Short Actions Long Barreled A-II Mannlicher?

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  1. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Check out this Sako Mannlicher on the Griffin and Howe site: http://secure.griffinhowe.com/riflemoreinfo.cfm (click on "used rifles" then scroll down to the Sakos in alphbetical order)

    I was unaware that Sako produced any long-barreled full stocks after the L-series (and precious few of them in the L461/579 actions.) This one appears, with its shrouded bolt, to be an A-II. Also, the seller's stock number, which appears to be the gun's serial number (with a digit added) is consistent with the A-II series.


    The gun is lacking a front sight (which would be rare in a Mannlicher), but it is impossible to tell if it never had one or if it has been removed. Also, the fore wood doesn't quite match the stock wood, and it has a rear fixed sling swivel, which is inconsistent with an A-II. I'm curious if this is a "bitsa" as our Aussie friends would say, that is, a put-together rifle? What say ye?
     

  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Didn't the AII's in 308 Win with the "satin" finished stocks also have the solid red recoil pad?? That one doesn't pass the smell test for me!
     
  3. icebear

    icebear Well-Known Member

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    This is the first .308 Sako I've ever seen without a crossbolt. The stock configuration looks like factory, but the wood is quite fancy for Sako, especially an AII. And the lack of a front sight on a Mannlicher is unusual, to say the least. I'm guessing it's a custom, but I wouldn't totally rule out a one-off or limited run from the factory.
     
  4. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Looks to me like they have an early AII stock with a custom forend and an aftermarket Barrel or maybe a standard Barreled action w no sights.
     
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    Looks really nice! You better grab this one Steve!!
     

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