Sako action screws AV 30/06 interchange models

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks for gunsmithing your own Sako' started by Bucktote, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. Bucktote

    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    The action screws 0n my 30/06 AV that fasten the action to the stock are unsightly. Are there screws that match from one model to another, or where can replacement
    screws be purchased ? There are some for sale on E-Bay ?


    Bucktote
     

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    All of the action screws for the L-series and A-series are identical. I think that Brownell's carries replacement, and probably some other sources, also. Many people prefer the after-market action screws with hex heads; those are fine, but I prefer to keep my Sakos with original-type parts.
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Brownells sells replacement screws made by B-Square. These have Allen heads. The advantage of an Allen head is that it won't get buggered up like a slotted screw. The disadvantage, as Stonecreek points out, is that it's not original in appearance. I know of no reliable source for original-style action screws. If the originals are not too badly messed up, they can be partially restored to the point where they at least don't call attention to themselves.
     
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    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,
    I'll try Brownells, the ones on e-bay do not state what model they came from.
     
  5. Bucktote

    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    Hello again I purchased the action screws on e-Bay they are identified as "Hunter" ??
    Longest @ 1.575 oal
    Shortest @ 1.170 oal
    Price was right , any one care to guess if they will fit a 30/06 AV ??
     
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    There is another set on there and it says they fit....Fits Model L461 A1 Vixen, Model L579 AII Forester, and Model L61 AV Finnbear
    Most all were the same in the 90's...
     
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    They will fit...
     
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    Thanks Mr. ERP !
    Compare price to what Brownells are listed for,how could you go wrong!!
     
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    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    Hello Mr ERP,
    After 3 months I got my AV 30/06 back from the so called GUNSMITH.
    He never touched it, couldn't find all the parts & when I went back to the shop area to help him look I was shocked to see a shop in complete disaray. But to the subject, the new bolts from e-bay do indeed fit. The "used Sako Parts" on
    e-bay has a lot of items that may be of interest for our members, I check it out daily. Thanks again for your help.
     

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