New to me L579, what do I have?

Discussion in 'Sako Medium Actions' started by Kev1Doggy, May 16, 2019.

  1. Kev1Doggy

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    Traded for this yesterday, can't wait to go shoot it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    It is 358 Winchester!
     
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    Very nice old school customized Forester. Awesome figure in a replacement stock. Difficult to tell certain aspects but it’s a non standard caliber, appears as a re barrel. Awesome Black Bear cartridge or close cover round.
     
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    So how old do you think this gun is? The forestock is flat like a varmint rifle.
     
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    My opinion is somewhere in the 60’s. This was the look of the time period. Most were trying to emulate a Weatherby MKV. From the photos it appears to be a very good custom. Well done.
     
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    Sorry, I didn’t address the fore stock. Also a period aspect. Many companies were doing this, BSA, Parker Hale, Sako, Weatherby etc. It’s flatness was well suited to sit in a front rest or on bags. Most found it comfortable while in the field as well.
     
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    Very nice piece of wood in that custom stock. Looks like the barrel is short for a nice compact rifle. Finish that off with a nice compact scope like a 2 x 7 and that will be a sweet outfit.
     
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    Just noticed the rings????????
     
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    The rings are S&K Sculptured, made in Pennsylvania. First time I have seen them, new Leopold will be residing in them soon.

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