Calling all customs!

Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by paulsonconstruction, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. sraaw

    sraaw Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for putting the link up Marcus, Very interesting, I had not heard of the Armourall trick before.
    I have refinished several of my Sakos in True Oil over the years, so will certainly give it a try next time one needs a tidy up.
    I used the outdoor furniture oil on my teak patio setting, but don't see any reason it won't suit rifle stocks. It looks like it worked admirably on your stock.
    The burnishing oil looks interesting so will give it a go as well.
    Good thing I have plenty of well used Sakos to experiment on.

     
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    C1C1F1C7-220A-467A-9B64-B1998FB6E697.jpeg This is all i have
     
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    Hello. I have a AAA CLARO BISHOP OR FAJAN SEMI INLETTED BLANK. I’m in need of one of two things.
    1) An L461 action OR
    2) A buyer for the action.

    I will answer all mssgs to [email protected]

    Thank you,
    Peter


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  4. Spaher

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    Since this thread is not limited to Sako's, allow me to share 3 different stock blanks that I could not help but have custom wood work done for production barreled actions.
    Left is an English Walnut stock for a Winchester barreled action and one of the last made by Fajen before it originally went into bankruptcy (?) and bought out by another outfit, which they contracted for checkering to California. I liked the European style Stippling combined with the scroll (?) work which was also done at the same time and same style with the middle rifle, which is of South Texas Mesquite wood at times found to be highly figured. The rifle on the right is also of South Texas Mesquite wood but was so figured I could not bring myself to have it checkered. It is a Rem Mountain rifle barreled action (7mm-08).
    In my opinion the Arizona Mesquite wood and the South Texas Mesquite are very different as the South Tx is red while the Arizona is more yellowish and high figure usually found in a bifurcation of branches or trunk of equal diameter. To minimize worm holes once a suitable piece is found I have tied it off and thrown it into a pond and leave submersed for several months then hanged to dry before trimming to evaluate figuring, if any. mesquite stocks 1.jpg mesquite stocks 2.jpg
     
  5. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    The mesquite wood is stunning. I like the Texas mesquite - as you say, our Arizona mesquite has a more yellowish color.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Fantastic wood on all of those, Rene!
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    I'm still available for adoption!
     
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    Wow!! What a great job you did with this old rifle!
     
  9. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Thanks, Rocky. It's just a joy to shoot & does everything I hoped it would. One of these days I'll get around to checkering it. Just trying to figure out what panel shape to use.
     
  10. sraaw

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    Here is an updated pic of my bitsa L46 with L461 .17 Rem barrel and Hatchers English Classic stock. Stock is now finished with true oil with a Jarrah forend tip and a old Kahles 3-9 in sako highs.
    This rifle is made from a bare receiver my gunsmith gave me when he was about to retire. As a result it shares its bolt with an old .222 I have as well. All the other action bits (trigger, mag housing and bottom metal) were procured form a member of this site who was good enough to assist and make this rifle possible.
    And Yes the bolt is missing the safety... No issue for me, as I never use them anyway and never close the bolt on a round if I'm not about to shoot..
    This to me is a better outcome than the receiver being cut in half which, would have otherwise been the case.
     

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Good looking rifle, and the forend tip is a nice addition. We don't see much Jarrah wood here in the USA.
     
  12. sraaw

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    Thanks, the Jarrah was a piece left over from a bed head I made my son the year he has born in 1990. It is beautiful wood and hard as nails, literally. It was once used in building frames and once seasoned, you need to predrill every nail or you have no hope.
    It is too expensive these days so is now mainly used for furniture and outdoor use where it's qualities shine over softer less durable eucalyptus species.
     
  13. 6x47l

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    Here is another Cameron Hatcher Classic English sporter .Pancake removed and a Ringed Gidyea forend and pistol grip cap added
     

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    Rene, your rifles are stunning!
     
  15. sraaw

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    6x471, Another L46, what call? The Ringed Gidgee is one of the few Australian timbers that would be harder than Jarrah.
    I haven't shot my Hatchers stock yet, but it does feel quite good. Have you shot yours and how do you find it?
     
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    That rifle started life as a 222 but was rebarreled and is now chambered in 218 Bee.

    I learnt a lesson when I fitted that forened tip.

    Cutting the barrel channel by hand was a real challenge.

    Next time I will buy a router
     
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    Found this old pic of the 17-222 I built some years ago.

    It's a factory single-shot L461 action, with a 28" Pac-Nor 3 groove 9" twist barrel.....in a factory Sako "PPC-BR" stock. I later installed a Canjar single-set trigger.

    Works great on PD's.

    Hopefully, the pic works. (edit: Dang.....it worked!!:) )

    (edit #2: The rangefinder has also changed.......to a Leica Vector 21, with a 3x boost)

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  18. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Sweet! Gotta love those 3 groove Pac-Nor barrels!
     

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