Sako Is this legit?

Discussion in 'Sako Long/Magnum Actions' started by Bernie’s Dad, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Bernie’s Dad

    Bernie’s Dad Well-Known Member

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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Hmmm
    Me neither!
    I have a hard time with the newer Sako Stocks, the European sweep and squared off cheekpiece are modern attributes along with the schabnell .. schn able..schnitzel, you know what I’m saying , forearm accent tip thang!
    But , the AV action seems out of place and time.
    The never say never doctrine must apply here , maybe some of the others will have a similar rifle to compare? I dunno

    It is a good looking gun!

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    Thanks man. If it’s legit it’s mine. I have a thing for 7 mm. I’ll wait to see what the tribe thinks.


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    I had one a few years ago. Accurate. I believe it had the same pad. It was in the box.
     
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    Thanks. I am getting more photos from the seller.


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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Super rare rifle & caliber to be in the US. Probably a "bring back" with no import stamp. I wouldn't lolly-gag too long!
     
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    Oh wow. Thanks. I’ll grab it!


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    Any idea when these were made?


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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    As with any Sako it would be just a guess, but I would say second half of the 1980's & before the Tikka trigger.
     
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    The Tikka trigger?


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    About midway in the production of the A-series rifles Sako quit using its original #4 adjustable trigger and substituted a different trigger which either resembles or has the same origins as one Tikka uses, thus this later model trigger is often referred to as "the Tikka trigger".
     
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    Thanks. Did it get worse or better?


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    It is kind of curious that the stock has no crossbolt. An AV should have a crossbolt. I'd be interested to see if that pad is a Sako pad or an aftermarket item. I'm wondering if that could be a custom stock that looks a lot like a factory Sako Bavarian. On the other hand, I have seen photos of one or two AV 's with factory Bavarian style stocks. The single set trigger is a very rare feature on a Sako. If the gun is in fact a custom, it might have been installed by the builder.

    In the meantime, here's an AV in 7x64 with conventional American-style furniture. In the photo with two rifles, it's the one on the top.
    Rifle 1.JPG Rifle 2.JPG Rifle 3.JPG Rifle 4.JPG
     
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    Thanks Icebear. Seller wrote back and says it’s a factory pad.


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    From my little experience, looks good.
     
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    I bought it!


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    Congrats! The 7x64 is probably the best of the 7mm big game hunting rounds. Americans, mysteriously, just had a hard time warming up to any Euro metric round, which is why they weren't imported.
     
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    Thanks! I can’t wait to get it and find a nice optic for her. Should be perfect for that mule deer hunt I am planning before I die!


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    She is in! Looks unfired. Not even scrapes on the feed ramp. [​IMG]
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