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A Pair of Sako Carbines - One Rare, One Not

Discussion in 'Sako Mannlichers and Carbines' started by icebear, Oct 12, 2018.

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    The stock looks real to me. It's had a non-original pad fitted, but other than that looks original. Those one-piece stocks are quite rare. As far as I know they are only found on early guns, which is consistent with the low serial number. The engine turning on the bolt is also custom work, probably done at the same time as the pad. Other than those two items and maybe the sling swivel mounts, it looks original to me. Nice one, and a great collector find.

     
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    I agree completely with the icebear. I have a one piece stock in 244 , also an early serial number. You also have the early checkered bolt knob which came on those early pieces. Please make me sleep better and replace that pad with a sako buttplate. The value will jump with that effort. I can live with the jeweled bolt.
     
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    By the way Charles, that is a rare find and many of us would be proud to own it.
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    I'm with Jeffy on replacing the pad with an original buttplate (or a repro if you can't find an original). Fortunately, it looks like the stock was not shortened when the pad was installed. Apart from that, I'd leave it alone and shoot it with the Sako peep that's on it now. It's a fantastic piece; enjoy your good fortune.
     
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    Thanks so much for the feedback.
    I have an original butt plate on a replacement stock that I could move over (or have a Smith do it as I am terrible with pads and plates).
    I shoot this one with the peep sight. Windage is perfect, but the elevation is about 1.5" high at 50 yards, which is the only distance I have been able to practice with it. This is a deer gun for me and shots on my land (which is densely wooded) range from 45 to 125 yards, so this setup definitely shoots MOD (minute of deer).
    I think I will grab this one for my next deer, in fact.
    I'll post pics of the deer in the "Sako rifles a'field" thread and post a pic of the butt plate replacement on this thread.
     
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    Hi Jeffy. Could you post some pics of your 244? I'm curious to study the similarities.
    Also, does the butt plate have a white line spacer?
     

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