This seems to be the best place to post this. My wife found a guns Illustrated date of 1970 some years back, it was one of those that listed all gun mfgs (and importers) and prices. I figured you can do a tad of Kentucky windage (pun) and figure out prices for 1962/63 for the 270 (probably no more than $5 to no more than $20 less) A Standard Finnbear (my deepest area of interest) listed for $220. Takes special rings or an add on rear sight to the rear dovetail, call its another $20. Also for the same price were calibers 264, 06 (of course) 300 Win, 338 Win, and 7mm mag. Those are a bit of a surprise to me available that early but..... Vixen to Heavy barrel Forrester ranged from $209 to $224 Vixen Deluxe: $266 Forrester Deluxe: 284 Finnbear Deluxe: $309 Pictures clearly show no rear sight ahead of the receiver. It also Listed the Sako Pieces you could get: Sako Barrels: $24 to 30 in sporter to Bull (6 and 12 grove) Sako Barreled Actions: $141 (Finnbear only listed) Sako 270 Ammo: $24 per hundred. Sako Unprimed Cases: $12 per hundred (and wouldn't it be cool to have some of those!