Finnwolf Value

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  1. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

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    Can I get some idea's of what a .308, non Garica marked Finnwolf, 98 to 99% would be worth?
    Serial number from what I can tell would date it around 1972.
    Stock seems to have been cut and a Pachmayr butt pad attached. It comes with Sako rings attached.
    A really nice one but the butt pad thing scares me a bit. How bad does this hurt the rifle, as far as collector value?

     

  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Any modification to a "collectible" firearm severely damages it "collector" value. Cutting the stock & adding an aftermarket pad usually means a big discount. Some collectors consider any modification as making the rifle no longer a "collectible" piece & would show no interest. Others would deem it as a nice usable hunting rifle & value it accordingly based on condition, market comparisons, & their desire to own. The various auction & gun sales sites would give you an idea of "asking" prices for altered Finnwolfs. What they sell for is a different matter. Without a hands on appraisal the best anyone can do is a rough guesstimate of it's value. There are "Wolf" guys here that know more than me that may offer more detailed advice.
     
  3. iwanna

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    Yeah, if the stock's been cut and a pad added that pretty much takes care of the collector value. But, as a practical matter the pad probably makes it a better rifle. The original plastic plate is kind of slippery if you ask me. So if you're not paying top buck, it's still one heck of a fine rifle.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Sako-addicted

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    Hey,

    Way to go!!! This Valuation Corner may be just what we need. Good examples.

    Thanks guys!

    S-A
     
  5. cmjr

    cmjr Well-Known Member

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    Curious, how hard is it to find a Finnwolf stock? I don't slap heavy discounts on rifles because of buttpads and the such unless they are cut or missing the original stock. Now drill holes in the action, non factory barrel then yea, stocks are not that hard to find.
     
  6. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for the feedback.

    I believe that the Finnwolf has the Sako mounts and rings.

    Just how easy is it to find another stock for this year rifle? And what might one cost if one could be found?
     
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    enotstehw Banned

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    Finding a factory replacement stock is next to impossible. The early wolfs had four round clips. If the clip is flush with the stock then it is a three round clip. Some guys will pay more for a wolf with a four round clip.

    I sold my wolf in Feb. for $1100.00 on gunbroker. It had a left hand stock, four round clip the blue was 97% and the sock was 90%.
     
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    It would be nice to know if it was pre or post '72.
    Does it have a 'casket shaped' magazine? Fixed swivels? Cheekpiece?
     
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  9. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to pass on it. I'm sure that another that is all correct will show up.

    Thanks guys for all the feedback.
     
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    Could one of you kind folks suggest an appraiser who knows sake in MD? Or can I perhaps post a photo and description for thoughts? Thanks in advance. Pablo
     
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    Correction.

    Sorry, auto correct changed my Sako to sake.
     
  12. iwanna

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    By all means post any pix you can while the deal is still on. I'll chime in for what it's worth.
     

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