Sako forester A2 info

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  1. leiden

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    Just got my sako forester a2. any one got some more info about it? serialnr 3374xx

     

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    Your rifle was made shortly after the stamping change from L579 to AII, probably in the late 70's. It is the standard grade & since it has a crossbolt for the recoil lug, I'm guessing it is a 308 Win. The open sights were for the European market as those shipped to the US did not have sights. Check with our Factory Records Services to get more detail on your rifle.
     
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    The factory records service is a great resource, but it only includes L579's up through SN 115,000 or so, so no A-II's. However, Paulson has told you pretty much what you need to know. The A-II series was produced through the mid-1980's and is largely identical to the preceding L579 series. All of them were called "Forester" and came in .22-250, .243, 7mm-08 (later), .308, and a few very limited other calibers like a few in 7.62x39 and .220 Swift.
     
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    How is A2 quality wise? Is it same same as the l579? i was looking at a l579. But the A2 was in betther condition.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The AII is a L579 with the addition of the bolt shroud on the rear of the bolt, otherwise they are identical. Sako referred to them internally as a L579 even after the stamping change to AII occurred. There is a wealth of knowledge here on the forum on L579/AII's. Just spend some time & effort searching thru the threads about them & all your questions & more will be answered. It's much easier than asking one question at a time both for you and the rest of us. Look for the search box in the upper right of the home page, type in L579 or AII or just click on the Sako medium action thread section and start reading.
     
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    I have been collecting guns for 50 years. I have none I consider better than my Sako Forester AIIs - one in 243, one in 308.
     
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    Just to add to this, maybe to get some feed back,I have a L579 pre 72' and 8 had a post 74, the early model is lighter profile barrel and the stock seems bigger in cross section......... Jay
     
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    iam looking for a 243 A2 clip so will the L579s c lip fit a a2 action
     
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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Kim, you may be thinking of the later model 75 or 84 A2 rifles, The L579/AII models in this discussion had an internal box magazine with a floorplate and are non-detachable. However if you are looking for the sheet metal liner, it should fit.
     
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    20191217_161429.jpg yes you are right !
    iam looking for a A2 clip bolt action 243 5 shot clip
    thankyou
    PS IT WAS A CUTOM MADE GUN BUT I USED a 243 A2 SAKO ACTION
    BOTTOM GUN IN PIC
    or does any one make clips or can i go too floor plate too save this gun
    these actions were built in 1979/80
    and could anyone tell me if their was a 3shot clip interchangeable
     
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    do yours have clips or hinge plates
     
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    Hinge plate aka floorplate. Mine are non-detachable.
     
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    AII's with a detachable magazine are very, very rare. There were a few made toward the end of the production run. I remember back around 2000 a big Sako collection was auctioned at Rock Island and there were a few detachable-magazine guns in that auction. I still wish I'd bid, as the hammer prices were quite a bit less than I expected.
     
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    yes
    any way of changeing it too a nondetachable with any thing on market
     
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    A regular trigger guard/magazine/floorplate assembly for an AII or L579 should bolt right on to your action. The only issue would be stock fit - the opening for the magazine might be larger or smaller. If there is a visible gap, it could be filled in with veneer by any competent woodworker. Of course, if the opening is too small, it would be easy enough to open it up.
     
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