North American Arms Grizzly

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  1. waterwolf

    waterwolf Well-Known Member

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    I see this ad in Canada (WTS : North America Arms Grizzly (canadiangunnutz.com)).
    It is not my ad, but I once owned a NAACO "Sako" in .22 and it had a Sako marked barrel on it, as well as being a Sako action.

    "Time to let go of my piece of Canadian firearms history. North America Arms was a small manufacturer from Toronto. They were one of a few manufacturers that used the Sako action to make their guns. This is a Grizzly in .308. It utilizes the L57 action from Sako. From what I know of the rifle, everything is original. It is in very good condition with handling marks as shown. You will notice that the barrel has a reddish bronzey finish. Front hooded sight and rear peep. I have taken 1 deer with this rifle. Round count is unknown since I am not the original owner. I have put 21 rounds through the rifle. I was able to put together 2” groups of 3 at 100 metres. $1100 with shipping included. Insurance is on the buyer. No trades please. Thanks for looking."



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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    That is one good looking rifle! I've never seen one before but I'll be on the lookout for one if it turns up this side of the border.
     
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    A very scarce proprietary Sako, and it even comes with a Sako peep sight. For about $880 USD it's not a bad price for a dedicated Sako guy.

    I don't think anyone has a handle on just how many of these Canadian Sakos were built, but it can't be a large number.
     
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    I note it has been sold. The ad was only up for a day or two.

    Maybe someone on this forum got it.
     
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    Curiously, the NAACO ad shows both models with Monte Carlo stocks, but the pictured rifle has a straight stock which doesn't appear to be altered. There must be rare variations among this rare group of rifles -- makes them all the more interesting, and virtually unobtainable to U.S. Sako enthusiasts.
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Looking at that old magazine ad or catalog page, the gun that was just sold was the deluxe grade, and appears to have been in near-mint condition. I'd say whoever bought it got a real bargain.
     
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