Ode to the 308

Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by Charles Witt, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Charles Witt

    Charles Witt Well-Known Member

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    Hello to all.


    I had the 308s out to play today and thought I would snap a couple of pictures to share.

    From top to bottom:
    VL63
    L579 Carbine
    L579 Deluxe
    L579 Standard
    L57 Standard

    All complete and original aside from the butt pad on the carbine.

    *Last picture is a Tikka 595 Master Sporter, CZ 557, and CZ 550 Full Stock (all in 308).

    Thanks for looking. PXL_20210222_025425146.jpg PXL_20210222_025411659.jpg PXL_20210222_025211249.jpg
     
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    sako1 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice collection of 308’s Good to see someone else who finds a dual purpose use of their pool table.....
     
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    sako1 Well-Known Member

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    I had the three 308 finnwolfs out the other day, never thought about mating them up with my deluxe and sporter in 308 as well.
     

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  4. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Be careful! Mating up Sakos will lead to a population explosion, which then leads to a bigger safe, then to a gun room, then an addition to the house, then...... You have been warned!
     
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    Nice collection.
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    What's the barrel length on that "L579 carbine"? Looks like a full-length rifle to me. A carbine is 19-20" while a full-length rifle would measure 23.5". Also, it either has a custom stock or the extremely rare one-piece factory stock. Here's a photo of an L579 with a 23.5" barrel and the more usual 2-piece stock.
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    Charles Witt Well-Known Member

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    Excellent observation, Icebear!
    It is most definitely a 23.5 barrel. This is the only full stock Sako that I own, so I did not have one on hand for comparison. The stock appears to be original to me (aside from the buttpad). Here are some more pics for consideration.
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    Charles Witt Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pics of the stock without the metal. There is a "J" stamped in the barrel. channel. PXL_20210225_021042912.jpg PXL_20210225_021053912.jpg PXL_20210225_021102892.jpg PXL_20210225_021111093.jpg PXL_20210225_021134426.jpg PXL_20210225_021157878.jpg
     
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    Charles Witt Well-Known Member

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    How is that measured - to the bolt face or to the front ring? The official, ATF-approved measurement of barrel length is to drop a dowel down the barrel and measure the distance from the muzzle to the bolt face. Measuring a 23.5" barrel from the front ring would give a bit under 23".

    Looking at that stock, I am not sure if it is original or custom, On the one hand, it has a proper Sako muzzle cap. Custom stocks typically have a muzzle cap that does not surround the muzzle, as does a Sako cap. On the other hand, Sako generally put a crossbolt in a .308 Forester, but not in a .243. I am uncertain as to the meaning of the stamped "J". The finish appears to be oil rather than the typical Sako high-gloss varnish (as on my rifle, shown in the photo). Checkering does look like Sako factory. One-piece Mannlicher stocks are super rare but not unknown. If it's a custom, it's a very close copy of the shape and checkering of an original, complete with a correct nose cap. I'm leaning toward original (except for the pad) but I will defer to the experts if anyone else wants to chime in here. I seem to recall there are a couple of members who have Foresters with one-piece Mannlicher stocks; perhaps someone will post a photo for comparison.
     
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    I love your 308s. I have an L579 Mannlicher very similar to yours. Does yours have the early cocking piece?
     
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    Charles Witt Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jeffy1. Not sure what that is. Could you post a pic?
     
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    Thanks for sharing - yeah love those 308's in any Sako
     

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