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Re: New Haven model 70 Safari Express Classic [Re: yar] #14646146 03/09/20
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I did post earlier that it was a 2006 in error. I’m not really well versed in the serial numbers.

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Re: New Haven model 70 Safari Express Classic [Re: 79S] #14646566 03/09/20
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Originally Posted by 79S
Should clarify most not all were custom shop made.

Interesting. I thought I once read that all the 4 digits and under were reserved for CS Guns. So not entirely true?

Re: New Haven model 70 Safari Express Classic [Re: yar] #14646587 03/09/20
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Originally Posted by yar
I did post earlier that it was a 2006 in error. I’m not really well versed in the serial numbers.

No worries. You posted in this thread what the SN was. It’s a nice gun. I hadn’t seen the other thread, and BSA wanted to bust VG’s chops ...

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Re: New Haven model 70 Safari Express Classic [Re: AKwolverine] #14646935 03/09/20
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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by 79S
Should clarify most not all were custom shop made.

Interesting. I thought I once read that all the 4 digits and under were reserved for CS Guns. So not entirely true?


The later ones from what I was told (can we use that term for 4 digit classics lol) were made at the factory and super grade stocks put on them.. I really should of bought that damn 4 digit super grade couple months back. It was an G18xx


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Then STFU. The rest of your statement is superflous bullshit with no real bearing on this discussion other than to massage your own ego.
Re: New Haven model 70 Safari Express Classic [Re: 79S] #14647500 03/10/20
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Originally Posted by 79S
Here is an example of a 4 digit super grade that was made in the custom shop. I do recall all early 4 digits were custom shop rifles as well.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...hop-super-grade-nib.cfm?gun_id=101309694
$2500? Wow...


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Re: New Haven model 70 Safari Express Classic [Re: yar] #14668168 03/16/20
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The first run of custom shop classics began about 1988. I ordered #G39 at the Vegas show in 1988 from Bruno Pardee of USRA. These first guns were all in .338 Win Mag. I selected the lowest serial number available, specified matte metal and stock and deluxe wood. It was $1200.

It was a very nice rifle, though I never fired it. A few years later, I sold the gun to my (late) old friend Ike Ellis, who then lived in Rexburg, Idaho. I have no idea what became of it, but wish I had it back.

Re: New Haven model 70 Safari Express Classic [Re: 79S] #14717974 03/28/20
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Originally Posted by 79S
Here is an example of a 4 digit super grade that was made in the custom shop. I do recall all early 4 digits were custom shop rifles as well.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...hop-super-grade-nib.cfm?gun_id=101309694

Why does the letter state unknurled bolt handle yet the one in the pics is knurled? Maybe I am missing something.


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Re: New Haven model 70 Safari Express Classic [Re: rrconductor] #14719231 03/28/20
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Originally Posted by rrconductor
Originally Posted by 79S
Here is an example of a 4 digit super grade that was made in the custom shop. I do recall all early 4 digits were custom shop rifles as well.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...hop-super-grade-nib.cfm?gun_id=101309694

Why does the letter state unknurled bolt handle yet the one in the pics is knurled? Maybe I am missing something.

Good catch. I would definitely be looking at the bolt stenciling on that one were I interested. Can’t imagine someone replace the bolt on that gun but ...

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