Finnwolf VL63 History and just thinking of selling Finnwolf 243 win.

Discussion in 'Sako Finnwolf VL63 lever actions' started by Wayde, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. Wayde

    Wayde Love the outdoors

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    I can't remember if I ever shot this work of art. My father shot two box's in 1968 and then put in the safe. Being just 10 years old in 1968 I was not to touch those Sako's. He never took it out to shoot just every so many years would wipe it down. He passed 10 years ago this year and I inherited 3 Sako's all purchased in the 1960's. This Finnwolf, Finnbear, and heavy barrel L461 in 222 rem. I hunted with the Finnbear 4 years ago and just took the 222 L461 out and cleaned it. Going to take out the L461 and shoot it this spring because I never shot that either back in 1968. All three have the same stock color, engraving, and finish. Thinking about selling the Finnwolf. To hard to take out into the field and use. It is just a great piece of art.

     

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    That is a true beauty. You will regret selling it. It shoots like a dream. And at the range it will draw a lot of attention. Not many remember that Sako made lever actions.
     
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    Great rifle would love to see pictures of your other Sakos
     
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    I cannot imagine parting with any of my father’s few guns, but that is just me.
    If I were you I would think long and hard before turning loose of that gem, as it is special in more ways than one.
    Sincere regards,
    Kax
     
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    Finnwolfs are bringing some pretty high prices right now. Like other commodities, this may or may not continue into the future. If you don't have a strong attachment to it this might be a good time to put it on the market -- but a year from now it might bring even more money, just like anything else that goes up and down with the economy and perhaps styles.
     
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    Bernie’s Dad Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Beautiful. You should keep it


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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    A great looking Wolf, and wow, that serial number! I'd keep it if it were mine.
     
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    Wayde Love the outdoors

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    I am most likely going to keep it and leave information to my sons if I pass away before expected on just what the rifle really is. I have never seen a Finnwolf with a serial lower than 2,000 for sale. Thanks for the input and take care. Wayde
     
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    Wayde Love the outdoors

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    That serial makes it a 1960 production run rifle. Never have seen a Wolf for sale that had a number less than 2,000. I better keep it and make sure my sons know just what it is worth and family history. Thanks for the input. Take care, Wayde
     
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    Sorry, but it doesn't. It is impossible to date a Sako by its serial number since Sako, for reasons no one quite understands, did not use serial numbers chronologically. We've found consecutive serial numbers on rifles that were produced as much as 10 years apart. We've also found the same serial number assigned to two different rifles of the same model. And we've found that Sako often never used some of its lower serial numbers.

    If you'd like to know the actual date of production of your Finnwolf (which may be some years different than you assume) you can click on the Factory Records Service link at the top of this page.
     
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