Assistance with another unknown Model Sako .375 H&H

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  1. hbpaints

    hbpaints Member

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    New to me Sako rifle. Just curious about finding out more about it. Model ? Approx Value, etc?

    Sako .375H&H Magnum on barrel, no model number.
    Serial number 105958


    Appears to be in good condition. But having a heck of a time finding anything on it up here...

    thanks in advance...

    Rob.

    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to post pics... Sorry...
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    chances are pretty good you have a Sako Magnum Mauser. Made in the '50s.

    DeerGoose
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    That serial number would be consistent with a Sako-Mauser from the 1950's. Before Sako introduced its long action rifle (L61R) in 1961, they built rifles for long cartridges (.270, .30-06, .300 H&H, .375 H&H, and a couple of others distributed in Europe) on Mauser actions produced by FN in Belgium. If it is an early one it will have a wing safety on the bolt, if it is a later one it will have a Sako trigger with a sliding thumb safety.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Click "Upload a File" below the reply box. Then select the photo from your computer.
     
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    Thanks for the information... It certainly has the "wing type" safety...

    Being new to the sako world, is there any value to this era of rifles?
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    Thanks!!! Completely missed that button... was trying with the "upload" and it just wasn't working... lol
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    These Sako-Mausers are excellent shooters but there is no particular collector interest in them. They sell for around the same money as a similar FN Supreme or other nice rifles of the era built on the FN action.
     
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    I have noticed that in Canada when importers have offered Sako built FN Mausers along with the nearly identical Husqvarna built FN Mausers, the Sakos are snapped up right away while the Husqvarnas take much longer to sell. So apparently there is some "collector interest" in them just because their barrels have "Sako" stamped on them.

    In the past I have owned a lot of the Husqvarna built FN Mauser sporters and a few of the very similar Sakos. I think the Sakos had somewhat better wood (generally good walnut), a reinforcing bolt, better checkering and a rear sight that I preferred. And it said "Sako" on the barrel.
     
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