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Friends,

I went to the SA SAXET GUNSHOW today and found a Remington 760 rifle (at a bargain) in .300 SAVAGE & in nice but "cruddy" shape.
(It came out of an estate & hasn't been cleaned in at least a decade.)
The assembly date code indicates: AUG 1954.
Does anyone know how many 760 pumps were made in that caliber?
(I've never seen one in .300Sav before.)

yours, sw
 

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Congrats, SW! Don't you love it when you get what you want for your birthday?

I did a little Google, but could nail down a number for you. They only made the 760 in .300 Savage from 1952 to 1960, and a serial number range for all 760's made from 1951 -1967 ran from 1,000 to 541,000.

That info is here...
Model 760 Gamemaster Pump Action Centerfire Rifle

This is from Northwest Firearms board. Says there is a two letter code on the barrel which can give you a month and year of production. Here's a link to a table that may or may not help.

Remington Model 760

Have fun, and let us know what you find out. :D
 

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IrishCop,

"Don't you love it when -------". = IF I had NOT bought myself a present, I would have received ZILCH. - My family isn't "big on" celebrating birthdays.

My pump-rifle was made in AUG of 1954. - The serial number is 22369X.

Unfortunately, Remington evidently didn't keep records by caliber for the 740, 750 or 760 rifles & carbines.
The .330 Savage was actually assembled from 1952-1958.
(Despite the fact that the .300 Savages were theoretically available until mid-1960, NONE were actually ordered/sold.)

What IS known by the factory is that the .300 was the SECOND rarest caliber 760 built. The .35 Remington caliber is rarest of all calibers.

NOW I'm looking for a 1954 era 2.5-4X scope for my "birthday present".

yours, sw
 

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IrishCop,

"Don't you love it when -------". = IF I had NOT bought myself a present, I would have received ZILCH. - My family isn't "big on" celebrating birthdays.

My family has good intentions; "silk" (rayon or some such I'm sure) drawers and housecoats just ain't my thing...usually if I don't say, "Get me that!", they'll for sure pick out something that is very nice, but that I don't want.

Last year for Christmas, my youngest daughter got me and the wife tickets for B.B. King at the Von Braun Civic Center. PERFECT!!

This year, (on the way home as a matter of fact) she bought me a great watch. I picked it out, she bought it. Told her that was Christmas/Anniversary/Birthday for me.

Then once we got home she told me to buy two tickets for Buddy Guy, playing at the VBCC on Feb 5th, 2014.

She's gonna have to hire several really big guys to get me out of this house...and they better bring some rope. ;)
 

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DavidE,

I think that the .300sav is FINE for anything on the NA continent, including BIG bears IF loaded properly with heavy bullets of more than 180 grains.

With the 150PSP or 180RNSP it's fine for anything EXCEPT big bears.
(One of my "running buddies", Mack Roy, has filled numerous people's freezers with deer, elk, moose & caribou with his Remington Model 81 in .300 Sav. = That rifle and his Model 1897 Winchester are his only 2 long-guns.)

NOTE: Mack is a missionary (from our church) to the NA tribes in AK & he "hunts to eat" for his whole family.

yours, sw
 
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