Greetings everybody! I came across the site while researching a very diverse collection of rifles that my grandfather left the family and am looking to find value ranges for them and make a decision on which of the Sako Rifles I will end up receiving and keeping. I'm sure this is a common issue... but as this looks to be a very knowledgeable group and I'm not really sure where to start I'm hoping you all can point me in the right direction. I've done a few searches through the forum and without being a member was limited in access etc... so here I am ready to learn something about my new rifle... whichever it turns out to be. My background was USAF and have gravitated towards pistols and shotguns despite having always been much much more proficient with a rifle, that'll probably change with a quality rifle. So to the problem at hand... the many rifles of common manufacture weren't too difficult for me to date and find general values for but I'm afraid I'd only barely heard of Sako and never had the pleasure to fire one. Only learning of it a few years ago when my grandfather showed me the AII saying that I'd get it when he passed. I of course didn't like the morbid subject as we were quite close and he was in very good health so we didn't dwell on it, now to my chagrin. It looked a bit strange to my eye with a full length forestock but the quality in manufacture was apparent. Now I'm helping my mother from across the pond to value the collection and I will need to decide on the AII or the AV as there is some confusion as to which Sako he meant for me. Is there a good basic summary of Sako rifles to start a foundation of knowledge from or can somebody help me to lay one? The rifles I'm looking to value (doesn't need to be exact) are: Valmet M88 Hunter in .308 Win SN: 3963XX Sako AII in .308 Win SN: 3717XX Sako AV in 30-06 SN: 6424XX From what I can tell the Valmet is a subsidiary company or brand of the parent company Sako. It appears to be based on the AK but looks to be of a much much higher quality. Is there anything of particularl interest about these or are the common? I've heard the mags are proprietary with Galil's possibly being able to be substituted in. The Sako's confuse me as I'm still unsure if the AII is a model designation or an action design or simply a kind of cartridge power classification system. Same problem with the AV. I've seen reference to L579, L461... these appear to be action designations similarly to how watch movements are designated and can be installed into very different furniture thus begins the confusion. Finally I have seen descriptions of AI, AII, AIII etc... and gotten the impression that they might be a way ordering an action by rising cartridge power. So my very limited (non-existent) knowledge has been completely muddled so I'm hoping that can be cleared up. Thanks!