Okay, so I fully realize this rifle is very far from unique or rare. As we all know L579’s in .243 are arguably and perhaps - one of the most common Sakos out there. I cannot begin to express how many I’ve passed on over the years. Especially since we have a few in the safe as it is. So, in my typical drive around in Western Oregon on a beautiful Saturday, I found this today in a small shop at a real bargain. In my opinion, and considering the current market - at $610 including the state fee, this was tough to pass on. Although not perfectly kept, the metal is just about pristine. The bore is very crisp and the bolt and face are still like new. This rifle is also very light, 5 lbs, 13 oz. The first photo is deceiving as it looks like the bolt is worn, but it’s glare. There are a few nicks, but nothing I can’t remedy with just a small amount of effort. It’s pretty much as it should be less the hood, fortunately I have spares. My best guess is 63-64, but as we all are aware, that’s subject to a record search. Yes, it is a .243 Winchester, but as we all know clean non-mucked up Sakos are drying up. And prices are on the rise, even for the common variations. Fortunately I’m blessed with a plethora of ammunition in this caliber, so having it around makes it a good gift for one of the grandkids.