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Old 05-05-2020, 11:06 PM
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Unhappy WTB-.243 Bolt

Folks ,
This is a sad tail . A friend of mine passed away and left me a "Tradewinds " .243 Winchester rifle in very nice ship . BUT he had removed the bolt and magazine for safety reasons that aren't going to be discussed .

He used the rifle when we deer hunted in Pennsylvania .
His wife has MS and no idea where to look or where it could be .

If anyone can point me in the right direction to find these items I'd appreciate it .

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration .
Please stay safe and healthy '

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Old 05-06-2020, 01:04 AM
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These were made a long time ago, so my memory may be faulty, but I think they were made on a rather unique action by Krico of Germany. If that's correct, I don't think they sold many and I suspect parts are very scarce.
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Old 05-06-2020, 03:57 AM
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If my memory serves me, some Tradewinds may have been Mausers from Husqvarna. The small ring may have been the HVA action. I know nothing about the large ring Huskys.
It's a triple tale here. 1. The reason he removed and hid the bolt. 2. The fact the action/rifle is disabled without the bolt, and 3. When the bolt is eventually discovered, it will be an orphaned part without a home. It's probably rat-holed away in the top/bottom/back of some drawer or cabinet. Good luck! J.
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Old 05-06-2020, 10:35 AM
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Just a thought here... Check the attic, possibly under insulation. Also, old tobacco or coffee cans. The bolt is there you just have to find his secret hiding place. I remove my bolts from rifles even the ones in the gunsafes. I store the bolts separately so if stolen the theft will get caught looking for bolts. Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:19 AM
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I would try Numerich Arms,maybe someone at Brownells could help as well.
Good luck with your quest.Im sorry for the loss of your friend as well.

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Old 05-06-2020, 12:52 PM
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Looking up Tradewinds on Gunbroker, I see a catalog or two. Tradewinds did import Husqvarna rifles, but in long action calibers and these do not have removable magazines. The catalogs show the short action calibers were in a completely different action with removable magazines and I think these were mfg'd. by Krico. Looking at the pictures, you can readily tell which you have.
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:47 PM
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IF you find a bolt, there may be head space issues. You’d be far better off finding the original. Good luck.
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Old 05-08-2020, 05:44 PM
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Default Tradewinds Husky help

Posting a couple pictures of the top and bottom of the action, would really help identifying the gun and possible parts sources.
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Old 05-13-2020, 12:01 AM
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Thumbs up Krico

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read my post and . actually suppling good answers .
My Buddy always thought is was a Husqvarna , I didn't argue but I knew it wasn't . I do believe it is a Krico -Trade Winds had made in Germany .
So now I've got a .243 minus bolt and magazine ! But what I'll never forget is the great times and many laughs we had together .

It's a real shame he just couldn't become a friend of Bill W .

Stay safe stay healthy '
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