In a trade I recently picked up a Browning/Sako Safari .243 pencil barrel in excellent condition. A very nice little rifle. Serial number is 6065Z6. I think this means it was made in 1965, but I am not sure. Can anyone help me with a date for this rifle? I'll soon put up a photo. I can't make head nor tails out of the serial number information in Matt Eastman’s Guide to Browning Belgium Sporting Firearms 1903-1994. (Chapter Four is titled: Fabrique Nationale & Sako Bolt Action Rifles.) For Canadians: Although it is a beauty, I intend to stay focused and so I'll soon be looking to trade this rifle for an early Sako fullstock carbine.