Sako 264 26” barrel

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  1. Travis Slycord

    Travis Slycord Member

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    Hello everyone. New to the forum and new to Sako. I’ve come across a 26 inch barrel 264. Thinking of purchasing it, but myself or the seller are real sure of the value. I want to be fair to myself of course, but also to seller. Could anyone give any advice. All would be greatly appreciated.

     

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  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The caliber & barrel length will add value over the more common chamberings & standard barrel length. Yours appears to have had some honest hunting/shooting wear & is likely more a "shooters" rifle than a "collectors" rifle. Check the gun sale/auction sites for actual sold prices (not asking prices) of L61Rs from that era in comparable condition to get an idea of value. Add a little premium (maybe 10-15%) for the 264 cal with a long barrel. Very hard to place a value based on a few pics. Condition, location, circumstances, etc. all play a part. Good Luck!!
     
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    sakojim Well-Known Member

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    Travis. In my humble opinion, for what its worth, which isn't much. I have two of the same family. Both with very close serial numbers, one higher, one lower. As Paulson stated they are rather rare, but depending on condition the price can only be established by a satisfactory agreement between the buyer and the seller. My suggestion is this. Buy it, shoot it if the condition warrants and enjoy one of the most enjoyable calibers available. Don't even consider the value unless you do not intend to keep it. A friend of mine has one of the same that he has put over 1K rounds thru and the barrel is still in good enough condition to consistently place dime sized groups at 200 yards. Hand loaded of course. Sakojim.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Like Paulson says, it is not possible to place a firm value on a rifle with only a few photos. However, compared to an L61R of similar age and condition in a common caliber with a 24.4" barrel, I'd add 15% for the caliber plus another 15% for the barrel length. This assumes it is in good "shooter" condition, but not in "collector" condition. If everything were original (sling swivels, good pad, sight hood, etc.) then if it were in "collector" condition it might be worth a somewhat higher premium.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Stone is probably a better judge of what premium a 264 with a 26" barrel would command than I am. Wouldn't surprise me if it would bring that much more under the right scenario.
     

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