Sako L57

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  1. Justin Perez

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    Hello!

    I recently acquired a Sako L57 in 243 but I'm having a hard time finding any information on it. Its unusual because it has a sporter barrel and target stock. I've found them with heavy barrels and this stock but none with sporter barrels. I know it could possibly be an aftermarket stock but it looks very, very much like many models with a factory target stock. Is it possible that mine is factory? Can you help me with a value?


    Thank you for any help!
     

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  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    That is not a factory stock. Pic of buttplate would confirm. The value is in the barreled action & if the dovetails have been drilled & tapped to install the Weaver bases, that's not much. As is it's worth what any aftermarket stocked used 243 goes for. Probably worth more as a parts gun.
     
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    While I’m not an expert, that’s a aftermarket stock. I’d bet good money on that being the case.
     
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    But plat isn't Sako, it does not fit correctly either. Looks like a quick fix for a missing or broken plate

    Great shooter!

    Looks like it's going to be sold for parts I guess
     
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    Bases are not drilled
     
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    Agreed with above - not a factory stock. But can I ask you how easy/hard is the safety to use, ie amount of pressure. I have two L57's and one safety is light and smooth, the other much stiffer , and trying to figure out how it was meant to be.
     
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    does this have removable magazine
     
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    That looks like an aftermarket stock by Herters. Many bare actions, and barreled actions of the Sako L57 were sold by Firearms International and other US distributors, to be stocked by the customer. I have a 461 action in the white, and still in the box, that I bought in the late 70's for that purpose.
     
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    they did a run of after market actions like mine has the 5 shot clip 243
    mine is custom stock sako A2 action 5shot clip speacial order
    some actions stamped L579 action
    supposed too be same actions as hunter but the hunter model come in floor plate
    this is wat i got from stoeger
     

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