I recently acquired both halves of a Lo-Swing mount system, advertised as NOS and fitting a Sako L469. The mount and base literally haven't a scratch on them, so I've no doubt that they were never installed on a rifle, but the boxes are well shop-worn. The excellent condition of the parts and poor condition of the packaging, combined with the relative rarity of the application, makes me inclined to believe the claim that this is unsold stock, or at least sold to someone who never used it. The problem is, I acquired these parts because I need Lo-Swing mounts for other, non-Sako rifles. I was going to adapt or modify the baseplate for my application. I was completely unaware that a mount for the L469 was so uncommon, until I tried researching to find out what else it would fit. I'm now very reluctant to butcher a pristine baseplate (that is apparently pretty rare) to suit my purpose when there might be someone out there who needs one for its' intended application. My question, then, before I go milling chunks off the baseplate: Is this a desirable item, or has it gone unused because Sako owners wouldn't be caught dead with a Lo-Swing on their rifle?