Model: New Haven 740T
Serial Number: 1225683
Year of Manufacture: 1959-1984 (Please Help Us Date This Better)
Caliber: .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR)
Action Type: Bolt Action with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The barrel is marked “New Haven / By Mossberg”, “Model 740 T 22 Magnum WMR / AC-KRO-GRUV Made In U.S.A.”. The left side of the receiver is marked “1225683”. The top of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a circled “P”.
Barrel Length: The AC-KRO-GRUV barrel is 24”.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is tall bead dovetailed into the barrel. There is a folding flat topped U groove rear sight dovetailed into the barrel that is also adjustable for elevation. The receiver is grooved as an integral scope base.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece walnut has a Monte Carlo stock with cheekpiece and a smooth pistol grip. The stock has a solid rubber recoil pad at the butt marked “Pachmayr White Line”. The stock shows handling marks plus small marks/chips along the bottom edge of the cheekpiece, and a deeper compression mark on the bottom behind the grip. The forend area shows very light handling marks plus one deeper compression mark on the right side behind the rear sight. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, which is hard. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel and receiver have a matte black finish that is very close to a Dura Coat spray on finish.
Finish Originality: The finish on this rifle is NOT original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 100% of its re- finished metal. There are no marks in the new finish, but pitting is visible under the finish on the barrel and receiver. The screw heads in front of the magazine show some distress. The markings are clear, but shallow. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The 40-grain .22 WMR at 100 yards still retains the same velocity as a .22 LR at the muzzle. If sighted in properly, the 40-grain .22 WMR can reach ranges of nearly 125 yards. This makes the .22 WMR an effective short to medium range varmint rifle cartridge. The relatively quiet report and negligible recoil also make it a very pleasant round to shoot for extended periods. The .22 WMR can take down small game such as rabbits, groundhogs, prairie dogs, foxes, raccoons, and even coyotes at close range. This rifle ought to make a great hunting rifle for small game.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred/sold in California.
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