I think I found a rare one. L461 Single Shot 17-222 Custom

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  1. ohiowayne

    ohiowayne Member

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    Here are a few images of my L461
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Thanks Ohio. That is very cool. Also very difficult to machine those square corners. Serial numbers matched the new feed ramp to the receiver. I wonder if the number is any indication of just how many Sako produced?

    rick
     
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    Yep.........that's it.

    As for the bottom opening, that's filled by the pinned block,......I can easily see where it was a portion of the original receiver forging design layout. A subsequent machining operation could create a standard opening for the magazine box......OR left as is, to be filled with a pinned-in block.
     
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    very interesting discussion.
    have recently bought a sako L461 s/s, sight unseen. is chambered in an odd wildcat 222rem /45, thats is 45 deg shoulder ! will be a few weeks before i pick it up.
    cant wait to see what secrets it holds.
    susanna
     
  5. Lyle.southwell

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    A friend put me onto this old thread and I hope you guys are still around as I picked up a single shot L461 without really knowing what it was. Mine is a 17/222 and though I have had it for a while I'v just started to work up some loads for it and get it tuned in. Mine has square corners on the Magazine blank and 161 stamped on both pieces. Mine has a standard L461 trigger as far as I can tell.
     
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    Welcome aboard Lyle!

    I am sure that like me there will be a few others who are keen to see how the load development goes.

    Marcus
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Interesting, to say the least. Definitely a custom stock, probably the barrel as well. Most likely was built from a bare action, as single shot L461's are pretty rare. In fact, I've never seen one before. I had a factory-built Sako single shot once, but it was an AII, not an L461.
     
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    The name Marden was mentioned as the gunsmith from back in the day. Anyone know anything about this person? From the Sydney (Australia) area I believe.
     
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