Need a few L461 parts

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  1. SevenT6Vet

    SevenT6Vet Member

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    I just bought my first Sako! It's missing a lot of parts. Please excuse my novice knowledge of the rifle, but i'll try to explain what parts I need:

    It's a L461 with a 112xxx serial number. Appears to be a 17 Rem, but could be a 17-223....?
    I need:
    -trigger with safety - FOUND

    -magazine spring
    -follower
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    -benchrest plate for single shot - FOUND

    -bolt guide
    -bolt guide band
    -other bolt parts (3)?
    -long extractor
    or
    - complete bolt

    -bolt release
    -trigger release pin


    I can provide pics if necessary.


    thanks!

    Justin
     
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  2. ricksengines

    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    The trigger and mag spring are probably going to be doable. You might run across a complete bolt. My question is... what happened to the parts that you are looking for?

    pics would help

    rick
     
  3. SevenT6Vet

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    This was the last rifle being built at a custom shop that went out of business a few decades ago. The entire inventory was bought out and has been stored for years (mostly stocks and a few loose actions). No clue where parts are.

    I'll get pics up today.
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Once in a blue moon, L461 actions come up for sale. That might be a better alternative.
     
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    pics
     

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    more pics
     

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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Mag spring and trigger are on GB. Trigger is also on the Bay. Looks like you also need a complete trigger guard assembly. You might luck out on a bolt as they do come up from time to time. As for the rest, hens teeth.

    rick
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Instead of this rifle having been in the process of being built, I suspect the opposite was happening and that your action has been cannibalized for parts. Unfortunately, to put it back together, if at all possible, will be considerably more expensive than simply buying a complete action.
     
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    That's a possibility I haven't ruled out yet :(

    As far as the company, it was at the Winslow Arms Co. The stock that came with the barrel/action matches perfect.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Stonecreek has given you some sage advice, continue to part that rifle out or sell it outright & use that money to buy a complete barreled action. It will be next to impossible to find all the parts you need & prohibitively expensive. I doubt that rifle was in the process of being "custom built" as Winslow's were basically a "custom built" limited production type rifle to start with, an there would be no reason to remove the parts you mention to "build a custom rifle". What is the caliber stamping on the barrel? IIRC, Winslows came with a #1 (pencil barrel) contour, so a Sako factory barreled action would fit with a little inletting work to the barrel channel. If it was made prior to the introduction of the 17 Rem, it could very well be a 17-223 wildcat. Your barrel will screw on any L461 action if you want to keep the caliber.
     
  11. SevenT6Vet

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    The barrel is completely bare, not one single marking on it. The Winslow stock that came with it fits the Sako action and whatever barrel on it perfectly.

    I'm also keeping my eyes out for a complete action. I can do without the spring and follower since I can load one at a time. I'm also not concerned about the trigger/safety as Timney sells those. It's really just the bolt parts that seem to be the hardest to find.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    A bolt stop/ejector will only come off of a cannibalized rifle -- which is undoubtedly where yours went.
     
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    Understood. I've changed my first post to reflect what most likely happened. I'll continue searching for the individual parts while simultaneously looking for a complete action and/or bolt. I do appreciate everyone's advice.

    Justin
     
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    I found a few parts today and updated the original post. Thanks again for all the advice/leads!

    - Justin
     
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    Justin you may want to check to make sure you got the right extractor from the pictures of your bolt it looks like you need an extractor like the one I included a picture of. They are normally pretty hard to come by - just want to be sure you got the correct one.
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    Recently used an extractor from a zastava m85 223rem couple of minutes with a file, works a treat, my rifle , l461 222rem no 110xxx. cost here in australia, $45AD
    Tony.
     
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    Thank you sir for the pic, I'll send it to the seller tomorrow to confirm.
     
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    Your're welcome Justin - good luck
     
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    Justin not sure if any L461 bolts ever took the shorter extractor or not but I do know the A1 did - irregardless from the picture of your bolt it takes the longer extractor and the one you found at rebel's will not work. I included a picture of my one spare bolt with the extractor installed so you can better see it. Look at it and see if it doesn't look like the void in your bolt. By the way the good news is the extractor doesn't need any other parts it provides it's own tension - no additional spring or plunger required.
     

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