Hello to all from Upper Michigan.

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  1. Lars Pyykkønen

    Lars Pyykkønen Active Member

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    Here its Eino and Toivo. I'm sure they are the same jokes.

     

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    Here its Eino and Toivo, I'm sure they are all the same jokes.

    Sorry for the duplicate. I should mention the internet is a bit sketchy up here, but only when it snows, rains or the wind blows.

    Tried to delete but could only figure out how to edit....
     
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    Here are two Finnbears, both produced in 1969 according the factory records. The light colored wood is the .300 WinMag with the Bofors Stamp. The darker wood is a .270 without the stamp. I'm not sure what I should be looking for.
     

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    Sorry, I think I got out of line. This was supposed to reply the Stonecreek in regards to s plate vs. sq. tang and cross bolt nut.
     
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  7. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Lars: No one can tell anything from your pics as you were too far away when you took them to show any detail. Just looks like two rifles laying on a hassack. It's impossible to see if the cross bolt has an open center. Nor can I tell much of anything about the floor plates. Take some close ups showing detail & someone may be able to give insight.
     
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    I apologize for that. I hope these are better. To me, they look the same.
     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Round floorplate tang, not an open center crossbolt nut, & my eyes can't tell about the release, but it doesn't appear to be a "S" type. stonecreek can probably tell what all that means from a date standpoint.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Sven, Oly, and Lars worked for the WPA in the depression planting trees. Sven would dig the hole, Oly would put the seedling in the hole, and Lars would cover it up. One day only Sven and Lars showed up and Sven dug the holes and Lars covered them up. When asked why they were doing that Sven replied "Vell, Oly got sick but the other two of us, we can't quit vorking just because Oly's not here!"
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    The lighter stock has "pre-1970" style checkering (forearm pattern has two points), while the darker stock has "post-1969" style checkering (forearm pattern has three points). The dates "1969 and 1970" are very approximate since both styles were used until all of the two-point inventory was exhausted. But it's not surprising that the one with the Bofors barrel is in a "pre-1970" style stock.

    These two rifles are an excellent illustration of the mix-and-match of Sako parts whenever a transition was underway.
     
  12. Lars Pyykkønen

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    OK, I deserve that. LOL

    The top two rifles are 1969 .300 Win Mags. The next rifle is the 1969 .270 and the bottom one is a 1972 7mm. To my untrained eye, The .300’s and the 7mm have the same checkering pattern. It looks like a double outside border?
     

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    My .300 Bofors is nearly identical to your lighter colored rifle in every way. Serial numbers are are very close as mentioned. 38xxx on mine as well. Obviously based on Sakos production and record keeping, it doesn’t mean mine and yours were produced in the same period. It’s simply amazing the stark contrast of wood color etc. I’ve not requested a record search as it really wasn’t important, although I may rethink that.
     
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    Both the .300's have Bofors Stamp. I have always liked the light colored one. I think it has the smoothest action out of them all.
     

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