.25-20 heads up

Discussion in 'Heads Up!' started by topgear, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    If anyone is chasing a L46 .25-20. Not mine and have no connection to it. Just you don’t see these often so thought it was worth posting.

    https://www.usedguns.com.au/Product.aspx?p=112248

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    Branxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, the advert must have been revised after I saw it earlier today - it was listed as being chambered in .25-06!

    Marcus
     
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    Branxhunter, saw that as well. Thaught it must have had a stretch job done on the action....
     
  4. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Those are rare in Australia, but almost non-existent in the U.S. Firearms International never imported the .25-20 (or the 7x33) to the U.S., so the few that are here were imported by individuals. Funny, but I've run across quite a few more 7x33's than .25-20's in my years of Sako-searching.
     
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    Is it worth more original or reblued?
     
  6. ricksengines

    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Too bad we can't get the Feds to allow import of rare rifles like this to collectors without the need to go through an import specialist and without the requirement to stamp the importers name on the rifle.

    rick
     
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    Original condition is usually in higher demand.
     
  8. L61R

    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Rick, you can make occasional imports to enhance your collection if you register as a Curio & Relics collector.

    No need for a middle man then.

    Here are my . 25-20’s by the way.;)

    Jim

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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Hi Jim

    Thanks for that information. But the Sako L46 have to go through an FFL as a CR holder I can't receive them directly so without asking you to go through war and peace how would that work?

    rick
     
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    Hello Jim,

    What a lovely pair of L46's. Are they .25 - 20 WCF's or 6, 3 X 33 R's? I would imagine the former, as they are stocked in walnut and not artic birch. Hey Sako CC members can we see some stunning artic birch L46 stocks? Sako should of stuck to artic birch and said NO! to walnut, after all there is hundreds of tons of quality artic birch tree's in Finland.

    Blackjack
     
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    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Rick, no need to don your boxing gloves just yet.

    According to my investigations, as a CR holder you can apply for an import license using Form 6 ( I believe that is the right designation) to import occasional rifles for your collection.

    If granted, you can import it directly without the need for FFL.

    Then again, you may have to pay fees for bonded store and what not along the way.

    If you don’t fly over ti pick up the firearm yourself that is.

    I suggest checking the website for BATFE and also emailing them.

    Jim
     
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    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    BJ, mine are .25-20’s.

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    I notice that both of Jim's .25-20's have the left wing safety -- with upturned end. I'm a bit surprised that the ends of the safety levers are not turned down like some later LH safeties. This was to provide a little more clearance of the safety lever when a scope was mounted. Just goes to show how much "mix and match" there was in Sakos, especially the early ones.

    As I recall, Jim has done some work on documenting the many variations in the L46 actions. I know of at least five different configurations of bolts/safeties, and I'll bet that Jim can cite even more.
     
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    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Just noticed they have even dropped the price now by $600!

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    Hello Jim,

    How did the right hand L46 .25 - 20 WCF get the file marks on the breach end of the barrel?

    Blackjack
     
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    BJ, I’m not sure?

    But I have seen it on many L46’s over here. Most likely a way to get clearance for scopes. I have no idea if it is original or not.

    Jim
     
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    Hey guys
    I Just noticed a few lovely old Sako's up for sale in Oz on the used guns website.
    A few early model 222's, 243, 7x33 & 25-20 just to name a few. Jump on for a look

    Cheers
    Ash
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