Sako Finland Early Sako 264 Win Mag Bofors marked

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  1. sws1213

    sws1213 Well-Known Member

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    I guess 3965

     

  2. mlesh

    mlesh Active Member

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    1325 produced
     
  3. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    My Bofors 264 WM is serial number 153XX so my guess produced number at 4250.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    What court case? Just curious as I have never seen any info on that.
     
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    2264
    Total shot in the dark so to speak.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Thanks for all of the comments and guesses. Here is the production of L61R .264's by year starting with 1961 and going through 1968:

    1961: 200
    1962: 902
    1963: 1269
    1964: 399
    1965: 478
    1966: 387
    1967: 481
    1968: 158 + 121 Deluxe (1968 was the first year that the Sako records listed the Standard and Deluxe separately)
    Total: 4395
    Looks like KSMITH022 with 4273 barely edges out CVCOBRA1 at 4250 for the win. Congratulations, KSMITH022. Send me a PM to collect your prize.

    A little more info of interest: A few rifles without Bofors barrels were probably included in the 1968 numbers, but some with Bofors barrels probably were among the 1969-70 production. Numbers for those years:
    1969: 228 std, 36 dlx
    1970: 441 std, 116 dlx

    Another note of interest: Sako built the Colt Deluxe Coltsman rifles, lock, stock, and barrel (unlike the standard Coltsman on which the barrel and stock were fitted in the U.S.) In 1964-65 Sako made 162 Coltsman Deluxes in .264. These would have been three-lug Bofors Steel rifles which were identical except for branding and decoration to the contemporaneous Sako rifles.
     
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