Finally got the Whelen and was hoping that someone could help me identify the make of the receiver.
The only real mark I could find was a script capitol B with a circle around it.
The was no marking or crest on top of the receiver where I have seen many times on mauser actions.
The action is very smooth and tight. It does have the thumb cut out found on the military models. There is a very small mark on the bolt handle but is appears to be a single mark that is not a letter or number.
This came with a #4 contour 35 Whelen Shilen that I was considering enlarging the chamber on for a little more oomph.
Any ideas on who made this action?