Discussion in 'Sako Medium Actions' started by eny, Dec 13, 2019.
How simular or not are L57 and L579 actions? Would like to order semi inletted stock for my L57.
Somewhat like night and day, IMHO. Main differences are with the safety mechanism and bottom metal. The L57's safety is similar to the L46, where as the L579's safety is similar to the L461. Bottom metal tends to be larger on the L57, and in some cases the magazine box is permanently attached to the receiver. I think the list goes on.....others will probably weigh in.
Typically a semi-inletted stock for an L579 would be adaptable to an L57 since you have to remove some wood from the stock for either of them, anyway. The L57's bottom metal has a rear tang that turns slightly upward whereas the L579 rear bottom metal tang is straight. I've seen a number of customized L57's on which the tang has been straightened out (a simple procedure). Bottom line: A "drop-in" stock for an L579 won't let an L57 drop into it without modification, but a "semi-inletted" stock should do fine for either.
Macon Gunstocks in Missouri lists a semi inlet specifically for an L57. Depending on your level of skill this might be something to consider. This company is a full service provider, so you could pick what’s currently available, or you could select a nicer piece of wood and either do a basic semi inlet or something more complete, again depending on your skill set.
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