Help valuing 25-06 Finnbear"

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  1. N Ellinwood

    N Ellinwood Member

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    A family friend just passed and trying to help his 80 yr old widow price/sell his rifles. Looking for a $ amount to ask for his 25-06.

     

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  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    I don't think the stock is factory, but a nicely done custom, so it is not original. Neither is the recoil pad. The scope adds no value, so you are better off removing it. The Sako ringmounts are worth between $100 & $150. Sako barreled action restocked hunting rifles bring $500 to $700 at auction depending on condition, locale, & buyer. The original barrel & the caliber could help you, but it is what it is. Good luck.
     
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    Yes its original barrels action. Thanks that helps.
     
  4. Sean Hodges

    Sean Hodges Well-Known Member

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    Agree with paulson with regard to value and overall assessment of the rifle. It’s a nice hunting rifle and the caliber should help it sell as it’s versatile and easy to shoot.

    The scope sold with the gun won’t add value, however, there is a market for the scope on eBay or Craigslist. The scope is worth $100.00 plus depending on reticle and condition. Vintage Leupold scopes have a pretty good following if you feel like listing it. Lots of folks like the plum patina. And the scope lends itself well to low mounting on a vintage rifle.
     
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    tripledeuce Well-Known Member

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    The 3 lug bolt and serial number would be one from the early seventies, Garcia I suspect.
     
  6. N Ellinwood

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    I gather that, the Bofors Steel marks missing on this one and a push button floor plate release.
     
  7. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    There were no "pre-Garcia" or "Bofors" Sakos in .25-06. However, the serial number is among the highest I've seen with a three-lug bolt. I doubt this will add any value to it for the typical buyer, but it is a curiosity worth mentioning.
     
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    Stock is nicely done even though it is lacking the cross bolt. Artistic grip cap also. Bolt looks like it has been cycled quit a few times. Any idea how the throat and bore look. I'd say he had many enjoyable hunts with the old girl.
     
  9. N Ellinwood

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    I have not checked the bore to closely. Does not look that used. Jack did some match shooting so my guess he shot his hunting rifles enough to confirm they were sighted in properly. He did get in some good hunts.
     

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  10. Sean Hodges

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    Wow, not many have accomplished the grand slam!!
     
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    Here is a set of pictures of a 308 win that I think might be in original stock.
     

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    Sean Hodges Well-Known Member

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    Yes, appears to be original. Nice vintage shooter. Thanks.
     
  13. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    Very jealous of that wall picture. My oh my.....
    Yes, that 308 is a fine example of an older Bofors Sako. I'd say many good hunts with her also.
     
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    I’d be very interested in the .308. That’s a Forester, correct gentlemen? I seem to be able to find those in .243 but not .308. What’s a reasonable offer on it? $700?
     
  15. Sean Hodges

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    My advice would be to attempt to reach out through private message and first see if the rifle is even available. It wouldn’t be appropriate to value this rifle in this manner.
     

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