Long stocked mannlicher??

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  1. ardeekay

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    I am looking at a L579 with a 1 piece stock, (mannlicher) it has a 22" bbl., ser. # in the 10,xxx range. How rare are these?? The one I have now has a 2 piece stock w/bbl. band.

     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    I'm not aware of any one piece fullstock L579s nor any with 22" barrels. Can you post some pics of it, so we can ascertain what it is?
     
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    I will try.. OK, I found 3 nice shots of the rifle, how does one put pics on here... I don't see 'attach' anywhere.....
     
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    I will try.. Ok, I cant find how to 'attach' a photo on this site... how is that done???
     
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    Here's a couple of pics... I heard of one years and years ago that had a one piece stock, but never saw one. I ended up buying this rifle.. I am taking the 'silly' mounts off and scope as you read this.. will put on something authentic..
     

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    Usually, you'll want to post a link from a photo hosting site, like Snapfish or the like. I have had difficulty doing so, however, so I post from my computer drive. Look down to the right next to where it says, "Post Reply" and you'll see an "Upload a File" button. Click on it. Locate your photo on your drive and then click "Choose." It will upload the file. You'll be given the option to upload as a thumbnail or full size image. Either will suffice as members can click on the thumbnail in your post and it will supersize the image. Once you've uploaded the photo, hit the "Post Reply" button and Presto Magico, you're in beeswax!
     
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    Ha! Well, ya got it figured out while I was typing my instruction.

    Anyway, I am not one of the experts here, but what is different by my reckoning, aside from the one-piece stock (I, too, have only seen the two-piece), is the trigger guard mag release. I have an Interterms Mannlicher Mark X that looks exactly like your rifle, except for the action.

    Are there any other Maker's marks to be found on the rifle?
     
  9. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Your pics don't really show us anything. Pics of the buttplate & barrel stampings would allow members to better determine what you have. The barrel should be measured from bolt face to muzzle using a cleaning rod.
     
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    Here are some more shots... I lied (sorta) the bbl is closer to 23" it says " Forester made in Finnland" on one side,... "Bofors Steel" on the other 001.JPG 001.JPG
     

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    here's the buttplate..
     

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  12. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Your barrel is factory & the muzzle cap appears to be identical to other Sako Mannlinchers. If your buttplate is also Sako then it seems that you have made a very rare find as the checkering & shape look Sako as well. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. stonecreek

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    I won't say that full stock Sakos are "scarce" and certainly not "rare", but they are sought-after and can be hard to come by. When they do show up on the market they tend to stir a lot of buyer interest and bring a premium price.

    I'd say that 90% of the L579 Mannlichers (yes, Sako itself called their full stock rifles "Mannlicher" after the most famous of the full stock rifles) were made with 20" barrels, most with two-piece forestocks. The other 10% or so had 22.83" (580mm) barrels. So, among Sako Mannlichers, the rifle you picture can be categorized as at least "scarce" and more probably "rare".
     
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    Sorry... I'm not good at this... thats the front end, here's the buttplate..... I think...
    Thanks for the input... back in the 70's, I worked with a guy that was a sako mannlicher 'expert' ( at that time.. he had 3, his favorite was a .243 that he used to take elk, deer, and once a cow moose in canada ) he was hunting with locals up there, and did his part for a meat hunt... Anyway, he always talked about some guy he knew that had a Sako with a 1 piece stock... and it pissed him off that the guy would not sell it to him !! So, I've had a few mannlichers over the years, and along came this one, and I knew it was different.... so I grabbed it... ( just this morning..) The story I got, is that he bought it a year or so ago, from an estate, it was supposed to be unfired, and it looks that way. So he sighted it in, scoped it .. with Leupold mnts., and went out to Ala. and shot a nice whitetail....along came me, and he was tired of the rifle, so I picked it up, and am HAPPY... its not 'virgin' anymore, since he fired it, so I am going to run some loads thru it and see if its "sako accurate" thanks to all again for the imput, I think I got a Rare rifle, I am going to baby it, and see what it'll do... Bob ( ardeekay)
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Great rifle.
     

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