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So I've been waiting for for my license for about five or six weeks now but I got it on thursday and today she arrived, my "new" 246!
I bought her unseen so I've been a bit nervous about what the seller considers "good" condition, but there were no need to worry.

She *is* in good condition with a few small marks in the stock to let you know she hasn't been sitting in a closet all of the +66 years she's been around. The blueing is *very* nice with only a couple of small scratches that you wouldn't notice unless you were looking for them.
The only real fault (which I knew about anyway) is that some unholy bastard has drilled holes for mounting a scope on her and I'll have to see how I'll deal with that because I want to use the iron sights.

As I'm sure you already know, only 227 of these were manufactured between 1937-1941 but I don't know exactly how old mine is. I'm hoping Pettson might be able to tell me that, her number is N52x.

As you can see on the photo there's no bolt (I guess it'll come tomorrow.) but I had to take a photo to show her off :D
 

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Yes, I guess the 246 is sort of a "best gun" version of the 146.
It has a nickel steel barrel, nicer wood and is chambered for 9,3x62.

I'm going to talk to a gunsmith about getting some headless screws to fill the holes and repair a small patch of damaged blueing under the screwed on rail.

I got the bolt today, so here's a new photo :D
 
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