SOLD FOR: $1250
Make: Schultz & Larsen
Serial Number: 6011
Year of Manufacture: 1957-1960
Caliber: 7×61 S&H (Sharpe & Hart)
Action Type: Internal Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: Barrel left shoulder marked “7X61 S&H / TWIST 12″”, barrel right shoulder marked “Schultz & Larsen / Denmark”. Receiver left side marked “Schultz & Larsen Rifle Company / Otterup Denmark”, the serial number, “6011”, and the model, “M60”. The buttpad is marked “SCHULTZ & LARSEN GEVÆRFABRIK / OTTERUP DANMARK”. The bolt is serial-matching, the underside of the handle is marked “011”.
Barrel Length: 25 1/2”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade that is fixed to a checkered ramped base. There are grooves for a protective hood, but no hood is present. The rear sight is a u-notch on a raised base that is fixed to the barrel. There is a secondary flip-up leaf, though there is no notch cut. The receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled with a Redfield optic rail on which are two 1” Leupold rings that have mounted in them a Leupold VX-II 4-12x scope. The scope body is free of any notable wear or damage, the glass is fairly clear, and overall, the scope rates in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered wood with a textured ventilated black rubber recoil pad with white spacer, Monte-Carlo comb with cheek piece, black-capped pistol-grip with white spacer, and sling swivel on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. Dotted across the wood are minor nicks, dings, and compressions, most notable on either side of the forend. There is one more notable compression on the left side of the stock just to the rear of the forend checkering. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad is rather hard and it appears some sort of sealer has been applied. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The bolt has light operational wear. The barrel has a few minor nicks scattered about, mainly on the top at the midpoint. The receiver has a small spot of finish loss just over the bolt release. The screw heads are sharp. The receiver has taken on a very minor plum hue. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: The scope as described above, and a two-piece die set are included.
Our Assessment: Schultz & Larsen rifles have not made their way into the zeitgeist in the United States the way other foreign makers like Anschutz or Sako have, but apparently, those few Americans that have truly love them, and tend to keep them. As of this writing, this M60 is one of the very few that have come through our doors. The M60 was designed as a collaboration between Schultz & Larsen and Phil Sharpe, and it was done so around the 7×61 Sharpe & Hart cartridge designed by Phil Sharpe and Norma ammunition. The M60 was made for just three short years, from 1957-1960, and was totally eclipsed by the ubiquitous Remington 700 and its 7mm Remington Magnum ammunition. In-hand, the M60 feels solid and is a rather handsome firearm. This example is in near-Excellent condition with hardly any wear, and the accompanying Leipold scope and die set round out this package nicely. Good luck and happy bidding!