AV 30-06

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  1. David Lloyd

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    Hello All,

    In need of firing pin for AV 30-06. My father in law gave my son a never fired Sako AV 30-06. Unfortunately the firing pin was modified to not allow the gun to fire as it was used in trade shows to exhibit the Zeiss scope with which it is equipped.
    My father in law was not a sportsman so the gun sat for many, many years until he passed it to my son who is an avid sportsman. I am trying to surprise my son with a solution however this part is discontinued.
    The rifle is absolutely gorgeous and has beautiful engravings. It a shame not to function.
    If anyone has a direction to point me in, I would be very appreciative.


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  2. Sean Hodges

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    Try Midwest GunWorks. Great people, I’ve been lucky several times over the years in buying replacement Sako parts from them. Otherwise eBay or perhaps Numrich. Best of luck.
     
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    Thanks.
    I tried both - no luck. ☹️
     
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    Strange, I went on their site to purchase another item moment’s ago and they show an assembly in stock. Oh well, I suppose the website may be incorrect. If you keep looking one may turn up, or perhaps a qualified gunsmith could turn one for you given you have an example short of the end.
     
  5. David Lloyd

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    Could you send link?
    I have been on site and also called them. Maybe I am in wrong place. Would really appreciate.
     
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    Open the link above.
     
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    David I sent you a private message, See inbox at right top of forum page and open. Jim
     
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    Thanks for the link. Unfortunately the picture, if correct, of the L61R firing pin assembly looks different than what I have on the AV.
     
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    Only difference would be in the shroud I would think. The pin itself should be the same. If not the case, someone chime in.
     
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    Looks like gunner620 may have been able to help out, but if not, the assembly shown would interchange. L61R’s, AIII’s and AV’s were the same action with the exception of the shroud which was not installed until the AIII, although some L61R’s in late production had shrouds. The AV has the shroud and had a slightly longer rear tang by approximately 1/4 inch.
     
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    Thank you all for your help.
    Great talks with gunner620. Thank you so much for helping a total stranger.
    Sean Hodges was also right on that the firing pin assembly from the L61R is interchangeable. I just received it today and although the spring is shorter it does fit and function. Pin protrusion is at .065” so I think we are good.
    Looking forward to firing this rifle for the first time ever.
     
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    Very happy this worked out for you. Nice to have that Deluxe is back in service. Tolerance is between.059 and .071 so you should be good to go.
     
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