• Hey All! Lately there has been more and more scammers on the forum board. They register and replies to members requests for guns and/or parts or other things. The reply contains a gmail or hotmail address or similar ”anonymous” email addresses which they want you to reply to. DO NOT ANSWER ANY STRANGE MESSAGES! They often state something like this: ”Hello! Saw your post about purchasing a stock for a Safari. KnuckleheadBob has one. Email him at: [email protected]” If you receive any strange messages: Check the status of whoever message you. If they have no posts and signed up the same day or very recently, stay away. Same goes for other members they might refer to. Check them too and if they are long standing members, PM them and ask if the message is legit. Most likely it’s not. Then use the report function in each message or post so I can kick them out! Beware of anything that might seem fishy! And again, for all of you who registered your personal name as username, please contact me so I can change it to a more anonymous username. You’d be surprised of how much one can find out about a person from just a username on a forum such ad our! All the best! And be safe! Jim

Custom Browning-Sako L579 Mannlicher

Sako Collectors Club Discussion Forum


Just picked up this Mannlicher-stocked carbine, cut down from a Browning Safari on an L579 action. Barrel is the original Browning; caliber is .308. This is the gun that I've always said Sako should have made - a Mannlicher-style carbine with a classic-style stock rather than a Monte Carlo. Seller claimed it was built by Ed Shoemaker. I have heard the name but don't know anything about him except that he was a reputable custom builder back in the day. The workmanship on the gun is excellent; the checkering is very fine and fit and finish are top-quality. The Conetrol scope bases are a plus. (Some may disagree.) Bore is absolutely immaculate. The gun weighs 7 pounds 5 ounces, compared to 7 pounds 2 for my H&R-Sako carbine with the scope removed.

Not sure yet what I'm going to do for a scope. I tried a Redfield Widefield 2-3/4x, but the TV-screen ocular wouldn't clear the bolt handle. I've got a European scope on the way, and if that doesn't work I have a couple of compact Leupolds I could try. A 1.75-6x VX-IIIe would be ideal, or an old Leupold M8-3x, but I don't have either of those without stripping another gun.

It was a bit pricey, but I couldn't resist the wood, plus the fact that I've always wanted a classic-style Sako Mannlicher. Now to see how it shoots!
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