40's Steyr halfstock 30.06

Discussion in 'Other Rifles' started by Guest, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi folks - new to this group... because....

    I am in the process of acquiring a 40's classic Steyr Halfstock (re) chambered for 30.06 - (not sure if it was originally chambered for that...) The gun is reportedly in excellent condition and hasn't been shot for 30 or more years.

    I have not personally seen the gun, but a picture was posted for me to view, confirming that at least it "looks" good.

    Question - instead of the butterknife lever for the bolt action, it has the Mauser-like ball... Does anyone here know if this says anything about the age of the gun?

    Another question - I am paying less than $500 for it - sight unseen - How big is the chance that I am being ripped off?

    If this works, here is a picture...:


    Any and all comments, opinions and advice is welcomed.