Hi to all, I just today bought my 2nd Sako rifle (My first one was an A-III in 375 H&H that I sold a few years ago). The rifle I bought today is a shooter grade L57 (s/n 81XX) chambered in 308. It has been tinkered with by a gunsmith probably many years ago and has an unusual Mannlicher stock on it. The action has been drilled for Weaver bases and it came with an old Redfield 3-9X Widefield scope on it. I haven't measured it yet but it appears to be a 19-20" barrel. I know it has no collector value but it is a cool old rifle that will be unique in the hunting camp. I'm sure this forum will be fun to hang out on.