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Rifles - CIL Model 950:

I am looking for some information on a rifle no one seems to have any info on this rifle.It is a CIL model 950c it looks just like a Savage model 110, it has a adjustable trigger for pull,weight and backlash. when I looked for mounts I found them under Churchill when I checked they are the same as a Savage 110. the rifle shoots great for optics I have a Tasco 3x9 50mm if this is a savage action I would like to put a synthetic stock on this rifle. any info would be appreciated.
thank you Swanny
Swanny Kranendonk <1scanner>
harvey station, nb canada - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 15:58:09 (EST) 

Swanny: your CIL is a Savage-made single shot target rifle. You got lucky. You have all the makings of a TARGET rifle, not a sniper rifle. A friend of mine has one rebarrled to .223 and it is a tackdriver at the long ranges (800 - 1000yds!). He likes the 69gr Sierras.

If you are interested in paper bullseye shooting go digging around the Dominion of Canada Rifle Assoc website for the Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association. If you are interested in selling ... There are a couple of peddlers I can name who will get the rifle into the proper market.
Terry Warner <>
Canada - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 23:06:15 (EST) 

The CIL rifle that Terry is refering to is the CIL 950T. Unless I read it wrong, the owner of the CIL stated that it was a 950C. I wouldn't have a clue on that one. Very few 950T's were made for Canadian target shooting in the late 60's or early 70's. Jim Houlden was behind CIL offering this rifle at the time and I think he told me that only about 275 were made. In issue form I can state that it is a rare beastie. Most have been rebarreled or the club that was used for the "issue" stock was modified or replaced. The story was that two barrels were shipped with the rifles. One an Anschutz and the other a Savage. The reason that one of the barrels was never used was that it was chambered backwards. Don't anyone ask details on this because my ancient brain just doesn't recall.

Bill Wylde <>
IL USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 17:45:21 (EST) 

The CIL 950C maybe a single shot varmint action. It may just be a magazine deer rifle. There was a time when the $C was better than the $US and gun makers sold a lot of guns into Canada.

Terry Warner <>
Canada - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 19:59:58 (EST) 

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