscure caliber for that rifle, (I don't have production numbers but I can tell you they were low. I would say it's worth an bit more in the mid to higher $800.00 range. Also I can tell you that that cartridge is an old classic and with the 87 grain bullet it is a true tack driver good for anything up to medium sized deer.

Here is an excerpt from P.O Ackley's HANDBOOK FOR SHOOTERS AND RELOADERS.
" The 250 / 3000 Savage was designed by charles newton in 1914 to drive an 87 grain bullet at 3,000 fs for Savage Arms Corporation. It had the highest velocity of any commercial cartridge at the time if it's introduction. It gained immediate popularity in both the 1899 Savage and the Model 1920 bolt action Savage and is still quite popular. It is a relatively small capacity case which makes for good efficiency and flexibility. It has always ben a ssuccessful target cartridge also, and is probably still the equal of any standard or wildcat .25 caliber cartridge for bench rest shooting."

My real point is to keep and treasure that rifle. It's a dandy and if you are a re loader it will make you smile every time you take it out. I have a pre 64 Model 70 and a custom Al Biesen Springfield in the 250 / 3000 and would never sell either. It compares very well with my .257 Roberts for that matter as well. But the 250 Savage is a keeper. Certainly !!

Enjoy you have a rifle in a timeless cartridge.
I'd be very proud to own.
 

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I am thinking of trading for one a lot like the one in the previous post except it does not have the fancy engraving on the bottom metal and its a 30-06. all I could find on in any were was FN on the barrel and says something about vanadium on it. the action has a 1948 mark on the side, and also has a firearms international crest on the top of the ring area. so I am not sure if it is a FN or what for sure. the stock has a metal butt plate and looks just like the one in the pic. so anybody have a clue what it is worth and what model it is? no body on the Mauser forum seems to know anything really. all the F.N made Mauser's I have seen the ring area of the action is marked with the F.N crest. and all the Firearms International one have different markings on the barrel from what I have seen. I am thinking its either some rare or really early model or a action that somebody put a different barrel on. it looks all factory so I am not to sure.
 
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