6,3 x 33 R

Discussion in 'Sako Short Actions' started by topgear, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. ricksengines

    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Hi Jack

    I don't have too many Sako dovetail actions where the receivers have been drilled. When I get on that has been misrepresented and I like the thing I usually just put a set of Sako or Leupold mounts on the thing and get on down the road. If you can refresh my memory with the post I can be more specific with my answer.

    rck

     

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    Branxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I reckon it was the one drilled on the left hand side of the action for side mount - Griffen & Howe from memory?

    Marcus
     
  3. blackjack

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    Hello Sako Lovers,

    Well after many Moons here are the photo's of my Sako L46 - 6,3 X 33R which came out of production on the 1st October 1949 plus my Winchester Model 1892 { Take - Down } in .25 - 20 WCF calibre, which came out of production in 1898.Hope you enjoy.

    Blackjack
     

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    deersako Well-Known Member

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    Lovely rifle Blackjack.
     
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    susanna Well-Known Member

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    blackjack, love the 1st photo. very well done. beautiful old rifles.
    would have thought the cal to be stamped on knox form ?
    thank you. susanna
     
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    deersako Well-Known Member

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    Mine is stamped the same, and like Topgearā€™s on page 1.
     
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    blackjack Well-Known Member

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    Hello Sako Lovers,

    Can you tell me the year Sako changed the calibre to .25 - 20 WCF from 6, 3 X 33R? Also when was production ceased in .25 - 20 WCF calibre?

    Blackjack
     
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    blackjack Well-Known Member

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    Good Afternoon Sako Folk,

    Does any one know how many L46 - 6,3 X 33R's were made? And when did the L46 - 7 X 33's go out of production? Thanks!

    Blackjack
     
  9. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    B.J.: Here is the answer to your question, lifted from this thread: https://sakocollectors.com/forum/threads/new-contest-l46-25-20s.12979/page-2#post-68495

    Here is the year by year production:

    1948 -- 1
    1949 -- 159
    1950 -- 61
    1951 -- 65
    1952 -- 117
    1953 & 1954 -- 155
    1955 -- 70
    1956 -- 56
    1957 -- 5
    1958 -- 0
    1959 -- 0
    1960 -- 1
    Total = 690

    In that thread I mention that the records listed both designations, ".25-20" and "6,3x33", at the top of each page, so there is no way to know how many rifles in which years were marked with which designation.

    As to the last 7x33's, a number of them were produced during the "second run" of L46's in 1964-65 -- and some were even Deluxes.
     
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    blackjack Well-Known Member

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    Hello Steve,

    Thank you so much for all the information. So mine was second year production, and what a beauty she is. Has a 7 X 33 " Deluxe " ever been shown on the SCC? Fingers crossed I will be purchasing a L46 - 7 X 33 and a L469 .222 Rem. Magnum very soon.

    Blackjack
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I remember it being discussed here on the SCC forum, but I can't remember if one was ever pictured. A while back an individual had one for sale listed on an internet site that was shown to be genuine and from the "second run" of L46's through the factory records. Ironically, that individual regularly dissed the Club's factory records effort even though it proved his (otherwise questionable) rifle to be genuine.
     
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    pow Member

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    Let me get this straight in my head? A Deluxe 7 x 33 exists in the USA?
     
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    I just bought a .222 L46 to go with the 7x33 and 22 hornet
     
  14. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Yes, assuming that it hasn't been subsequently purchased and exported to another country. However, I would assume that others could exist.
     
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    I know of two Deluxe 7 x 33 here in the US. I'm sure that there's more.
     
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    :) If the definition of several is "more that 2", then yes there are several deluxe 7 x 33's....
     
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    So there reason I asked if a Deluxe 7x33 was located in the states. I have seen a Deluxe on Guns International. The seller does not provide a serial # in his ad or at lest I did not see a serial #. And I recall a statement of no photos of a Deluxe 7 x33 on this site. So if I may ask . . . or state that a serial number must have been brought to light on the subject gun in order to determine factory birth?
     

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