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My first old Husky,new aquisition

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In our neck of the woods,most of the old saws I run across are Mccullochs,usually lower end models.
Lots of Stihl 08's and S10's. The occasional better pro Stihl shows up,but I havent seen any older Huskys,probably wasnt a dealer anywhere nearby back in the day.
I bought this one,which is either a L77,an L65 or an A65 (going by an online image search) from an old guy who brought it out from England in the late 70's,used it a few times on Aussie hardwoods,and decided he didnt like chainsawing anymore(common with European migrants), so he drained the fuel and put it away.

Put in fresh fuel,couple of pulls on full choke,nothing,half choke and she fired up right away and settled down to a smooth idle.
What an engine note! I could listen to that all day,my neighbor,who is used to me firing up all sorts of Stihls,came wandering over to see what the new "big" saw was,and couldnt believe the sound of the husky
Like a little skinny guy with a big deep voice.

Put it through some wood,and was impressed. Very powerful,lots of low end torque,hard to bog it down.
The vibration was noticeable,I wouldnt want to use it all day,but a real fun saw to operate.
I've always been a Stihl guy,but this little old husqvarna has opened my ears, i reckon its going to be a keeper.
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Nice score! How about a vid to share that music?
 

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Those are good looking old saws.
 

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That's definitely a 65, not a 77. 77's all had the spark plug protrude through the top. A65 vs L65 is a little harder to figure out. But looking at the starter and seeing what i think is the push kill switch instead of the toggle switch I think you have the A65 there.
 
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I agree that it is a 65, and not a L65.

If the starter cover is original, it isn't one of the very earliest 65s - but I don't know when that change was made (except that it was well before the L version appeared in 1974).
 
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