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Stock questions

Discussion in 'Sako Medium Actions' started by bryan groce, Feb 8, 2018.

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  1. bryan groce

    bryan groce Member

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    I have a L579 chambered in .308 with a full stock . Honestly I hate the stock. Just wondering what are my options. Changing and refitting a new stock or shortening the stock and adding an ebony forend cap. It is a 1960 model, and in unfired condition but I plan on using it for bench shooting. I hate to hack a near perfect one piece Mannlicher stock.

     

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    Are you sure its one piece?
     
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    Yes.
    It doesn’t have the metal ring to connect the front and rear. Also it has an oil finish
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    DON'T DO IT! The .308 is one of the most prized calibers in the Mannlicher configuration, particularly one from 1960, and particularly one which appears in an "unfired condition". You can sell it, buy a real bench-type rifle, and have money left in your pocket. Nothing turns the stomach of a Sako enthusiast like talk of butchering a pristine 58 year-old rifle, especially one like yours!
     
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    I find that most questions I ask I already know the answers to. I hate keeping a rifle in the safe for the rest of its life though. Maybe I can just bring it along to the range when I go just for a good conversation!
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Why do something you hate? Shoot it, hunt with it, enjoy it as it was meant to be used! What ever you do, don't butcher it up & try to make something out of it that it is not & destroy it's value. If you can't stand having it in your safe, there are plenty of alternative sites available. One would be in my gun safe & I promise I will take good care of it.
     
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    I appreciate the offer, but it looks good next to my trg
     
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    Gonna load up about 20 rounds tonight with some 150 grain sierras and some fast powder and check the grouping Saturday and see what’s up
     
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    Maybe its an aftermarket stock...and probably not all that original..or that valuable. Where's the photos?
     
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    I would be shocked if it’s not original
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Photos are not detailed, but it looks like a one-piece original with a 23" barrel. This one is not seen very often. All the more reason to leave it unmolested.
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Rare bird. That's a good one right there! Most L579 Mannlichers were carbine length, 20" bbl. Full stock with rifle length barrel....Bofors.......308Win.....GREAT SAKO to own, that's for sure !

    DeerGoose
     
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    I have never bedded a full stock. What are your thoughts?
     
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    Please do not mess with it.
    You are making everyone here crazy!
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The tone of this thread makes me think we are being "trolled". I think "making everyone crazy" is exactly what he is trying to do, or he just needs his ego fed. For someone aware of "bench" shooting, bedding, & refitting/modifying stocks he asks some pretty naive questions. He has just been told that he has a rare Sako that is worth a considerable amount, yet he insists on taunting us with his plans to destroy it. One minute he says he "hates" it, then when given the opportunity to sell it he brags that it looks good next to his TRG. Why would he think it even needs bedded, as he hasn't even fired it yet. Anyone remotely familiar with shooting wouldn't even consider making a Mannlincher into a "bench" shooting gun or any L579 action for that matter. I suspect he may be playing games with us. Just sayin'.
     
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    No, not playing and understand fully the gravity of this. I will take your advice , that is the reason I posted my thoughts here. I appreciate your passion and will take great care of this gun and will do nothing to harm it in any way. Thanks again for all the advice and mostly your thoughts. It made me realize what I have and will treat it accordingly. My mother-in-law was on the board of the Weatherby foundation and traveled throughout the world big game hunting and this gun was only fired 10 times at the most per her hunting diary. She left me a few other guns that are much better. I guess hate was a strong word, just not accustomed to a full stock.
    Thanks a million
     

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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Nice rifle. Its wearing optilocks, so someone was playing with it since its heyday.
     
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    I think your best option is to remove the stock and replace it with a half stock...Please send the one piece fullstock to me for analysis. I can reimburse you for the shipping cost. If I decide its factory authentic, I will let you know.
     
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    Thank you for the offer and I will take it under consideration. I think that people here thought I was some rookie posting with one hand and holding a hacksaw, file, and claw hammer in the other. I have many guns and use them all at different times on the range. I have never sold a gun and don’t intend on selling this one. I was merely trying to find out some info on a gun I was unfamiliar with. I don’t drag guns through the woods hunting, I only seek accuracy on paper. I do appreciate your understanding and again stepping on someones toes or making them crazy was never my intention. Only seeking information about this gun
     

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