New Sako AV

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  1. Billy Mercer

    Billy Mercer Member

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    I just got this rifle in a trade. I know nothing about AV’s. Any info y’all can give would be helpful.


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    bigcountry4me Well-Known Member

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    So there are a couple of possibilities.

    1. It’s a Deluxe AV rifle that has been re-stocked. The bottom metal is a Deluxe version.

    2. Or, it’s possible it is a Sako Fiberclass rifle which has had a bottom metal changed over. Does the recoil pad happen to have the word SAKO on it?

    If so, it’s more likely to be a Fiberclass rifle with Deluxe bottom metal. If SAKO is not on the recoil pad, then it’s possible it’s a restocked Deluxe.

    These are speculative observations only, other possibilities may also play in. Honestly it’s difficult to say 100%.

    It also appears the trigger/safety may have been changed over as well.
     
  3. Billy Mercer

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    Thank you for the input. It is a McMillan aftermarket stock according to the previous owner. I sure wish it was the original wood stock but it is what it is. The trigger I have no idea 6C5C93B1-B5F4-43B7-A97A-232C2CC5835E.jpeg
     
  4. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Looking at the high polish of the bbl/action, I agree with Big C. It was a deluxe that someone put into a fiberglass/class stock, likely to take it hunting, or perhaps they broke the OEM deluxe timber? Anyway, it is now a shiney shooter! Enjoy. What caliber? edit- that is a Canjar single set trigger. Nice! cock the empty rifle, push the edge of the trigger forward and it should set. It should work as a normal trigger too.

    Take an angled picture of the trigger where it enters the trigger guard, so we can assess if the prior owner filed a larger opening or took the trigger apart to thread through the smaller opening.
     
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    It’s 300 WM
     
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