Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Saint Hubert 300mag

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I'm looking for any info on a gun. It's stamped Saint Hubert, made in England, on the barrel it's stamped 300 mag. There is no other markings.  Thank You

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Hello Sue.
  I have found many opinions dealing with the 'ST.HUBERT' English rifle. Putting pieces together, along with some history of St. Hubert (Saint of Hunters), this is what I came up with. First, the action was most likely manufactured in Belgium by FN, and sent to the British arms company BSA. These actions were then imported into the U.S. by Herters of Waseca, Minnesota in the 1960's. It is said that the barrels and stocks were added by Herters, and that Herters used the name 'St. Hubert' on some of their rifles. However, most of the information shows that the words 'WASECA,MINN' are included on the barrels. If there are no other markings, numbers, or crests on your rifle, it may have been completely assembled in England by BSA and brought to the U.S. by an individual.
  St. Hubert was from Liege, Belgium. He was named a saint in 708 A.D. and died on May 30, 727 A.D. Rifle action manufactured in Belgium? Has the name 'ST. HUBERT' on it? Is it a coincidence, or a clue?
  I hope the information I have given you will be of use, should you decide to do more research on your own. Thank you for asking for me. Charles Gage  

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.

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I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

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I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

Awards and Honors
New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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