Sako A1 220 russian

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  1. cl_leg

    cl_leg Well-Known Member

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    Finally got this one in the mail.
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    What’s going on there, appears someone has taken to it with a mill ?
    A few stamps there that don’t look familiar also ?
     
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    cl_leg Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the barrels are dipped vertically when blued and near the receiver is missing some. Does look odd, I tooknit out of the stock and its the same all around. It is not exactly concentric so not machined.
    The stamps are UK proof marks.
     
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    Hi Chris, Nice rifle, you know that the last time a .220 Russian was shown here, some of our fine members had to eat their hats. I wonder if all are through dining yet? Wayne
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Just what I need, another quest.

    rick
     
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    Now that's something you don't see every day.
     
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    Something odd going on with that rifle.
     
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    i agree, i have had my share of Sako's pass through my hands and this one is not a perfect example. the uk proof marks do make a mess
     
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    I’m curious about the bluing and shallow Cal/chambering stamp. Looks as though the original has been milled off and re stamped, with some flaws. The ‘220’ doesn’t appear to be in the font that it should be.
     
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    The MADE IN FINLAND stamp has been milled off, too.
     
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    Also, where the BOFORS STEEL mark would be is a proof mark followed by 220 RUS and another proof.
     
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    this rifle is from around 1981, they stopped marking bofors sometime around 1968
     
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    That’s typical of the English proof marking/defacing process. And as Chris said, there’d be no Bofors stamp on that gun.
     
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    cl_leg Well-Known Member

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    it does look machined in the pictures. not so much holding onto it. i took it out of the stock. the less blued area is not concentric with the barrel. as if it was not dipped all the way and on a bit of an angle.
    the stamp 'cal' looks right too
     
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    deersako Well-Known Member

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    Yes Chris, quite often pics highlight the slightest flaws, so a bit hard to assess from
    here !
     
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    Very cool!
     

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