L579 Sporter Records results

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  1. Chinese Bandit

    Chinese Bandit Member

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    I received my records today for my L579 Forester .243
    Serial # 47403
    Inspected: 26 Oct. 1966, .243 Winchester Standard Sporter
    Shipped in a Lot of 234 similar rifles to Firearms International on 21, Nov. 1966

    Here are some pictures, it is in really good shape and only a couple small unnoticeable scratches!
    It is very nice figuring in the stock considering it is not a deluxe model.
    Sako 243 (1).jpg Sako 243 (2).jpg Sako 243 (3).jpg Sako 243 (7).jpg Sako 243 (6).jpg Sako 243 (8).jpg Sako 243 (9).jpg

     

  2. kirkbridgershooters

    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    That’s just about the perfect rifle. I like the color of the wood, double border on the checkering, grip cap, “S” magazine release and Bofors barrel. Sako was in their prime when they were making these rifles...
     
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    Looks like a real nice one. Great looking wood on that one.
     
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    Nice rfile!
    Anyone know the details of the painted serial and data stamps?
     
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    Someone just used a fill in paint stick on it. You can get them in either White or Gold.
     
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    cl_leg Well-Known Member

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    Was that at the dealers or from the factory?
     
  7. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

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    No, you can buy the paint sticks and do it yourself.

    You can remove it with fingernail polish remover I am told but you might want to goggle this to see.
     
  8. Chinese Bandit

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    Bridge,
    Yes, I thought so too. I have been wanting one for quite a while. I scoped the barrel with a digital bore scope, there was just a hint of very fine alligator cracking in the throat, which means it has been fired a decent amount, but not shot out either. I will go put some 100gr Hornady SP's through it this weekend I suspect. I was wondering if the peep site was from the factory(I think I have read here that they are not manufactured by SAKO but installed as an option when ordering? Is that correct or just speculation?
    Thanks!
     
  9. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The peeps were an option from Sako & were purchased separately. They simply clamp to the rear dovetail & use the "notch" in the dovetail to return to the same position when installed.
     
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    Best to pick it out with a tooth pick or similar. Mine has been easy to get out on a couple guns I bought with it. Mine may have been white grease pencil.
     
  11. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    The paint stick is usually some kind of lacquer, so lacquer thinner is good for getting it off. As I recall, denatured alcohol might work too. A toothbrush or toothpick is good for scrubbing it out. Nail polish remover will work too, but that's acetone and I don't like using that stuff if I don't have to, because it's quite strong and if you spill a drop on finished wood or (especially) plastic, it can damage what it hits.
     
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    I think the White looks real nice. I do not want to remove it. Thanks for the information though!
     
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    My Finnwolf has the gold. I can't see this being a trend for end users. I would think it was either a dealer or importer doing this maybe even at the factory.
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Military collectors use paint sticks quite a bit to make markings more visible, especially when they are selling a gun. I've done that on several of my Finnish Mosin Nagants, as well as a Ruger revolver that has some engraving on the cylinder.
     
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    IMG_2610.jpg If your Finnwolf is Sako Collector edition then that was factory done in the gold. Other wise someone probably applied it.
     
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    I have the same rifle #517**, its not quite as pristine but close. I happened into it helping a widowed neighbor liquidate her late husbands rifles. This is one I kept and finally got it out shooting for the first time. I had good luck with Federal Fusion 95gr ammo. I shot a .45 3 shot group and the ammo chronod 2900 fps MV.
     

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