Canadian "EATON'S SAKO" for sale

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  1. robinpeck

    robinpeck Well-Known Member

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    Another Canadian proprietary Sako? Just saw this "Eatons Sako" for sale

    Advertised as a
    "Eaton Mod.100 Truline .308 WIN"


    Eatons was a large cross-Canada department store that was around from 1869 to 1998. It was something like (and in Canada a competitor with) Sears (Simpson-Sears in Canada) or the Hudsons Bay Co. It had a similar large mail order catalogue. I think they sold a variety of firearms under their "Truline" brand name. I have no idea who actually assembled the Model 100 (Sako). Reproductions of early Eatons catalogues have been published but I don't know if the Truline guns appear in the ones published...It is generally the very early ones that are re-published.

    It is in a gun store near Vancouver, B.C.

    http://hical.ca/eaton-mod-100-truline-308win/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eaton's

    http://www.icollector.com/Truline-B...n-w-30-bbl-blue-finish-wooden-stock_i23057172

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  2. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Hey, Professor! Why don't you buy it and report to us. Always wanting to know more about obscure proprietary Sakos! This one looks like it has a very light barrel.
     
  3. ricksengines

    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    I heartily agree. If our brother from up north bought the thing we could be treated to some really nice pics and he would get to add one to his collection. So prof what are you waiting for?

    rick
     
  4. robinpeck

    robinpeck Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I asked for a few more photos and a full description. However, the store just emailed me and told me that while they were preparing the photos for me, someone else bought the rifle. Maybe it will show up on this site sometime.

    I don't regret this. The rifle was interesting, but for me personally it was not interesting enough.

    I note that an "Eatons Sako" has previously appeared on this forum:

    http://sakocollectors.com/forum/thr...a-peep-sight-question-please.5258/#post-63063
     
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    I just bought a Eaton's truline 100 in 308 win with the L57 action
     
  6. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Photos would be great.
     

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