Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by cl_leg, Jul 11, 2020.
Finally got this one in the mail.
What’s going on there, appears someone has taken to it with a mill ?
A few stamps there that don’t look familiar also ?
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.
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
Just what I need, another quest.
Now that's something you don't see every day.
Something odd going on with that rifle.
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
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.
The MADE IN FINLAND stamp has been milled off, too.
Also, where the BOFORS STEEL mark would be is a proof mark followed by 220 RUS and another proof.
this rifle is from around 1981, they stopped marking bofors sometime around 1968
That’s typical of the English proof marking/defacing process. And as Chris said, there’d be no Bofors stamp on that gun.
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
Yes Chris, quite often pics highlight the slightest flaws, so a bit hard to assess from
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