I recently found a L57 in 243 at a gun show. The gun appeared to have been shot quite a bit and hot rodded as the bolt face showed flame erosion around the primer. The wood and metal were in very good condition. I contacted the vender after the show and inquired about using my bore scope to inspect the bore. (His business is about 40 miles away). He was agreeable and I made the drive to his shop. I found that the bore was in bad condition, heat checked and eroded for 4 to 6 inches. My questions are 1) would it be sacrilege to rebarrel the gun. 2) Is there a source for Sako replacement barrels. 3) dollar value of the gun to use as a build. Thanks, Lynn Rider P.S. For some reason the gun keeps calling me back!