Sako L61R Dumoulin & Fils in 8x68S

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  1. Steve Andrew

    Steve Andrew Well-Known Member

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    My newly found original scarce (personally commissioned as per the trigger guard) Dumoulin & Fils build in a factory 3 Lug Sako action circa 1968 used to build this beautiful beaver tailed fore stocked master piece in rare 8x68S, these were similar to the FN Browning Olympians with gold inlay.

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  2. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Absolutely spectacular! I assume the barrel came from Dumoulin, as I've never seen or heard of a Sako in 8x68S. I also find it interesting that the builder chose to use a Williams rear sight rather than an express or ladder sight, which would be more typical for a European rifle of this caliber. A very nice find indeed.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I've always been confused by the name "Dumoulin". There were guns produced by "Ernst Dumoulin", "H, or Henri Dumoulin", and "Dumoulin & Fils". My impression is that these were all somehow related, but separate, and all operated from the same city or area of Belgium. Can anyone enlighten as to these different Dumoulins?

    Most "Dumoulin" rifles were built on FN Mauser actions, but occasionally a fine Sako like this one turns up.
     
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    Its a bit like the Ferlach mob, Franz Sodia, Anton Sodia and Sodia Ferlach. I recon it's like Smith or CHIN. sort of common in certain firearms circles?
     

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