Sako sling swivel needed for stock

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  1. 87IrocZ

    87IrocZ Member

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    I am a new member to this site and am recently a Sako rifle owner. I am the proud owner of 3 Sako rifles (pre-72 L579 Mannlicher Forester, pre-72 L461 Vixen, & pre-72 L469 pre Vixen). The one L469 Sako is a 222 REM Mag w/ a factory bolt peep site. This gun is more/less perfect and complete, EXCEPT unfortunately it is missing the sling swivel in the gun stock. I bought the gun like this, but am hopeful that I can purchase a correct sling swivel that matches with this gun.


    Can anyone help me with this? I did the internet searches, but that didn't help. So am hopeful that someone on this site has one for sale or knows where I can obtain one.

    Any help &/or advice provided would be most appreciated, b/c it it sad to see a gun this nice missing something so simple as a sling swivel. That open screw hole on the stock sticks out like a sore thumb with no sling swivel in there.

    Below is an internet address which is a picture of the style/type of Sako sling swivel that I need for my gun stock:

    http://www.gunsinternational.com/popup.cfm?id=100267927&num=2&pic=100267927-2-L.jpg

    As you can see, the head of the swivel has a hole & it appears a pin has been inserted.

    Thanks,

    Brad Van Vark
     

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    emmerth Well-Known Member

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    Front or back? If it is a back, I can help.
     
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    I am new to gun collecting, so please keep that in mind as I am not up-to-speed on the lingo. I'm assuming that by "back" that you mean the buttstock area, and yes, the buttstock sling swivel/screw is the one that I am missing.
     
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    emmerth Well-Known Member

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    Ok..now I just need to kmow the size you need. Please mezsure your front swivel from outside edge to outside edge.

    Thanks


    Emmerth
     
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    Ok. I will measure the existing front swivel on it and let you know the dimension.

    Thanks for your help. That will make my day if I can get one for it.

    Brad
     
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    The front swivel measured 1 1/4" from edge to edge on this Sako that is missing the swivel. Does that sound correct for this Sako L469?

    What is interesting is when I measured my Sako L461 Vixen which has both swivels on it, the swivels measured 1 1/2". Go figure. I would have thought that the swivels on both these pre-72 guns would have measured the same. Maybe you or someone else can share the reason why the dimensions are slightly different.
     
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    I will check this evening and get back with you but I am pretty sure I have ones that are new take offs.
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    87IROCZ- The shank swizes vary from standard to deluxe and even year class so it will be a crap shoot. What do you have exactly?-Misako
     
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    Just checked and I only have the ones that are approximately 1 7/16. Sorry about that.
     
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    Emmerth, thanks for trying. So...still on the search to find one. Maybe someone else will come forward with one or a lead of someone with one.
     
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    Misako, here is the description of the Sako which I need the sling swivel screw for:

    Sako pre-Vixen rifle
    L469
    222 REM Mag
    Serial # 453XX
    Has factory peep sight
    Pre-72

    Is this the information that you are looking for? I have the front sling swivel screw, but am missing the buttstock one.

    Thanks for any help that you can provide.
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    I believe I have that one- I will need to check later today when I am home. PM your contact information and I will do the same along with an astoundingly expensive price for it.-Misako
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    Sorry 87IROCZ- That was another false alarm. It wasn't sako at all. Back to plan B.-Misako
     
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    Anyone have a plan B?????
     
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    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I might have one but I am not sure. It will take another 3 weeks before I can check since I am away at work.
    PM me in three weeks time and I´ll see if I have one.

    That´s the best I can do.

    Good Luck!

    Jim
     
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    Thanks Jim.

    I'll cross my fingers and hope that you can come up with something. I'll PM you in a few weeks to see what you have.

    In the meantime, if anyone else has any help to offer, please let me know.
     
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    Still on the search for one of these sling swivels. Have struck out thus far, but I am not going to give up.

    Anyone have any new leads or contacts?

    Brad
     

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