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Old December 26, 2006, 07:17 PM   #1
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who built this rifle?

Hello everyone. Recently recieved a rifle to work up loads for. I was interested in knowing if anyone might have an idea who built it. It is a .220 swift on a mauser action. The name BONAR is engraved on the barrel, and also has W L BONAR FAIROAKS CA. U.S.A.F. stamped in the buttpad. It wears an 8 power unertyl externally adjustable scope and the front scope mount is soldered onto the barrel. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old December 28, 2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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Could be a custom gun. Surely there is some other information on the rifle, somewhere. I need more information in order to help you. The soldered on scope mounts & being it's a 8X Unertyl leads me to think the scope might be a 40's/50's model scope. Does the scope have a coil spring on it?
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Old December 29, 2006, 03:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. No the scope does not have a spring on it. I cannot really find anything else on the rifle to identify it. It does have the head of the .220 cartridge imbedded in the bottom of the stock though.

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Old December 30, 2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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There is a Harry Bonar who posts from time to time on "The Smithy" forum. Try posting for him over there. Maybe he is related to W.L. Bonar or knows of him.

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Old December 30, 2006, 09:36 PM   #5
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Actually, I have allready talked to him over the phone. I thought for sure that this had to be him, but no luck. Thank you for you're input anyway.

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