Early Sako birch stock finish?

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks for gunsmithing your own Sako' started by robinpeck, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. robinpeck

    robinpeck Well-Known Member

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    I have a few very early L46/L461 Sako sporters with stocks of relatively light-colored birch or beech. They do not need complete refinishing but could do with some touch-up. I have plenty of experience with walnut but not so much with birch and beech. I have re-stained (dyed) and re-finished a few Finnish military Mosin-Nagant beech stocks and I know how hard this is to do. Does anyone have experience with finishing the Sako hardwood sporter stocks? Does anyone know what the original Sako factory finish was?...some variation on pine tar and varnish? Similar to the Finnish Mosin-Nagant?

    I have read the following:

    https://sakocollectors.com/forum/threads/type-of-birch-used-in-early-sako-stocks.10290/


    https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?285344-Arctic-Birch-stocks-quot-speak-of-Finland-quot
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018

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