Interchange of stocks

Discussion in 'Sako Finnwolf VL63 lever actions' started by campcreek, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. campcreek

    campcreek Member

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    My new 243 Win Finnwolf is performing very well. My problem now is that I am a right handed shooter and the rifle has a left hand stock. The rifle has a FIC Washington DC import stamp under the barrel and a four round magazine and a cheekpiece on the right side. Will any other stock fit this era of rifle, such as the newer stock without the cheekpiece or are my choices more limited. Also are the 243 and 308 stocks interchangeable. Thanks for any help.
    Bill

     

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    marlin92 Well-Known Member

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    Another 4 shot version may work although you may have to open up the barrel channel as barrel contours did change. The newer 3 shot version would need to be modified also but could be made to work.
    Same stock for 243 and 308 caliber isn't important.

    Suggest if you find a stock you ask for measurements of the barrel channel and compare it to yours.

    Good Luck
     
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    Thanks, I'll keep the barrel measurement in mind. I am positive that I will need more than luck to find a replacement stock. I have lots of time so the search is on. Appreciate the help.
    Bill
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    There should be a few LH shooters of Finnwolfs who have RH stocks that would be willing to swap stocks with you. Sako also made an "ambidextrous" stock without a cheekpiece for the Finnwolf.
     
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    Bill there are some custom replacement stocks available made by MACON GUNSTOCKS and also Cottage Craft Works if you don't need a actual Sako replacement.
     
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    Few issues auction price, buyers 23% premimum, import/export duties, shipping, and FFL charge. So for the expense of bringing it to the US. better off buying an after market. Or waiting to see if one can be found in the US.
     
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    I don't think that the stock has been cut. I just think someone took off the plastic one and put a recoil pad on it.
     
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    Rocky I believe you are correct and the stock has NOT been cut and it definitely is an older early 4 shot version that uses the coffin style mag like the Winchester 88 style. The stocks are definately scarce.
    The good news is the bidding is in Canadian dollars and not US dollars and has the bolt so you would have some important spare parts to keep or re-sell.

    If a member does buy it and wanted to get it up and running I could probably help with needed parts, withe the exception of the mag.
     
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    Just received and reviewed some additional pictures of the Finnwolf in the Maynards auction. Be aware the stock looks to have been broken and repaired with small dowels and epoxy . See attached pictures. Also missing rear stock swivel/stud parts.
     

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    Just got confirmation from Neil at Maynards after I asked and he has taken a second look at it and stated it had been broken and repaired but not very well.
     
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    By the way I did ask that Maynards update the description to reflect the repaired stock.
     
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    I called Maynards about that gun. I left a message about information on the rifle and never received an answer back. Didn't know about the broken stock. Not interested now. Going to Tulsa in a couple of months maybe something there.
    Bill
     
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    Maynards has updated the Finnwolf information noting the stock has been repaired.
     

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