Short Actions Sako Grail Production Numbers 7x33 and 25-20

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  1. ricksengines

    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    I finally found the thread where we had a discussion on 25-20 production numbers. Here is the link to it.

    https://sakocollectors.com/forum/threads/6-3-x-33-r.10597/

    No down to cases. Can we come up with an estimate of the number of L46 7x33 rifles that have made it into the US? Seems to me that something like 12 are known but I don't have any proof on that score. I know of five or six that have been discussed on the board or have come up for auction or sale.


    Anyone caring to contribute is always welcome to add value to the thread.

    Many Thanks

    rick
     

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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Rocky Well-Known Member

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    There's another, seems pretty nice 7x33 on GB now for sale.
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    I've got two of them.......An early Standard Sporter, and a Mannlicher with rifle length barrel. Both have the rear elevated site on them. I've got one untouched box of Sako factory ammo and some reloads. Cool little caliber and awesome rifles !!

    DeerGoose
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    The rifle on GB is in AU. The folks down under have all the luck. I requested a Sako Source certificate for the new to me 7x33 I'm waiting to be delivered. Will let the board know if by some chance records for it are found.

    rick
     
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    So, if someone in the States was to buy that rifle on GB, would it have to be defaced by the importer ?
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Yepper. The importer has to put their ID info on it.

    rick
     
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    I have a nephew that goes to Australia once in a while. If he brought it back it wouldn't have to be import stamped.
     
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    Glad to hear there is a way around this.
    It would be a shame to have to alter such a firearm.
     
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    In order to "bring it back" it would have to be under the auspices of a licensed importer or he would have to have a Form 6 import permit, which is available only to FFL's and C&R licensees. Even then, the regulations require the FFL or C&R to put an import mark on the firearm denoting the name and location of the importer. I agree that such defacement is unnecessary and pointless in terms of law enforcement.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I'm sure it is somewhat more than just a dozen. I've personally had three different ones at one time or another. I gave up a long-barreled Mannlicher (like Deergoose's) in favor of what I considered more unique: A standard birch sporter (which appeared to be unfired) with a left hand (right side) cheekpiece. Since I shoot from the left shoulder I simply couldn't turn it down and the owner held it hostage until I gave up my Mannlicher to him.

    Although the number of 7x33's in the U.S. certainly has to be small, I know of no way of accurately quantifying it. Most of them were brought in long before the 1968 GCA, and there is no record of those which may have come afterward and would have required an import permit.

    The same thing is true of 25-20's -- however it appears that there were only about a quarter as many 25-20's ever made as 7x33's, so you could expect them to be four times as scarce.
     

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