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Finnwolf .308 , took it for a walk today...

Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by Proudly Libertarian, Jun 29, 2022.

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    Gloriously beautiful weather today, took several rifles out for some fresh air.
    Sighted thisVL63 in at 100 for hunting. Can get two holes to touch out of the box of four, even at 4X-power.
    Next year, I need to strip this and refinish. The varnish is dark and heavy and the wood underneath is too beautiful to hide. Sako Finnwolf Left.jpg Sako Finnwolf .308 R.jpg

     
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    Wow! Stocked for a lefty with the cheekpiece on the RH side. Sako made a few of these for both the Finnwolf and for some of their RH bolt actions. I'm not sure if they were special orders or perhaps a scarce stock item.

    It's your rifle and you should do as you please with it, but in my opinion it would greatly devalue it to remove such pristine factory finish -- especially on a rare LH stock.
     
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    Funny that as unusual as the Finnwolf is, this is the third factory lefty stock I've seen.

    Just my guess, but I would imagine that a lefty would rather have a lever gun than a RH bolt gun for hunting, so they might have had a high demand for lefty stocks.
     
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    That's a good theory since the lever action is virtually ambidextrous to begin with. Along with a LH stock on my Finnwolf, I own a LH stock for an L61R as well as a birch one on an early L46, both of which a good friend in Europe found for me.

    By the way, the Finnwolf was apparently presented to a rather colorful public figure (now long deceased) and has a facsimile of his signature engraved on the magazine. I have to assume that he was left-handed -- or maybe not as it appeared unfired when I acquired it.

    I'll see if I can gather all of these LH stocks in one place in the next day or two and take a photo.
     
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