There have been many concerns about Sako rifles and Mike’s Custom Shop in Hamilton, Montana. I have done business with Mike and made trades with him over the phone. I bought a Colt Sauer that I showed him with a text photo and he quoted me a price for it in trade on another Colt Sauer of his that I wanted. When I got to his shop, he showed me the rifle I wanted and allowed me the same amount he quoted me from the pictures. There are other similar deals I have had with Mike and I will continue to work with him, as I have full confidence in his honesty with me. Mike called me today wanting to get my help to get onto the Sako Collector’s site to be able to exchange information on guns he has or others he has experience with. It matters to him that people will trust him and his inventory that he does sell. This isn’t just to use the site for his business, but to be able to freely exchange information on Sako rifles. He was questioned some time ago about the origin of a particular rifle that he had for sale and when it wasn’t immediately verifiable, he pulled it off the market. There is a lot to be thankful for in this site and I am glad to be a small part of it. I also believe that fairness must prevail and am glad to help Mike as he considers this site to be worthy of it’s input and knowledge as he deals with a commodity we all like to share. I hope this helps clear up some of the misunderstanding of what Shop to deal with in Hamilton, Montana. I am more than happy to answer any other questions that might arise with either shop in Hamilton as I have done business with both. Feel free to PM me in that regard.