L579 Forester, Unertl Hawk 4x

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  1. easymac

    easymac Member

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    Here is my recent find. I spent the morning removing 40 year old tape from the buttplate. I was happy to see the buttplate was not cracked and the tape must have been for a better grip. I cleaned the rings, which were almost unreadable. My close-up shots tell me there is more grime left to remove. It is missing the front sight hood.

     

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Looks like it is in excellent condition, including the scope. Original hoods are impossible to find, but repros can be had for $30. Overall, I'd say you had a good day at the auction.
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Nice. One of the first L579 actions.....would be worthy of running the records service on it. Great pics and thanks for sharing !

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    I have received the records. Inspection date of January 7, 1959. Shipping date of January 26, 1960. I was informed the inspection date was believed to be "an erroneous entry" since L579 started production in mid 1959. I then wondered how many times I still write the previous years date those first few weeks of the year. Happens to all of us. I will believe the inspection happened January 7, 1960.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    I concur with your assumption on the dates. Any handwritten records for anything will contain errors. That's what we humans are known for. Nice find!!
     
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    Beautiful rifle, nice find!
     
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    Nice, congratulations!
     
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    Nice, what caliber?
     
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    It's a .243. See the fourth photo, which shows the caliber marking on the barrel.
     
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    Can you post a picture of the barrel markings on the left side just ahead of the action.
     

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