Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by Rocky, Jan 30, 2020.
They look good, but not $8,899.00 and $10,500 good. The engraving isn't really bad, but not great, or the wood to metal fit. Still it is nice to see some high quality in modern guns.
This is engraving on the bottom of a Daw shotgun made 153 years ago, and you can see that still all these years later, how good the machining was on the action as well as the wood to metal fit...
Oooooooh that 375
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I see file marks and the fit between metal and wood is really poor.
I suspect first that the very best ones never make it to the states, as UK Austrailia and western europe seen the "#1's" as they will bring the highest prices and more collectors. The issue here I suspect is that none of that is hand engraved, it is lazer etched and then fit in a 6 axis pre-milled finish grade stock blank. My .375 Safari Deluxe 85L fit and finish is a league above these factory seconds. It terms of price, they are not out of range for the none custom models of these same rifles. You would be lucky to touch a brand new one from the factory for less than $9k, you can find some around $7k that are "brand new" second owner though.
The rifles on this thread are lazer etched, but the $40,000 dollar one in the other thread was hand done by an engraver in Italy.
Yes I saw that one, very cool!
Thanks for posting those!
That's interesting, Rocky. I hadn't known about laser-etching. Can you elaborate a little about that? Is it all machine-done, or is the laser-etching just the starting point after which an engraver finishes it up by hand?
Hello South Pender, I'm not an expert on Lazer Etching but I'm pretty sure it is all done with a computerized etcher. No human factor involved.
Wow. That would seem to reduce the value somewhat, maybe a lot. Or am I out to lunch on this?
It does over hand engraving. That's why the hand engraved one is $48000.00.
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