Identify Sako 375

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  1. John Cook

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    I purchased this gun at an auction a while back. It's a sako 375 of some kind. It has an aftermarket stock that will be coming off soon as it does not allow use of the iron sights. The SN is 109213. I can't seem to pin down exactly what model it is or when it was produced. I've included pictures of the markings. Any info is greatly appreciated! 20161219_163836.jpg 20161219_163811.jpg 20161219_163751.jpg 20161219_163836.jpg 20161219_163811.jpg 20161219_163751.jpg

     

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    You have a Sako High Power (or Magnum Mauser) built on an FN Mauser action. These were available from Sako from the early 1950's until about 1961. Sako used FN Mausers for its long action rifles prior to its introducing its own long action rifle (the L61R Finnbear) in 1961. Yours is an earlier one judging from the wing safety. Later ones used a Sako #4 trigger with its sliding trigger safety. They were distributed in the U.S. in .270, .30-06, .300 H&H, and .375 H&H. Several other calibers like 8x60 and 8x60S were distributed in Europe.
     
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    Thanks for the fast response. I'm glad to get some solid information from a good source.
     

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