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Picked it up yesterday after the initial lost FOID hiccup (see my "Denied" post). Card went through after the ISPD released the hold on the card and I finally got to bring the rifle home after the 72 Hr. waiting period.

It's a 1971 Interarms Mark X in .270 made by Zestava Arms in the former Czech Republic. I was so wowed by the rifle's condition when I bought it, I thought it had a period correct 4X fixed Redfield Widefield because the objective was smaller than today's 40mm norm. It turns out it is a vintage 3-9 variable Widefield in like new condition. The optics appear crystal clear so I will just shoot it that way for now.

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Picked it up yesterday after the initial lost FOID hiccup (see my "Denied" post). Card went through after the ISPD released the hold on the card and I finally got to bring the rifle home after the 72 Hr. waiting period.

It's a 1971 Interarms Mark X in .270 made by Zestava Arms in the former Czech Republic. I was so wowed by the rifle's condition when I bought it, I thought it had a period correct 4X fixed Redfield Widefield because the objective was smaller than today's 40mm norm. It turns out it is a vintage 3-9 variable Widefield in like new condition. The optics appear crystal clear so I will just shoot it that way for now.

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What a beauty! What do you want to trade for? Got lots of good stuff. LOL I love my Interarms .375 H&H.
 

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Thanks! Yeah, she looks like a keeper. Hoping it shoots as good as it looks. I thought the scope was a relic but was amazed after looking up the used values for similar scopes. They get up to $250 for a clean, used Widefield scope. I guess a lot of guys like the period correct scope to go with the rifle.

375 H&H? That would be a sure shoulder separation for me lol!
 

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That's the same scope that came on my Winchester Model 70 in 270. Does the adjustments for the scope have clicks or do they just turn smoothly? Mine turns smoothly and has no clicks while adjusting the scope. Nice looking rifle though, the one I lost to dad in 7X57 had a synthetic stock on it, and it shoots pretty good.
 

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Thanks! Yeah, she looks like a keeper. Hoping it shoots as good as it looks. I thought the scope was a relic but was amazed after looking up the used values for similar scopes. They get up to $250 for a clean, used Widefield scope. I guess a lot of guys like the period correct scope to go with the rifle.

375 H&H? That would be a sure shoulder separation for me lol!
Love that type of scope. The old Redfields were great scopes. I have several Wideview ones too. And that is a controlled feed too! Believe it or not the .375 kicks less than a .338 Win mag. It's more of a push. And if you reload, you can load it down. I recently loaded 235 gr. Speer's for it with IMR 4895 and feels like an ought 6. You will love that rifle. Great purchase. My .270 is a pre 64 Win Mod. 70 controlled feed. They are smooth operators.
 

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That's a beauty. .270 Win will do for any deer-size critter in North America.
 

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner on that find. You did good!
Thanks! I had driven 2-1/2 Hrs to a Cabella's location that showed a Mauser 3000 in their Gun Library on-line. In-hand description said the recoil pad was crumbling and the stock has some light finish wear but overall a nice rifle. I got there and it was way worse than I expected with dings down into the wood and a stock that was very dark and didn't show any figure at all like the pics. The guy at Cabella's said their light box used for the photos tends to brighten them up.

I told the guy I was disappointed and asked if he had anything similar. He said yeah, I just took a rifle in trade that we haven't photographed or listed yet and brought this one out. I looked it over and put a death grip on it and would let go until I paid for it! I love these old school Mauser sporters and had a Parker Hale in .270 similar to this one over 40 years ago.
 

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Pics are great I might add. Love the rich bluing and cut checkering looks top shelf. Like those old Redfield scopes myself. I still have a Redfield Tracker floating around and it still holds a zero with fairly decent glass. Am sure you will be satisfied with this gun for a long time. Real quality.
 

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Thanks guys! I really felt like I just hit the lottery finding one in this condition. I may have paid a bit more than I should have ($629.00 after negotiations and they don't like to deal on new arrivals) but I just felt it was in exceptional condition.
 

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Thanks guys! I really felt like I just hit the lottery getting tone in this condition. I may have paid a bit more than I should have ($629.00 after negotiations and they don't like to deal on new arrivals) but I just felt it was in exceptional condition.
I've been hunting with one in .308 for about 25 years. I don't believe you'll regret the purchase.
 

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Thanks guys! I really felt like I just hit the lottery finding one in this condition. I may have paid a bit more than I should have ($629.00 after negotiations and they don't like to deal on new arrivals) but I just felt it was in exceptional condition.
Think you did OK with the price. You would pay More for a currently made Winchester Model 70 made by FN I am sure. Even those budget clunkers offered today go for at least $400 and are ugly as sin. Bet one like yours is at least $1200 and more today new. If even made anymore.
 

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Good for you onthepaper! Just now saw this. Great caliber too!

The Interarms Mark X always has represented good value in my mind. The tightest 5-shot group I ever shot off the bench rest at 100 yards with a center fire cartridge larger than .22 bore was done with this 7X57 Mark X, something like .62 inches. Scope is a Lyman All American 6X.

Shown here with the front sight hood scooted forward from recoil.
 
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