I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of Browning Sako Olympians. While most of the common large caliber Browning mauser action Olympians have fallen 20% to 25 % in the last few years, it seems the prices for Browning Sako action Olympians are holding their own. I'm talking about the very best collector grade Olympians that are in excellent condition, fantastic wood, master engraved and made pre 1966 to avoid the salt wood problem. Rifles that meet this criteria seldom come up for sale so it is hard to know where price really is. The rarest Browning Sako Olympian is the 222 mag HB and the last one I know of that fit all the above criteria was sold privately about 5 years ago for $34,000. The 284, 222 HB and the 22-250 pictured here were sold at auction 9 years ago. They were built in the salt wood era and still brought $24,150, $20,700 and $16,387 respectively. I don't believe they would bring this now, but I do believe they would be within 10%. The Browning collectors continue to prove that Browning could not have chosen a better base than Sako's small action L461 and medium action L579 to compliment Browning's FN large action mauser bolt rifle produced from 1960 through 1975. Browning pretty much followed Sako's lead by producing the small action Browning/Sako in 222 and 222 mag in both pencil bbl and HB. For the medium action, Browning chose 22-250 and 243 in both pencil and HB. Browning also produced a 308 Win and a 284 Win with a medium weight barrel. Browning made them in Safari, Medallion and Olympian grade.