Tikka T3 Hunter JRTA351 6.5×55mm Swedish Bolt-Action Rifle, 2015 Leupold

SOLD FOR: $1050

LSB#: 220116GW017

Make: Tikka

Model: T3 Hunter (Model #JRTA351)

Serial Number: K50438

Year of Manufacture: 2015

Caliber: 6.5×55mm Swedish

Action Type: Detachable Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle

Markings: Barrel right shoulder marked with a factory warning. Barrel left shoulder marked “CAL. 6.5×55 SE MADE IN FINLAND”, and a proof mark. Receiver left side “TIKKA T3”, “K50438” and a proof mark. The buttpad is marked with the Tikka logo.

Barrel Length: 22 1/2”

Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The receiver is grooved for the attached optic rings that have mounted in them a Leupold VX-2 3-9×40 scope with a duplex reticle. The scope body is virtually free of wear and there is no damage. The glass is fairly clear, and overall, the scope rates in Fine-plus condition.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a checkered wood with a fluted straight comb, and a smooth black rubber buttpad. There are sling studs front and back. There are minor draglines and dings scattered about the wood along with minor handling wear. There is one more notable drag line on the right hand side of the forearm and there is a spot where the left side checkering is marred. The LOP measures 14 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad has only light use wear. Overall, the stock is in Fine-plus condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but minor stubborn fouling is scattered about the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The barrel has a few minor nicks through the finish, most notably on the underside near the muzzle. Screws have minor tool marks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine-plus-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: None.

Our Assessment: Known originally as Tikkakoski, a company that sold a myriad of consumer goods and textiles, Tikka as it is better known made firearms as well under ownership of SAKO, another Finnish arms company. Tikkakoski is long defunct, but firearms are produced to this day under the Tikka brand name by Beretta USA. Reliable, inexpensive, and handsome, Tikka rifles are a favorite among modern shooters. This T3 Hunter is chambered for the rather rare-in-the-States and long out of military service 6.5×55mm Swedish (Mauser). This round will take down most game animals up to Moose. Good luck and happy bidding!

Tikka T3 Hunter JRTA351 6.5×55mm Swedish Bolt-Action Rifle, 2015 Leupold
Tikka T3 Hunter JRTA351 6.5×55mm Swedish Bolt-Action Rifle, 2015 Leupold