An interesting rifle! My ‘wag’, definitely subject to better action photos – closer & clearer. More angles.
The action is an FN commercial, distinguished as the Model 300 from late forties to latter fifties. Such differing from the later “Supreme” model 400, displacing the 300 in late fifties/early sixties. The rifle bears proof marks indicating it was shipped at least as barreled action, facilitating the firing achieving proof.
The Remington 7mm Mag, introduced in ‘62 as I recall, potentially too late for the early action with such as barreled from the FN factory. Further that chambering uncommon for their rifles/barreled actions, controlled by Firearms International exclusive US importer (part of Interarms).
Further, bit unusual for FN factory to ship essentially production rifles/barreled actions without sights in that era. The style of rifle, if originally with sights, a pity removed! Net wag that Jaeger might have rebarreled it. Or not!
The stock to me probably European design, more specifics??? The fact as viewable, svelte rather than ‘clunky’. Nice! I’m not comfortable with the bolt handle as viewable. Doesn’t look FN factory. Perhaps the camera angle. Visible non-originality would concern me considerably as value hit. Reserving judgment pending producing better pix! The scope mounts, totally amateur guess perhaps B&L??? Most others here to better identify. Such also relating to rifle mfg ‘era’.
From my perspective, Jaeger as maker, ‘perhaps’ adding something when marked. That said, a nicely detailed rifle, speaking for itself. The O/Ps home area likely adding far more ‘locality’ probability and perhaps adding 'name recognition 'click', than the same name of half century ago prominence on the West Coast. I’m familiar from the era and rep as advertised in American Rifleman, Gun Magazine, etc. fifties plus.
I’m fairly familiar with FN commercial postwar mauser actions and with more than a few myself. Also, Husqvarna capitalizing on such with relatively large number of Stateside bound rifles. Even Sears & Wards, in on the FN action with High Standard chrome barrels utilized!
Nice FN rifles, always ‘ineresting’ But just now, body reminding more interest in bed and zzz’s!
I shall return. Hopefully more pix… Please!
Best & Stay Safe!