L579 vs AII bottom metal

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  1. barreltwister

    barreltwister Well-Known Member

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    I just made a deal on an L579 in an AII Hunter stock. Have yet to receive it.

    Looking at the pics I see the bottom metal doesn't fit properly leaving a gap near the rear of the floorplate.

    I've owned a ton of medium Sakos over the years haven't noticed a difference in the bottom metal inlet.

    Opinions please.

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  2. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    There were at least four different bottom metals on the L579's. An early one had the magazine release as a serrated half-moon inside the trigger guard. There was one on which the magazine box was integral with the bottom metal (usually with the half-moon release). Another had the "s" shaped release lever in the front of the trigger guard and had a square floorplate tang. The latest had a pushbutton floorplate release with a rounded floorplate tang.

    Some of the earlier ones were a tad wider than the later ones.
     
  3. barreltwister

    barreltwister Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'm aware of the different styles releases on the bottom metal. What I was inquiring about was the exposed inlet on the sides near the front of the trigger area. I hope someone hasn't narrowed the metal in this area. The rear action screw area seems to fit what looks like the factory inlet.
     
  4. douglastwo

    douglastwo Well-Known Member

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    BT, I think the picture you have attached is showing an illusion due to the lighting and the good polished and glossy finish found on Sakos. I pulled out four 579's so I could look at each type described by stone. All the trigger guards (bows ??) are different widths. The ones with the "S" shaped release are skinny in front of the trigger and when I look at those it appears that, due to the skinny width of the metal in the front of the guard, it appears you can see a gap between the metal and the wood. But there is no gap, it is just an illusion. I've noticed that where polished and glossy wood and metal surfaces touch each other, do some weird reflection illusions when photographed.
     
  5. douglastwo

    douglastwo Well-Known Member

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    BT, I realize your picture is showing the push button type, but my push button type has the same illusion as the "S" type. The illusion in the "S" type is just more pronounced.
     
  6. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Be sure to let us know what you find when you get possession of the rifle.
     
  7. barreltwister

    barreltwister Well-Known Member

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    Douglastwo, I see what you mean about the reflection. I have blown up the pic and while it does get grainy I see it's very possible it is a reflection.

    We'll know in a couple days.
     
  8. barreltwister

    barreltwister Well-Known Member

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    Douglastwo is correct. Sharp eye there...:)

    It is a reflection. Here is a pic.
    The rifle also has an interesting serial number...
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    . . . and very appropriate to an L579! Now if you could only find an L461 or A-I numbered 223222 . . .
     
  10. douglastwo

    douglastwo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for confirming there is no problem with the bottom metal inletting. Enjoy that rifle!
     

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