L57 HB .244 Remington

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  1. Sako751997

    Sako751997 Member

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    These are some pictures of a L57 HB .244 Remington I just recently picked up. It looks to be factory to me and only missing the front and rear sights. Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks 0227202253.jpg 0227202252.jpg 0228201021.jpg 0228201021a.jpg 0228201023_HDR.jpg 0228201023a_HDR.jpg 0228201022b.jpg 0228201022a.jpg 0227202253.jpg 0227202252.jpg 0228201021.jpg 0228201021a.jpg 0228201023_HDR.jpg 0228201023a_HDR.jpg 0228201022b.jpg 0228201022a.jpg

     

  2. stonecreek

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    Yes, factory all the way except for the custom engraved floorplate which was a factory floorplate marketed by Firearms International, the importer. So, it may be modified from its "original" condition (the way it left the factory), but it is legitimately all-Sako with what we might call a "factory sanctioned" modification. I'm guessing that the engraved floorplate was originally blued, but someone liked it in the white better, so removed the bluing. Your rifle looks in very nice condition with some interesting contrast in the wood.

    This rifle in this caliber is a very scarce item. Sako made very few .244's compared to the other calibers in the L57 and L579, and the number of L57 heavy barrels in .244 must be extremely small. There would have been no rear sight furnished. With a lower-powered scope the front sight and hood can cause a ghosting outline in the sight picture which is probably why a previous owner removed the sight blade and hood.
     

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