Colt Sako 579 Deluxe

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  1. xb40

    xb40 Member

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    I realize this question is pretty common. This is a little different. Coltsman 579 Deluxe 308 1964, and as usual the recoil pad is useless. The pad is a Colt pad, rifle is in excellent condition. I have an original Sako pad. I will probably sell this rifle. Replace the pad or leave as is.

    SPF

     
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    cat9 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe sell as is, with the Sako pad as a kicker. Leave these hard decisions to the buyer.
    But I know little about it beyond owning a Bofors L579. Cheers.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Although the original pad on the Coltsman Deluxe was a Sako product, a regular Sako pad would not match it and would be clearly identified as a replacement by any potential buyer. You would be better off instead of using your rare and expensive Sako pad to replace with a similar Pachmayr. However, paying a professional for the replacement probably won't enhance the value of the rifle by as much as its cost, so, as previously suggested, let the buyer decide what to do about the deteriorated pad.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Some Buyers, including myself, would rather see the original pad , even tho it’s in poor condition. Since it’s become a somewhat well known fact that the pads ALL had a problem with deterioration, it feels better knowing the gun is still in its original state.
    Leave it up to the next owner to perplex and decide what pad to use as a replacement. I typically don’t even worry about it unless its just completely crumbled and dilapidated away.

    I wish I didn’t already have so many .308’s!
    The Coltsman Deluxe rifles are top on the list in my book! 931EDF3D-AA91-4605-81EB-3348483FA225.jpeg

    hippie
     
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  5. xb40

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    I guess the options consist of do or don’t. I agree that keeping it original is probably the best option. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, leave it as it is and see what happens.
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    It's amazing how many L579 .308 deluxe rifles there are, at one time I had a dozen or so of them. To the contrary, finding a clean .308 sporter in 57 or 579 can be a challenge. And finding a Bofors marked Mannlicher Carbine .308 is a major treasure hunt ! go figure.

    My feedback on the Colt rifle pad is to leave as is, for the reasons already discussed here. If the pad is completely destroyed, then I would replace with the like Pachmayr as already mentioned. Save the NOS Sako waffle pad.

    DeerGoose
     
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    Amen, have been looking for a minty or even a very good standard L579 .308 for several months and unfortunately been outbid or simply too late to the game.

    Go figure is right, it’s funny in a way because a .308 L579 standard seems pretty unremarkable. Obviously a carbine is a treasure.

    As we are aware, the price has soared significantly on .308 L579’s, as has .308 AII rifles. I suppose it is related to overall production numbers. Frankly, this is a rifle I’d even consider paying a premium (at this point) if I could find the right specimen.

    I’m going to drive to Colorado via Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming next week. Then return via Utah. I will seek out and call every gun shop on the route. Wish me luck…lol…Hopefully I will have coffee with CHAUCER in Green River.

    I agree with others regarding the pad, leave it be and let the next owner decide.
     
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  9. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    What a wonderful idea!!
    Cross Country Sako Road Trip!

    Hippie
     
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    I am not wanting to violate any forum rules. Is it permissible to send photos to bigcountry if he is interested?
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Only if …you send some to me too! ;)
    Edit: one more can’t hurt anything
    Hippie
     
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    As much as I appreciate, it my focus is purely to obtain a standard rifle. Thanks kindly though.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Over time I have heard that the number of .308 chambered L579 rifles was about 1/3 of the number of .243’s produced. The .243 is the most common chambering. Same applies to rifles chambered in 22-250.

    Hippie
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    XB..does your Coltsman have the typical Sako dovetail system or is it a Round Top?

    Hippie

    ps..way to go Deergoose!:)
     
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    Dove tail, original sako rings, flip sight, front sight, 4x colt master scope
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Please post pics as you go especially of any gun shops that might have Sako rifles for sale. I'm sure that we would all enjoy seeing your road trip pics.

    rick
     
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    I do not have a url host. Someone give me a email address and I will send them to be forwarded.

    SPF
     
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    Sorry for screwing that up. Not what I had in mind.
     

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