Odd combination or not ?

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  1. eddsako

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    I am not sure but was the "s" type floor plate release on the L461 ever produced during the time the bold shroud was introduced on the same rifle. check this pic ?It doesnt look rite but I am not sure? or is this a reverse transition model with floor plate release being older than the bolt config/
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    I think the later bolt shroud must be a retro-fit, as the remainder of the rifle (apart from action length) looks identical to my 1960s "Bofors" L579 Forester Ser. No. 51XXX, right down to the colour of the wood, the curl of the trigger and the double border around the chequering, which isn't present on my 1972 L461 Vixen, Ser. No. 121XXX. The latter also has the push button floor plate release, rather than the earlier "s"-type.

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    The stock and bottom metal is off an earlier gun,
    from what i have seen the A1 bolt shroud appeared here, around 147,xxx- 150,xxx
    nice looking timber
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    I was thinking along the lines of what L46 it's a very good bitsa and another thing it's caliber .17 interestingly
     
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    edd,

    Odd......yes. But I have an H&R 317 with the reverse situation.

    It has an older L461 action......with "pushbutton" bottom metal. Go figure??!!
     
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    There are transition models which have that configuration kevinlg and the H&R models used sako parts which weren't designated to any partgicu;ar model.
     

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