POST WAR CUTTING EDGE DEER HUNTER

JUNE BUILD OF THE MONTH

POST-WAR CUTTING EDGE DEER HUNTER

During WWII companies like Remington and Weaver had increased their workforce as much as 20-fold to help save the free world.  Yes, the same one that would hate them for some reason a few decades later.  After WWII companies used their new found manufacturing capacity and technology to dazzle the world.  

In 1949 the world was getting back to normal, having babies and living life after the most atrocious event the world would see up to and including today.  In 1948 Remington introduced the 721.  In September of 1949 the above 721B was made as one of the very first and few 721B's ever and probably sat on the shelf at a hardware store waiting for its owner.  Likely a couple of months later it had one and also Weaver's first ever variable scope, the KV which was new in 1950.  As for mounts, well, since the Weaver detachable top mount was also introduced in 1949, we just had to round up a brand new pair as well as an original set of Weaver bases to complete this fantastic build.

In 1949 the world was getting back to normal, having babies and living life after the most atrocious event the world would see up to and including today.  In 1948 Remington introduced the 721.  In September of 1949 the above 721B was made as one of the very first and few 721B's ever and probably sat on the shelf at a hardware store waiting for its owner.  Likely a couple of months later it had one and also Weaver's first ever variable scope, the KV which was new in 1950.  As for mounts, well, since the Weaver detachable top mount was also introduced in 1949, we just had to round up a brand new pair as well as an original set of Weaver bases to complete this fantastic build.

Antelope beware?  The owner of this post-war rifle would have been a cutting edge deer hunter back east, and probably envisioned going out west to test out his new "Variable" KV scope.  The shooter had the option of either 3x or 5x and the change was made by removing the turret cover on the side/rear of the scope and then selecting 3 or 5.  Not exactly our definition of variable today but a good start.

Antelope beware?

The owner of this post-war rifle would have been a cutting edge deer hunter back east, and probably envisioned going out west to test out his new "Variable" KV scope.  The shooter had the option of either 3x or 5x and the change was made by removing the turret cover on the side/rear of the scope and then selecting 3 or 5.  Not exactly our definition of variable today but a good start.

Introducing the detachable top mount!  Also in 1949 Weaver introduced it's detachable top mount.  This mount would become the industry standard for years to come.  

Introducing the detachable top mount!

Also in 1949 Weaver introduced it's detachable top mount.  This mount would become the industry standard for years to come.  

James Brion