Discussion in 'Sako Short Actions' started by Norway.375, Jun 25, 2019.
Finaly home in the safe. I bought this " by phone". So good when you can trust a seller.
Cool! I've never seen a receiver marked with "Oy Sako Ab" over the "Rihiimaki". (However, just because "I've never seen it" doesn't mean there aren't lots of them out there.)
Can you get ammunition or components for it in Norway?
Yes, ammunition is no problem. But more difficult to get the bullets. I was lucky and got 300 bullets from a "privat". I will try to buy from Finland.
Another beauty Norway.375.
That’s not fair. Being closer to the source helps to find that great stuff. What a great acquisition, congratulations...
Now you are all set to go grouse hunting. I do not know if I would it looks so nice! Wayne
Stone, must be the earlier ones that are stamped that way. Mine has it (#2663), and also a gas vent through the second "i" in Rihimaki.
Norway.375, is your magazine stamped 7x33?
What a find !! thanks for sharing!
Just as a sidebar for everyone's info, Oy (Osakeyhtiö) and Ab (Aktiebolag) are the Finnish and Swedish abbreviations for "share company," the equivalent of "Incorporated." In Finland, both Finnish and Swedish are official languages, and many signs and other forms of information are bilingual. Most English speakers would find "yhtiö" (company) virtually unpronounceable.
Right you are, Iceberg. I've seen the Sako company often represented as "Oy Sako AB", just that I've not seen it before stamped on a receiver. I checked my oldest L46 (SN in the 5,000's) and found only "Rihiimaki" and the serial number. Unlike BSmith's rifle, the "Rihiimaki" is located above the vent hole.
When you compare several of these early L-46's you'll find numerous small variations in their configurations and markings. Each Sako rifle from the 1940's was a nearly unique item.
Bsmith .There are no "stamps" on the magazine.
This is another 7x33. No "stamps" on the magazine.
Thanks for that photo, Norway.375. It took the second photo for me to realize that there was no gas vent hole in the front receiver ring on these two early L-46's!
A fine pair Norway.375
I have decided I really need a Sako L46 in 7x33
What a great pick up
Taken you a while to come around my friend.
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