Odd Mannlicher

Discussion in 'Sako Mannlichers and Carbines' started by Paul B., Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Paul B.

    Paul B. Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I stumbled across the below auction on GB and figured I'd try and glean some knowledge from y'all. Looks like an early L579 with the flat bolt handle, straight lines on the cocking piece and magazine release within the trigger guard. What confuses me is the stock. While the recoil pad is obviously aftermarket, is the stock? I had thought one piece mannlicher stocks only came on 23" "long-barelled" mannlichers but, this particular gun has a 20" barrel. Thoughts?


    Check out what I found on GunBroker.com!
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/787973340

    Thanks!
    - Paul B.
     

  2. deergoose

    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Custom job.
     
  3. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Stock is definitely a replacement. If it had the original stock it would be a real prize.

    I wonder how a gun dealer can know that a 60-ish year-old gun with a replacement stock is a "one owner"? Not that it matters, since I care much more about the actual condition of the gun than how many people might have owned it in the past.
     
  4. Paul B.

    Paul B. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks fellas! Shame that someone customized what was probably a gorgeous early L579!
     
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    icebear Well-Known Member

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    Actually, not a bad looking piece, if you don't object to semi-custom rifles. Looks like it might be a Fajen stock with that high Monte Carlo cheekpiece, and the checkering job looks OK. For the number of pictures posted, they are remarkably repetitive and uninformative. Still, if it goes for the opening bid or not much more, maybe not a bad deal. People have been asking outrageous sums of money for L579 carbines on GB (and not getting any bids).
     
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